Posts Tagged ‘DNP’

VUSN DNP Alumna, Margaret Taylor, discusses what moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care

June 7, 2019

“When you put people together and they can influence each other, the experience is so much stronger and more powerful,” says certified nurse midwife Margaret Taylor. “And certainly more effective than a midwife or physician telling a patient what to do.” Taylor, who led Centering Pregnancy sessions in Memphis, Tennessee, until 2012, says the group…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Barbara Wadsworth, named commencement speaker for the College of Graduate Studies at Immaculata University

May 20, 2019

The Immaculata community welcomed VUSN DNP Alumna, Barbara Wadsworth (of Blue Bell, PA), senior vice president of patient services and the chief nursing officer of Main Line Health as the commencement speaker for the College of Graduate Studies on May 19, 2019. Wadsworth has dedicated her life to helping others as a nurse and as senior…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Cerrissa Hugie, named keynote speaker of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s practical nursing program spring graduation

May 15, 2019

VUSN DNP Alumna, Cerrissa Hugie, served as keynote speaker of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s practical nursing program spring graduation on May 14, 2019. She earned her master’s and doctorate in nursing practice from Vanderbilt University within the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty.

School of Nursing graduates inspire optimism about health care’s future

May 13, 2019

Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, told the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2019 graduating class that she is optimistic about the future of health care because of them. “You are the answer to society’s health care challenges,” she said. “Not just because you are needed as providers, but because each of you is a…

Brooke Faught, DNP, named 2019 Founder’s Medalist

May 10, 2019

The 2019 Founder’s Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was already a successful entrepreneur, institute director and nurse practitioner before earning her doctor of nursing practice. During her two-year doctor of nursing practice program at VUSN, Brooke Faught worked 60+ hours a week as director of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health. The mother of three daughters (one with special needs), Brooke also volunteered in the community, gave professional presentations and served on the executive board of directors for two different professional organizations. Her DNP project focused on ways that providers might help young women with Down syndrome receive relevant and appropriate sexuality education.

School of Nursing named to Top 10 in “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

March 20, 2019

In the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate nursing programs released today, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has risen to the No. 5 rank for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program and to No. 8 for its Master of Science in Nursing program. Those positions are the highest rankings VUSN has received…