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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

March 31, 2020

Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring. Please reach out with any and all questions to covid-questions@vanderbilt.edu.

VUSN’s Jennifer Wilbeck walks you through taking your temperature correctly

March 30, 2020

Fever is one of the COVID-19 symptoms. School of Nursing Professor and Emergency Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99, FAAN, FAANP, tells Prevention how to make sure you’re taking your temperature correctly.

VUSN Dean Norman to lead Vanderbilt Public Health Task Force

March 25, 2020

VUSN Dean Linda Norman will lead a new Public Health Advisory Task Force formed to serve as a resource for Vanderbilt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced the new task force on March 23.

Important information about Vanderbilt’s response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Vanderbilt University has moved to alternative and online education for the rest of the semester. Full information, updates and resources are available at vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus. Please reach out with any and all questions to covid-questions@vanderbilt.edu.

Alumnus testifies in support of mental health care workforce shortage bill

March 4, 2020

Asa T. Briggs, MSN’12, PMHNP-BC, recently testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Health in support of a bill regarding telepsychiatry and a need for mental health care providers. Briggs was director of psychiatry for Unity Healthcare, DC’s largest network of community health centers. He recently joined South Carolina’s Prisma Health.

Alumnus to lead Michigan efforts to improve health care for people of color

March 2, 2020

Randolph Rasch, PhD, MSN’79, dean of Michigan State University’s College of Nursing, will lead that state’s effort to reduce health disparities for people of color, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday in her State of the State address. Whitmer lauded Rasch’s work toward reducing implicit bias, which can cause medical professionals to discount the needs of…

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