Vanderbilt Nurse News Category

Dean’s Message

November 5, 2019

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, As the nation’s largest group of health care providers, nurses are often the professionals who see a need, gap in knowledge or better way in patient care or safety. Nurse-scientists — scholars who have been educated in rigorous scientific inquiry and focus on health care issues — take those questions…

Alumni and faculty honored as fellows by AAN, AANP and ACNM

November 5, 2019

Twelve faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Faculty members Pam Orebaugh Jones, DNP’13, MSN’92, BSN’81; April Kapu, DNP’13, MSN’05; and Jennifer Ezell Wilbeck, DNP, PMC’06, MSN’99; and alumni Kuei-Ru…

School of Nursing designated Center of Excellence

November 5, 2019

The National League for Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an NLN Center of Excellence in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership. The NLN is the nation’s foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. Designation as a COE signifies that a nursing school has achieved…

Phillippi to head Nurse-Midwifery specialty

November 5, 2019

  Julia Phillippi, PhD, MSN’99, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, assistant professor of Nursing, has been named academic director of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery program. She will also co-direct the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner dual-focus specialty with FNP Academic Director Courtney Pitts, DNP. The Nurse-Midwifery specialty is one of the school’s most competitive programs and is…

Mariann Piano named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

November 5, 2019

  Mariann R. Piano, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) during its 30th International Nursing Research Congress in July. Induction into the Hall of Fame is considered one of the highest…

Graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future

November 5, 2019

  The School of Nursing presented degrees to more than 400 graduates during Commencement and investiture ceremonies on May 10. The class included 348 MSN and 56 DNP graduates. An additional five PhD in Nursing Science graduates were honored in separate Vanderbilt Graduate School ceremonies. Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, told the 2019 graduating…