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Jessee to be inducted as Academy of Nursing Education fellow

September 15, 2023

Vanderbilt Assistant Dean for Academics, Generalist Nursing Practice, and Professor Mary Ann Jessee, MSN’95, PhD, RN, will be inducted as an Academy of Nursing Education fellow at the National League of Nursing Convocation on September 30.   The NLN Academy of Nursing Education selects fellows who make significant and lasting contributions to the field and who…

School of Nursing Professor Carol Ziegler named to Metro Nashville Board of Health

September 8, 2023

Carol Ziegler, MSN’06, DNP’12, professor of nursing and co-founder of the Climate, Health and Energy Equity Lab, was appointed to the Metro Nashville Board of Health on Aug. 15. Known for her climate and health expertise, Ziegler develops trans-institutional strategies to improve health outcomes in underserved communities through culturally appropriate, community-based health initiatives.

New Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health to study causes and consequences of health-related inequalities

September 6, 2023

Vanderbilt University announced today the creation of the Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health, a trans-institutional collaboration of the College of Arts and Science and the School of Nursing. The center will convene leading Vanderbilt researchers with deep expertise in economic and social inequality, population health science, LGBTQ+ health policy and gun violence to explore the health impacts of these interrelated areas of study.

School of Nursing improves health equity and offers specialized training with new HRSA grant

August 31, 2023

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received a $2.6M four-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant, to continue its highly successful Collaborative Academic-Practice (CAP) program, which improves advanced practice nursing education and increases recruitment and retention in rural, tribal and medically underserved populations.

Hopkins elected to national NP board of directors

August 31, 2023

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Associate Professor Leslie Hopkins, DNP, MSN’93, was elected to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Board of Directors as a member-at-large for the 2023-2025 term.   Hopkins, director of Vanderbilt’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been a member of NONPF since 1995 and, holds the group in high esteem…

Four VUSN faculty named AAN fellows

August 29, 2023

Four Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have been announced as 2023 American Academy of Nursing fellows. Assistant Professor Leanne Boehm, PhD’16, MSN’09, ACNS-BC, Professors Jennifer Kim, DNP, MSN’97, GNP-BC, GS-C, FNAP, FAANP, and Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, and Assistant Professor Lori Schirle, PhD, CRNA, will be inducted into the academy on October 7 in Washington, DC. Being named…

School of Nursing participates in new VUMC initiative funded by Tennessee Dept. of Health

August 16, 2023

Members of the School of Nursing are participating in a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center initiative funded with a $3.9 million grant to VUMC from the Tennessee Department of Health. The grant program will evaluate innovative models of nursing care that include screening and responding to social drivers of health. It will also investigate how to mitigate nursing staffing shortages while ensuring optimal patient care.

Faucett chosen to lead Vanderbilt’s Nurse Midwifery Specialty

August 15, 2023

Kendra M. Faucett, DNP, BS’00, CNM, APRN, CNE, FACNM, will become academic director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery specialty on September 18. She comes to Nashville from her role as an assistant professor and course coordinator at Frontier Nursing University.  “I am thrilled to be joining the No. 1 midwifery program in the country,” Faucett said. “Vanderbilt has an outstanding reputation,…

VUSN named NLN Center of Excellence for education expertise

August 4, 2023

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for its support of faculty pedagogical expertise. This is the second time the school has been so honored. The five-year NLN Center of Excellence designation recognizes that VUSN demonstrates ongoing, dedicated excellence in developing and expanding faculty expertise in nursing education.

Vanderbilt nurses named Tennessee Rising Star Nurse Leaders

August 3, 2023

The Tennessee Action Coalition has included a School of Nursing faculty member and a Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt nurse in its 2023 cohort of Tennessee Rising Star Nurse Leaders. VUSN Assistant Professor Monika Schmidt Do, DNP, FACC, and clinical staff leader Cory Smeltzer, RN, were among 25 young Tennessee nurse leaders named rising stars.

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