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VUSN alum Cristy Stumb making an impact

April 4, 2017

Cristy Stumb’s decision to pursue a career in health care was simple. She had always loved medicine and helping people achieve their best possible state of wellness. Stumb chose to work and go to school simultaneously while raising her family.

“U.S. News & World Report” rankings again put VUSN among nation’s best

March 13, 2017

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has once again been named among the “Best Graduate Schools” in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine The School of Nursing is ranked at No. 15 in the nation’s elite programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, tied with the University…

Leslie Hopkins attends SEC leadership development meeting

March 6, 2017

Assistant Professor Leslie Welch Hopkins, one of Vanderbilt’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2016-17, visited Mississippi State University Feb. 22-24 for a series of workshops designed to help prepare the SEC fellows for administrative roles in higher education.

A Letter from the Deans’ Nursing Policy Coalition

March 1, 2017

Recently, deans from some of the nation’s top nursing schools sent a letter to congressional leaders. In it, they urged Congress to include nurses in the national discussion regarding the Affordable Care Act. Dean Linda Norman was one of the 10 deans signing the letter as part of the Deans’ Nursing Policy Coalition.

FNP student Kelsey Moore helps Vanderbilt student teams advance in Hult Prize competition

February 24, 2017

Three Vanderbilt student teams might not have advanced to the next round of Hult Prize competition if it weren’t for the leadership and hard work of Vanderbilt Family Nurse Practitioner student Kelsey Moore. Moore organized and headed up the Hult competition for the university this year.

Nursing researcher aims to help children with life-threatening illnesses

February 24, 2017

As a college softball player, Terrah Foster Akard learned self-discipline, teamwork and collaboration. Now, Akard uses those same skills as a pediatric palliative care researcher. Her research focuses on ways to improve coping and adjustment for children with life-threatening illnesses.