Posts Tagged ‘PreSpecialty’

Guatemala service trip furthers students’ community health project

April 24, 2019

Students from the School of Nursing traveled to Guatemala during Spring Break 2019 to work with the Primeros Pasos clinic. Led by School of Nursing Instructor Shelza Rivas, DNP’17, MSN’15, BA’12, and School of Medicine assistant professor Brent Savoie, MD’09, BA’01, the group executed a quality improvement project as part of their yearlong Community Health…

Special-needs siblings inspire MSN student’s career in care

April 12, 2019

It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago. Vierling’s two younger brothers both have special needs; Brendan, 18, has autism and Kevin, 16, has Down syndrome. Her brothers had a profound impact…

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…

Incoming School of Nursing class includes first Executive Leadership DNPs

August 30, 2017

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed 474 new Master of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students in a series of orientation events Aug. 16-28. The new class included the school’s first cohort of eight executive leadership track DNP students. The incoming MSN class of 402 included 187 students who hold…

Welcome—and welcome back—to VUSN

September 1, 2016

The academic year is never really over at the School of Nursing. We pinned 360 students in one of the largest classes in our history on July 31 and within a few weeks, began greeting new faces and welcoming our returning students. With 879 students, VUSN is one of the largest nursing programs in the…

Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

August 31, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. degree programs. Of those, 150 students have degrees in fields other than nursing; these PreSpecialty students spend three semesters in intense, full-time foundational…