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New Chattanooga mayor names VUSN’s Mary Lambert as head of community health

April 21, 2021

New Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has appointed Vanderbilt School of Nursing Associate Professor Mary Lambert, DNP’11, RN, FAAN, to his senior leadership team as director of community health. “As I promised on the campaign trail, we have put together a talented team with the experience to get the job done, and we have done it…

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…

Class of 2021: Social justice activist strives to make change through health care

April 16, 2021

A family legacy of fighting for civil rights fuels Chicago native Anana Upton, whose mission is creating positive change in underserved communities. With a major in child development through Peabody College of education and human development and a plan to become a pediatric nurse, Upton aims to bring social justice through delivering quality, affordable health care. She’ll enter Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PreSpecialty program in August as the first step in becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Black women turn to doulas as maternal mortality crisis deepens

April 14, 2021

Black women in the U.S. are more likely to die in childbirth than other races. VUSN Associate Professor Stephanie DeVane Johnson, PhD, CNM, is helping lead the fight to get more Black doulas trained to meet the need of expectant Black women. She and other experts say it is critical to have doulas who understand and…

School of Nursing’s Pam Jones receives inaugural Chancellor’s award

April 5, 2021

Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced the establishment of a new faculty honor, the Chancellor’s Award for University Service, at the Vanderbilt University Spring Faculty Assembly on April 1, and the first recipient was VUSN’s Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships. “It goes without saying that the past year has demonstrated…

School of Nursing among nation’s best in 2022 “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

March 30, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was again named a Top 10 graduate nursing school, as ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School survey released today. Vanderbilt’s Master of Science in Nursing advanced to be the nation’s No. 8 program and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked No. 6. Additionally,…