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Immersion experience launches first class of VUSN Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner students

February 13, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently held a three-day clinical immersion to launch its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for advanced practice nursing students, part of a $1.43 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are specifically trained to help victims of sexual assault, collect evidence and testify. HRSA has an initiative to increase their number nationwide and reduce the need for individuals seeking help to travel to find someone with SANE training.

VUSN faculty and alumni named March of Dimes Nurses of the Year

February 8, 2019

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

Schorn selected National Academies of Practice Distinguished Fellow

January 28, 2019

Senior Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. Schorn was selected in recognition of her leadership and achievements in nursing, education and research. She has served as senior associate dean since 2013 and oversees academic programs and services…

Vanderbilt School of Nursing opens $23.6 million building expansion

January 23, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing celebrated the opening of its new $23.6 million building expansion with a ribbon cutting and grand opening event on Jan. 22. The expansion, which broke ground in June 2017, features a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices.

Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

January 23, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22. The high-tech building also features wellness components designed to support occupants’ well-being in health and comfort.

VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture by advocate and nonverbal speaker available to view

January 23, 2019

An overflow audience attended the January 14 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture given by Holly and Eileen Forlenza. An estimated 250 students, faculty, staff and interested community members heard the presentation by Holly, a nonverbal motivational speaker, and her mother Eileen, an advocate for family involvement in health care. The event was taped and is available here.

Take an interactive tour of the new School of Nursing Building

January 18, 2019

The new School of Nursing building has the well-being of its occupants at the heart of its design, construction and operation. Take an interactive tour of the building’s wellness features.

Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind

January 17, 2019

Health and well-being inform every part of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building expansion, opening Jan. 22. The expansion, which broke ground in 2017, was designed to target LEED Gold and WELL Silver certification. Once the certification process concludes, the university anticipates that this building will be the first complete, ground-up structure in Nashville to carry the…

MLK Day lecture on “Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: Our Collective Responsibility” is Jan. 21

January 16, 2019

Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Her lecture is in conjunction with the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt and sponsored by the Vanderbilt…