Posts Tagged ‘PhD’

Akard appointed to lead PhD in Nursing Science program

March 20, 2021

Associate Professor Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, FAAN, has been named director of the PhD in Nursing Science program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Akard, a Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and noted scholar in pediatric palliative care, had been co-director with Professor Sheila Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00, FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing,…

Patient-oriented discovery

November 5, 2019

What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a father…

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…

Rhoten and Sengstack receive VUSN student-voted awards for teaching excellence

December 12, 2018

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students named faculty members Bethany Rhoten and Patricia Sengstack as the recipients of the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards. Assistant Professor of Nursing Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, was named the 2018 PhD faculty award recipient. She teaches informatics and scholarly inquiry, foundations of clinical research and quantitative methods,…

Faculty involvement and interest help draw incoming Vanderbilt Nursing students

September 5, 2018

It was unanimous. Incoming master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing Science students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. “I looked at PhD programs across the country and was drawn to Vanderbilt’s program because of its small class size and…

Alliance for Nursing Informatics Selects Alvin D. Jeffery as 2018-2019 Emerging Leader

January 24, 2018

Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN/APN, was selected by the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) to participate in the Nursing Informatics Emerging Leaders Program. This exclusive two-year program is designed to develop professionals capable of assuming national leadership positions in informatics-related organizations.