Posts Tagged ‘Student’

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.

Philosophy of care for women of all ages

February 19, 2021

The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam in December 2019. As a dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse practitioner student in the School of Nursing, Winford saw patients of all ages and genders…

Student groups program VUSN’s 2021 Diversity Month Activities

February 8, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing traditionally celebrates February as Diversity Month, with student affinity groups providing programing and presentations.. The events kicked off Feb. 1, with a presentation by Emporia State University Assistant Professor Douglas Allen, PhD, and Mytrice Allen on “Beyond the Presidency: The Role of Nurses in the Continued Work of Anti-Racism.” The sponsor…

Commencement 2020: Nurse-Midwifery Grad Vernicia Winford, MSN’20

May 4, 2020

The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam last December. As a dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse practitioner student in the School of Nursing, Winford saw patients of all ages and genders in her clinical work at the Family Clinic in McMinnville, about 75 miles southeast of Nashville, while completing her FNP studies. More

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.

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…