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Diversity Month at School of Nursing wraps up with student presentations

February 26, 2019

Interest in diversity, equity and inclusion at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has expanded so much that what formerly was a one-day event turned into a series of events for the month of February. In the past, the school held a one-day diversity event that featured student-created poster presentations about different cultures and health…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Kaitlyn Geib, begins new role as pediatric nurse practitioner

February 15, 2019

Hillside Health Center (CA) is proud to welcome pediatric nurse practitioner Kaitlyn Geib. Geib has worked as a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for several years. Geib received her master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.  Now, she is ready to begin her first position as a pediatric nurse practitioner…

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.