Posts Tagged ‘commencement’

School of Nursing graduates celebrated for resilience and accomplishment

May 17, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing celebrated Commencement and Investiture Friday for those graduating in summer and fall 2021 and spring 2022. In total, 385 Master of Science in Nursing and 62 Doctor of Nursing Practice students graduated. An additional eight PhD in Nursing Science students received their degrees from Vanderbilt Graduate School.

Nurse Informaticist Tip Tilton named Nursing Founder’s Medalist

May 13, 2022

Master of Science in Nursing graduate Tip Tilton was selected as the School of Nursing’s Founder’s Medalist for the Class of 2022. The mother of two maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA at Vanderbilt while earning her MSN in Nursing Informatics and working more than 40 hours a week as an RN quality improvement coordinator for John Muir Medical Center. She is now a clinical nurse informaticist at the Center for Digital Health Innovation at University of California, San Francisco.

Class of 2022: Military nurse and master’s student Stacey Rokas turns to Vanderbilt while on front lines of COVID pandemic

May 12, 2022

When military nurse Stacey Rokas filled out her application to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she was embedded with the U.S. Marines on a training exercise with an international joint force in South Korea. She was the officer in charge of medical care.

2021 Founder’s Medalist has global reach

May 26, 2021

Rebecca Silvers has had a love for global travel and immersing herself in the diverse cultures of the world all her life. She began global health work on international medical missions in 2006, but her experiences in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake changed her path. One of the first responders with Project Hope on…

Vanderbilt University confers emerita status on five School of Nursing faculty; Dean Norman named dean emerita

May 20, 2021

During Commencement ceremonies on May 15, Vanderbilt University honored five distinguished Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty by naming them faculty emeriti. The university also announced that Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, would be designated dean emerita, effective July 1, 2021. Norman, who has been dean of the School of Nursing since 2013, will step…

Dean urges Class of 2021 to work for health equity and autonomy

May 17, 2021

Under a tent at Recreation Field 1 on Vanderbilt’s East side, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2021 reassembled for Investiture on May 15. The joyful celebration reflected a mix of tradition and variations necessitated by pandemic precautions, and marked the first time some participants had been on campus since COVID-19 hit in March…