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School of Nursing named AAMN Best School for Men

September 20, 2018

The American Association for Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. In informing VUSN of the honor, the AAMN wrote: The Recognition Review Committee has completed the review…

Construction to close 21st Ave. S sidewalk through Sept. 28

September 20, 2018

The sidewalk in front of the School of Nursing will be closed through Friday, Sept. 28, from the steps between Frist Hall and the Heard Library to the entrance of Godchaux Hall by MRB III. It should reopen Monday, Oct. 3. Pedestrians should use the Wesley Place/University School of Nashville side of 21st Avenue S….

Faculty involvement and interest help draw incoming Vanderbilt Nursing students

September 5, 2018

It was unanimous. Incoming master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing Science students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. “I looked at PhD programs across the country and was drawn to Vanderbilt’s program because of its small class size and…

VUSN MSN Alum, Tenecia Lancaster, joins Summit Medical in Surgoinsville, TN

August 28, 2018

Tenecia Lancaster has joined Summit Medical Group in Surgoinsville, TN, as a family nurse practitioner with a special interest in family care. She earned her MSN from VUSN in 2016 with a family nurse practitioner concentration. While at Vanderbilt, she was a recipient of several honors, including the Kathleen Suzanne Nelson scholarship, Lettie Pate Whitehead…

VUSN Alum, Nancy Ledbetter, leading Salem Health cancer genetics program

August 21, 2018

The Salem Health Cancer Institute has launched a program to identify patients whose family history makes them an easier target for cancer. The program is running under the guidance of Clinical Nurse Specialist Nancy Ledbetter. After graduating with a bachelor’s of science in nursing from VUSN, Ledbetter focused on oncology.

Recent School of Nursing Recognitions and Honors

August 17, 2018

Faculty and students in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have recently been recognized for career accomplishments, research, scholarship and leadership. Student Kaitlyn McGowen, right with patient Roger Conrad, has been named a Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions fellow. Other recent honors include:

Alumna came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left — until now

August 15, 2018

Patty Hofstetter, BSN’77, RN, CPHQ, recently retired as Senior Quality and Safety Advisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center after 41 years as a nurse. She came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left. When she started as a nurse in 1977, there were only two Medical Center buildings – the old Vanderbilt University Hospital…

Vanderbilt School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

August 10, 2018

The largest number of students — 370 graduates — in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 5, at Langford Auditorium. The 276 Master of Science in Nursing students in attendance received the VUSN pin signifying their entrance into the advanced…

VUSN MSN Student, Natima Geis, Awarded 2018 March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships

August 8, 2018

Natima Geis of Lexington, Kentucky, is a registered nurse pursuing a master of science in nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, with a specialization in midwifery. Ms. Geis also is deeply committed to serving her rural community, particularly its underserved and disenfranchised populations. She has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of continuity…

VUSN Graduate Student, Sarah P. Cox, Awarded 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

August 7, 2018

VUSN student Sarah P. Cox was one of 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in…