Posts Tagged ‘Courtney Pitts’

Ten faculty honored as fellows

November 27, 2021

National nursing associations inducted 10 School of Nursing faculty as fellows in 2021. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by the nursing profession. Melissa Davis Stephanie Devane-Johnson Margaret C. Taylor Jeremy Neal Joanne S. Tennyson Heather Jackson Courtney Pitts Megan Shifrin Karen Hande Patricia Sengstack Six faculty from the Nurse-Midwifery specialty…

National initiatives tap Vanderbilt faculty

November 27, 2021

Four Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty have been appointed to leadership roles with national organizations, including the National Advisory Council for Nursing Education and Practice; Diversity Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty; American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Network.; National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing; and the American Nurse Association’s Innovation Advisory Committee.

Alumni named fellows in American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nursing

February 23, 2021

Ten Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni were inducted as fellows into two top professional nursing societies in 2020. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed in the nursing profession. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners inducted Adele Caruso, DNP’17; Brooke Faught, DNP’18; Courtney Young Pitts, MSN’09, DNP’11; and Paula Tucker, DNP’14,…

Vanderbilt Nursing graduates told “the world needs you more than ever”

May 14, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, told Class of 2020 nursing graduates that while the current COVID-19 pandemic disrupted end-of-year activities, it put advanced practice nurses like the new graduates in the world’s spotlight. “People see nurses risking their well-being to help desperately ill people. They see nurses solving…

If law allows, Nurse Practitioners may be answer to U.S. physician shortage

February 21, 2020

Dr. Courtney Pitts, Director, Family NP Specialty at VUSN was interviewed about the U.S. Physician Shortage. The goal is to advance healthcare within the community. Vanderbilt received two HRSA grants to increase the number of NPs practicing in rural, underserved areas where there aren’t enough primary care providers. Pitts commented “At Vanderbilt, both students and faculty…

School of Nursing receives $5 million in HRSA grants to increase nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas

August 9, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurse practitioners (NP) working in rural and underserved communities where there aren’t enough primary care providers. In response to the growing need for mental health services, both…