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VUSN celebrates 2022 Reunion in person

August 25, 2022

After a two-year, pandemic-induced break, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold an in-person Reunion October 6-7, in coordination with the Vanderbilt University Reunion celebration, which continues through October 9. All classes originally scheduled for a reunion in 2020, 2021 or 2022 are invited to attend.  The School of Nursing will welcome back alumni,…

School of Nursing celebrates program completion with formal pinning ceremony

August 25, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students for the completion of their educational programs at two pinning ceremonies August 7, 2022, at Langford Auditorium. The School of Nursing celebrated 326 MSN, 17 Post-Master’s Certificate and 20 DNP students across 10 specialties. Family and friends were…

Going back to school can literally be a headache

August 18, 2022

Going back to school can trigger headaches in children. In this feature from Vanderbilt Health, Jane Hearnsberger, MSN’2011, BS’10, Suzanne Beaird, MSN’07 and Lauren King, MSN’09, share information about potential causes and offer some ideas for how to prevent headaches.

Nursing faculty honored as fellows

August 8, 2022

Nine VUSN faculty have been announced as fellows in several prestigious nursing and health care organizations, honoring their hard work and contributions to their professions. The Society of Critical Care Medicine elected Associate Professor Brian Widmar, PhD’12, FAANP, FCCM, as a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and named Professor and Independence…

Four faculty to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellows

August 1, 2022

The American Academy of Nursing has selected four School of Nursing faculty for its 2022 cohort of fellows. The four, Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS; Laurie Connors, PhD(c), DNP,  FAANP; Marilyn Dubree, MSN’76; and Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, will be inducted into the academy during its annual health policy conference in October. Six VUSN alumni will also…

TIGER program seeks doctoral nurses for genomics education program

July 29, 2022

The Translation and Integration of Genomics is Essential to Doctoral NuRsing (TIGER) program is accepting applications until September 1, 2022. The two-part program, which begins in January 2023, is led by Principal Investigator Laurie Connors, PhD(c), DNP, FAANP, professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. This is the second year of the program,…