Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

Pioneering LGBTI researcher provides insight into health needs of sexual minority women

January 31, 2020

When Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, began researching lesbian health in the early 1990s, her advisors were skeptical and discouraging. They were concerned that she wouldn’t get her papers published or be . . . . View the lecture

Commemorating Black History Month and Nursing

January 28, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February highlighting the contributions and achievements of African Americans. The observance was begun by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to recognize the roles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. In 1986, Congress designated February as Black History Month. Since that time, schools, universities…

VUSN faculty Hudson and Starks honored with MLK Award at annual lecture

January 23, 2020

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty received the annual Martin Luther King Jr. award presented by VUSN and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine during the 2020 MLK Commemorative Lecture on Monday. Assistant Professors Tamika Hudson, DNP, MSN’12, and Jannyse Starks, DNP’11, MSN,’09 were honored for their work with the Community Action Poverty Simulation, which helps students, faculty, staff and community leaders experience life in poverty through a planned simulation. School of Medicine Assistant Professor Adriana Bialostozky, MD, was also honored, receiving the MLK award for her work in providing culturally competent care in pediatrics.

Americans rank nurses as the most trusted professionals in the U.S.

January 20, 2020

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in the United States, with 85% of people rating nurses as having very high or high levels of honesty and ethics. That’s according to a poll just released by Gallup, who asked U.S. adults to assess the honesty and ethics of a list of professions in December 2019. This…

LGBTQ and addiction expert to present VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 14

December 18, 2019

An international authority on addiction and mental health in sexual minority women will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon-1 p.m. in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 161. Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Global Health Research and Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing at…

VUSN educator honored for gerontological nursing education excellence

November 22, 2019

Instructor of Nursing Kanah Lewallen, DNP, MSN’09, has been recognized by two national organizations for excellence in gerontological nursing education. The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association awarded Lewallen its Excellence in Education Award during its annual conference in July. The honor recognizes Lewallen for her teaching and design of gerontological nurse practitioner curriculum/course content, as…