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School of Nursing recognizes faculty, staff, colleagues and honorary nurses

May 24, 2018

Two longtime friends of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were named honorary VUSN nurses, a leading researcher was recognized for service to faculty and students, and outstanding faculty and staff received school awards during the School of Nursing’s spring Faculty/Staff Assembly May 17. VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of…

Brenna Gillis, MSN, DNP, is 2018 VUSN Founder’s Medalist

May 23, 2018

The 2018 Founder’s Medalist for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is Brenna Gillis, MSN’15, DNP. Gillis, who concluded her DNP work in August 2017, graduated with a 4.0 GPA — her second. Gillis is also an MSN alumna who earned a 4.0 in her master’s studies in 2015. Now a certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, Gillis provides mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in Rutherford County.

Diversity lecture on pregnancy and cardiovascular health set for June 4

May 14, 2018

Pregnancy, cardiovascular disease and maternal mortality will be the topic when Mulubrhan F. Mogos, PhD, MSc, speaks Monday, June 4, noon-1 p.m., in Nursing Annex room 162 as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series. Mogos will present “Pregnancy: A Window of Opportunity to Address Future Cardiovascular Health among Women.”…

Nursing Pinning ceremony marks program completion

May 10, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recognized graduating Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students during a traditional Pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center. Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, greeted the approximately 250 students and guests and gave…

Assistant Dean Rolanda Johnson named Vanderbilt Pioneer

April 27, 2018

Rolanda Johnson, PhD’98, associate professor and assistant dean for academics, was honored as a Vanderbilt Pioneer during a portrait unveiling at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center this month. The Vanderbilt Pioneers program salutes women and minorities who were the first in university leadership roles. Johnson was recognized as the first African American to hold a vice-chair position in Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate and as the first African American assistant dean of academics at VUSN. Striking photographs of the honorees taken by Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy Lucius Outlaw Jr. can be viewed at the center.

Alumna Judy Lea reflects on a career and life helping others

April 18, 2018

After two years as an arts major, Judy Jackson Lea, BSN’69, set her sights on Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and never looked back. “By the second year I knew I loved maternal/child health with an interest in public health,” she said. Read more