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Nursing Pinning ceremony marks program completion

May 10, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recognized graduating Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students during a traditional Pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center. Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, greeted the approximately 250 students and guests and gave…

Nursing shortage could affect care for all middle Tennesseans

May 8, 2018

The shortage is expected to get worse as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing said nursing school enrollment is not growing fast enough to keep up with demand.VUSN Senior Associate Dean Mavis Schorn said the shortage does not just impact hospital care but nurses in…

VUSN’s Carol Etherington selected for TN Health Care Hall of Fame

May 4, 2018

Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., FAAN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing associate professor of nursing, emerita, has been named to the 2018 class of inductees into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame. She will be honored for her health care career, which includes founding the Nashville Preventative Partnership and developing the nation’s first police department counseling program in Nashville.

VUSN student-organized trauma workshop draws international participants

May 3, 2018

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) student chapter of Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH) recently hosted “Trauma-Informed Pelvic Care,” an interactive, live-streamed workshop led by guest speaker Stephanie Tillman, CNM. A nurse-midwife in Chicago, Tillman is also known for her blog, “Feminist Midwife.” People from Canada, Mexico, the UK, and across the…

Assistant Dean Rolanda Johnson named Vanderbilt Pioneer

April 27, 2018

Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, associate professor and assistant dean for academics, was honored as a Vanderbilt Pioneer during a portrait unveiling at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center this month. The Vanderbilt Pioneers program salutes women and minorities who were the first in university leadership roles. Johnson was recognized as the first African American to hold a vice-chair position in Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate and as the first African American assistant dean of academics at VUSN. Striking photographs of the honorees taken by Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy Lucius Outlaw Jr. can be viewed at the center.

Alumna Judy Lea reflects on a career and life helping others

April 18, 2018

After two years as an arts major, Judy Jackson Lea, BSN’69, set her sights on Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and never looked back. “By the second year I knew I loved maternal/child health with an interest in public health,” she said. Read more

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