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VUSN’s Schorn reflects on time with Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance IPE program

November 18, 2020

Mavis Schorn, PhD, APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, FAAN, FNAP, served with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) Interprofessional Education and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning (IPE) program for almost nine years. She was Director and Co-Director during the last four. Earlier in 2020, she stepped away from the program. She recently reflected on her tenure and passing the torch.

Ketel looks forward to work as IPE Co-Director for Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

November 18, 2020

Assistant Professor and Clinic at Mercury Courts Clinical Director Christian Ketel, DNP’14, RN, has added a new role: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning co-director with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. He sat down with MVA writer Matt Schorr recently to talk about his new adventure.

Top nurse informaticist named VUSN senior associate dean

November 16, 2020

A nursing informatics expert with extensive health system, academic and government experience has been named senior associate dean for informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Patricia (Patty) Sengstack, DNP’10, RN-BC, FAAN, currently serves as academic director for the school’s nursing informatics specialty in its master of science in nursing program. She also has a…

National Study: Pandemic, Oversight Waivers Impact Advanced Practice Nurses

November 11, 2020

Preliminary results from a national survey reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), while findings related to the temporary easing of practice restrictions show little effect on APRN practice. In states with restrictive practice requirements, barriers that impact patient care and access continued to exist despite waivers issued to help…

Ken Wallston, prominent nursing researcher and health psychology pioneer, has died

November 11, 2020

Professor of Nursing, Emeritus, Kenneth A. Wallston, PhD, MA, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78. A faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for more than 40 years, Wallston worked widely in the transdisciplinary arena termed behavioral medicine….

VUSN receives $1.35 million NFLP grant to educate future faculty

November 1, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who are interested in becoming nursing faculty members. The award brings the funds the school has received for the NFLP program since 2008…

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