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Interdisciplinary partnership leads to Vanderbilt Climate, Energy and Health Equity lab

October 31, 2022

By Tatum Lyles Flick Communications Specialist School of Nursing nurses and a social scientist from the College of Arts and Science have teamed up to mitigate health disparities related to climate change. Professor of Nursing Carol Ziegler, DNP’12, MSN’06, Assistant Professor of Nursing James Muchira, PhD, and Professor of the Practice in Climate Studies Zdravka…

School of Nursing earns 2022 INSIGHT Into Diversity award

October 24, 2022

For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has won a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

School of Nursing honors outstanding alumni and friends for accomplishment, service and impact

October 18, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni and friends for their extraordinary work during the recent 2022 Reunion State of the School Address and Awards Ceremony.

Chancellor honors two VUSN staff members at fall staff assembly

October 5, 2022

Two School of Nursing staff members received prestigious university awards at the fall staff assembly September 29.  Manager of FNIC Support Tim Groves received the Student Impact Award, presented by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, who said, “With care, expertise and innovation, Tim has contributed to the success of more than 800 nursing students each year over…

Alumna is one of the U.S. Airforce’s first aerospace nurse practitioners

September 29, 2022

U.S. Air Force Capt. Molly Dunkelberger, MSN’17, has a new role with the 17th Medical Group at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas: She is one of eight pioneering aerospace nurse practitioners in the Air Force. Aerospace nurse practitioner is a new career field and Dunkelberger and her seven colleagues have been specially trained in aerospace medicine to fill the growing gap of flight surgeons. Dunkelberger serves as the primary care manager for the 17th Security Forces Squadron.

School of Nursing’s reputation for excellence draws new cohort of students

September 26, 2022

Fall 2022 brought 584 new faces and a variety of backgrounds as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing incoming class, with 143 PreSpecialty (bachelor’s in a field other than nursing), 343 Direct Entry (BSN-prepared), 66 Doctor of Nursing Practice, one new PhD in Nursing Science and 23 Post-Master’s Certificate students, some of whom are also obtaining the DNP.

Jennifer Kim becomes GAPNA president

September 20, 2022

Professor Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, GS-C, FNAP, FAANP, was named president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) September 17 at the 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. GAPNA supports gerontological APRNs at all career levels, helps members prepare for leadership roles and supports policies that lead to equitable access to care for older…

Nation becomes full-time VUSN faculty

September 15, 2022

Assistant Professor Helen Nation, MSN’07 recently moved to full-time at VUSN! She is part of the NNP specialty and practices at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Neonatal/ Pediatric Transport, active in NANN, NANNP and FANNP and a guest lecturer in medical literature at MTSU. Nation’s NICU career eventually put her in the position to care…

School of Nursing to hold in-person Open House October 1

September 14, 2022

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold its in-person Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the MN, MSN, DNP, PhD and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs. Register now.

Jeffery working with VU, VUMC and VA on substance use disorder prediction technology

September 1, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery is a biomedical informatics expert, lending his expertise in developing back-end computational work to problems across health care. Here, Jeffery details studies funded by two recently awarded grants, including a grant of more than $2.3 million over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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