Posts Tagged ‘PreSpecialty’

Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care

April 7, 2020

What do you do with 154 nursing students who are suddenly unable to participate in the hands-on nursing (clinical) care that makes up 60% of their education each week? That was the challenge facing Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, MSN’95, director of PreSpecialty education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the 30-plus faculty who instruct…

Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to School of Nursing

November 8, 2019

U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. Following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, she is continuing her mission of service through the advanced practice nursing program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She spoke to Vanderbilt Video about her path to Vanderbilt and being a Bass Military Scholar.

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…