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Zsamboky to lead VUSN’s Psychiatric-Mental Health NP program

January 21, 2020

Assistant Professor Marci Zsamboky, DNP’18, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE, has been named academic director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is currently ranked as the No. 2 program in the U.S. by U.S….

Americans rank nurses as the most trusted professionals in the U.S.

January 20, 2020

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in the United States, with 85% of people rating nurses as having very high or high levels of honesty and ethics. That’s according to a poll just released by Gallup, who asked U.S. adults to assess the honesty and ethics of a list of professions in December 2019. This…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Deana Clapper, assists with Donate Life Rose Parade float

January 9, 2020

VUSN MSN Alumna and Associate Executive Director of Tennessee Donor Services, Deana Clapper, along with fellow leaders accompanied organ recipients to Pasadena, Ca. for the Donate Life Rose Parade float. “I was drawn to the mission of saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Everything you do, every day, can change someone’s life,” Clapper said

LGBTQ and addiction expert to present VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 14

December 18, 2019

An international authority on addiction and mental health in sexual minority women will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon-1 p.m. in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Global Health Research and Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing at…

VUSN featured in NPT documentary on Companionship & Intimacy on Dec. 18

December 10, 2019

A new Nashville Public Television documentary, Companionship & Intimacy: Aging Matters, explores the benefits and challenges of developing relationships as we age—with help from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty, students and alumni. VUSN Assistant Professor Carrie Plummer, PhD, MSN’05, is one of the experts appearing in the documentary.

Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services

December 8, 2019

McClure, N., O’Kelley, E. and Lutenbacher, M. (2019), Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services. J School Health. doi:10.1111/josh.12859