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Former faculty and alumna Sue McConnell Jones dies

September 2, 2020

It was with sadness that we learned that former faculty member and alumna Lenita “Sue” McConnell Jones, BSN’67, MSN’74, died August 29. A Double ‘Dore, she was one of VUSN’s first nurse practitioner graduates as well as one of the first 100 NPs in the U.S. Jones was instrumental in the creation of the first certification process for NPs and enjoyed a long career as practitioner, professor and nursing director.

How to determine if a school is committed to diversity and inclusion

September 1, 2020

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, MSN, RN, talks to allnursingschools.com on how potential students can determine if a school is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Does the school have a measurable diversity, equity and inclusion plan, for example, or does the school provide a variety of educational opportunities on diversity, inclusion and equity topics? Johnson also recommends that students considering online nursing programs should look for schools that provide the same opportunities for community and inclusion as in-person programs.

CCNE Accreditation Review and Request for Third-Party Comments

August 31, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will be reviewed for re-accreditation November 4-6, 2020 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This will be an evaluation of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Master’s APRN Certificate programs. Interested parties may submit written comments concerning Vanderbilt University School of…

Alice Randall offers a novel approach to anti-racism with VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Sept. 10

August 26, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Alice Randall will give the first Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture for 2020-2021 on Thursday, Sept. 10, noon-1 p.m. CST via videoconference. Randall will present “A Novel Approach to Building Your Anti-Racism Toolkit and Self-Care in a Time of Reckoning.” The live online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

School of Nursing alumni send students encouragement along with masks

August 21, 2020

When Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, emailed a request to alumni and friends of the school in May asking them to make and send cloth face masks to be used by students during their clinical rotations, she hoped that the school might receive enough to give one mask…

Start the fall semester with a greeting from the Chancellor for VUSN students

August 20, 2020

Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier recorded a video welcome specifically for Vanderbilt School of Nursing students. In it, he commended the VUSN community for its pivotal role in the university’s Return to Campus, calling VUSN faculty and leaders “our guiding stars.” He reinforced Vanderbilt’s values, including a commitment to a diverse and inclusive community, and encouraged students to dig deep in obtaining an empowering, lasting Vanderbilt education.

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