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School of Nursing’s Ginny Moore selected as AANP fellow

June 16, 2023

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has named School of Nursing Professor Ginny Moore, DNP, MSN’90, as an AANP fellow in honor of her outstanding achievements and exemplary service. Moore, who directs the Women’s Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner specialty, will be inducted on June 22 at the 2023 AANP National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  “Membership…

McNelis to lead nursing science PhD program

June 14, 2023

Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, has been selected as the new Vanderbilt School of Nursing assistant dean for its PhD in nursing science program. McNelis comes to Nashville from her role as professor and associate dean for scholarship of innovation and clinical science at George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington,…

VUSN Informatics expert named to VU AI advisory board

June 13, 2023

Vanderbilt University has tapped Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Nursing Informatics Patricia Sengstack, DNP, FAAN, FACMI, to serve on an advisory board for its new Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative. The initiative and board will center Vanderbilt efforts around scholarship and opportunities connected to the growing use of nascent artificial intelligence technologies. 

VUSN NP student Daniel Reyes receives Education Award

June 6, 2023

May 30 — announced Daniel Reyes, a VUSN Acute Care NP student, as winner of the annual $5,000 Education Award. Reyes started his health care journey in the military and hopes to help underserved populations in community health when he graduates. Read the full story at

Genomics course for doctoral nursing faculty seeks participants

June 6, 2023

Nursing faculty interested in learning how to incorporate genomic content into their curricula, practice and scholarship are invited to apply for the Translation and Integration of Genomics is Essential to Doctoral NuRsing (TIGER) program.   TIGER, a two-part program which begins in January 2024, is led by Principal Investigator Laurie Connors, PhD(c), DNP, FAANP, FAAN, professor of…

VUSN Research Spotlight: Emma Clark

June 1, 2023

Emma V. Clark, PhD (c), is a third-year PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Her research stems from her interest in how regulation of midwives (e.g., licensure, oversight of training curricula, development and enforcement of scopes of work, and requirements for ongoing practice) affect how many midwives are working in a country, the…