Posts Tagged ‘FNP’

John Dowlen, VUSN FNP Alumnus, hired at CHI Memorial Medical Group (TN)

March 4, 2021

CHI Memorial Medical group announces John Dowlen, FNP-C, has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy. Mr. Dowlen is certified in basic life support as well as nonviolent crisis intervention. He’s also an ordained minister. He received his master of science in nursing – family nurse practitioner at VUSN.

Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73, one of VUSN’s first FNPs, has died

February 19, 2021

It was with sadness that VUSN learned of the death of Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73. Ginna was a member of our inaugural family nurse clinician class (now family nurse practitioner). That pioneering class led the way to a new level of nursing.

VUSN receives $3.2 million federal grant to increase diversity in health care providers

October 21, 2020

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas. Funded by a new $3.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration under its Bureau of Health…

Vanderbilt Nursing’s virtual pinning relies on tradition and technology

May 18, 2020

Coronavirus, social distancing and postponement of Commencement festivities didn’t prevent the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing from holding its traditional pinning ceremonies for students finishing their programs—the event just became virtual. Pinning is a more than 100-year-old tradition unique to the nursing profession. Every nursing school has a specially designed pin that its graduates wear….

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…

Applications open for new VUSN Community-based Nurse Practitioner Residency Fellowship progam

February 5, 2020

New nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students who want to work with rural or medically underserved populations are invited to apply for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new community-based nurse practitioner fellowships based in Tennessee. The HRSA-funded Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Fellowship is for family nurse practitioners (FNP), adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNP),…