“The tightest team that’s never met” keeps VU running during pandemic
January 26, 2021
They’ve been working together, side by side—or, rather, screen by screen—seven days a week for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of active students, faculty, researchers and staff open and running in the midst of a pandemic.
Andrea George, MS’94, PhD’07, director of environmental health and safety for the university, and Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, are co-commanders of the university’s Public Health Central Command Center. They were instrumental in developing and leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.
School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement
January 17, 2021
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has revised its diversity and inclusion statement to include language that specifies the school’s rejection of racism and commitment to racial equity and equality. The revised statement now incorporates the following paragraph: We reject racism of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. We acknowledge the painful histories related…
VUSN Nurse-Midwifery program seeks third-party comments for ACME accreditation
January 15, 2021
The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 29, 2021. Please email any written third party comments to ASmith@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, by…
Kate Payne, Vanderbilt nurse and bioethicist, has died
January 14, 2021
Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness. For many years, Payne helped people have the best death they could, and she…
“Making ‘Good Trouble'” is topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture hosted by VUSM and VUSN
January 11, 2021
The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. This year’s event will be held virtually….
Frist family matriarch, Nashville philanthropist Patricia Champion Frist dies at age 81
January 11, 2021
Long-time Nashville philanthropist Patricia Champion Frist has passed away surrounded by family in Nashville. She was 81 years old. The wife of HCA Healthcare Inc. co-founder Tommy Frist Jr., she was “an equal partner in all their endeavors” throughout their 60-year marriage. Photo: The Frist Art Museum