Posts Tagged ‘Diversity’

Message to the VUSN community regarding the Derek Chauvin verdicts

April 21, 2021

The murder of George Floyd last spring impacted many of us deeply. His death, and the deaths of so many people of color at the hands of police, brought to the forefront much-needed discussions of racism, injustice, violence and privilege. Yesterday’s conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts for Mr. Floyd’s death…

Student groups program VUSN’s 2021 Diversity Month Activities

February 8, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing traditionally celebrates February as Diversity Month, with student affinity groups providing programing and presentations.. The events kicked off Feb. 1, with a presentation by Emporia State University Assistant Professor Douglas Allen, PhD, and Mytrice Allen on “Beyond the Presidency: The Role of Nurses in the Continued Work of Anti-Racism.” The sponsor…

School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement

January 17, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has revised its diversity and inclusion statement to include language that specifies the school’s rejection of racism and commitment to racial equity and equality. The revised statement now incorporates the following paragraph: We reject racism of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. We acknowledge the painful histories related…

Vanderbilt School of Nursing earns national HEED award for diversity

October 5, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes schools and universities in health care education that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. “This is a wonderful recognition, and one that honors the hard work of many,”…

Day of Remembrance set for Sept. 23

September 16, 2020

Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in support of Black lives and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals will stand in the roundabout in front of the school in 8:46…

“Novel” Alice Randall lecture available for viewing

September 11, 2020

Author and Professor Alice Randall spoke to an online audience of nearly 300 when she presented the VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 10. The bestselling writer shared how and why fiction can expand our empathy and contribute to respect and caring. Click to view the recorded lecture.