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VUSN faculty honored with advocacy award, fellowships

April 26, 2024

Three Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty members were recently recognized for excellence across various nursing disciplines with fellow designations and major awards. Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP, MCCM, was honored for nurse practitioner advocacy. Assistant Professor Michael Gooch, DNP, MSN’05, PMC’08, and Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, FAHA,…

VUSN matching program to inspire philanthropy, drive research and create change regarding health inequities

April 23, 2024

In support of its commitment to fighting health inequities, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched an ambitious campaign to raise and match $1 million to support health disparity research. Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, Dean and Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing, recently announced the school’s Nursing Health Equity Fellowship program,…

School of Nursing to host free virtual panel on planetary health

April 18, 2024

The Vanderbilt School of Nursing will host a free virtual panel discussion on Thursday, May 2, at noon, on the emerging multi- and transdisciplinary field of planetary health. Topics will include the implications for health and health equity, clinical practice, research, education and advocacy, and a solutions-focused mindset for the future to achieve sustainable outcomes….

Giving Day 2024: Give. Go. Help. Share.

April 1, 2024

All members of the School of Nursing community are invited to take part in Vanderbilt’s Giving Day 2024, a 24-hour giving fest filled with matching challenges, power hours and participation goals happening on Thursday, April 11. Gifts given to VUSN directly support: Critical student scholarships that ensure VUSN attracts the most talented and promising students,…

Nominations for 2024 VUSN Alumni Awards sought

March 15, 2024

Nominations are now open for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing 2024 Alumni Board Awards. These awards honor alumni and friends of the school for leadership, clinical excellence, career accomplishments and service. Recipients are honored during Reunion at a special in-person and virtual ceremony November 8 at the School of Nursing. Nominations are welcome from alumni,…

VUMC welcomes first RNs from Nurse Scholars Program

February 23, 2024

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is welcoming the first graduates of the Nurse Scholars Program, which pays for up to four semesters of nursing school tuition at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) or Cumberland University in return for a work commitment to VUMC. The welcoming of the graduates comes as the latest group of nursing scholars were recently accepted into the program, which began accepting scholars in 2023. The program will pay up to $7,500 in tuition per semester, which is applied after grants and other scholarships.

School of Nursing and Center for Spiritual and Religious Life team up on project to prepare students to work with diverse religious populations

January 25, 2024

A grant awarded to Vanderbilt University by Interfaith America, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to building bridges among religions, has resulted in courses to help School of Nursing students better serve patients of diverse faith traditions. The School of Nursing and Vanderbilt’s Center for Spiritual and Religious Life are collaborating on curriculum for a series of…

Assistant Professor Julia Steed receives social justice award

January 24, 2024

Assistant Professor Julia Steed, MSN’10, PhD’18, received the VUSN Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Social Justice at the School of Nursing’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Lecture on January 9. The award recognizes faculty who foster social justice by advocating for equal rights and opportunities for all people. Steed is known as a…

Allison honored with student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch Award

January 24, 2024

Terri Allison, DNP, FAANP, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and assistant dean for academics, DNP, recently received Vanderbilt’s Dean Colleen Conway-Welch Award. The student-selected recognition is bestowed upon a DNP faculty member who demonstrates noteworthy contributions to student learning, either through course instruction or by serving as a supportive advisor or mentor….

Comments sought for accreditation of Master of Nursing program

January 18, 2024

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will be reviewed for accreditation April 3-5, 2024, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This will be an evaluation of its Master of Nursing (MN) program. Interested parties may submit written comments concerning Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s qualifications for accreditation. Written third-party comments will be received by…

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