VUSN earns Hartford Designation

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was selected for membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.

“This is a tremendous honor for our school and a reflection of our dedicated research, education and practice faculty,” said Dean Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing. “We are delighted to be aligned with a premier organization committed to improving the health and quality of life for an important and growing portion of our society.”

The School has been preparing for the growing numbers of older adults, their health care needs and their impact on the nation’s health care system. In recent years, the number of VUSN faculty active in geriatric nursing has doubled, resulting in the creation of the Geriatric Specialty Interest Group, which ensures geriatric content is embedded throughout the School’s specialty programs.

The geriatric research faculty has produced and disseminated research that has impacted health policy, and the school is well known for its use of simulated learning experiences to educate students with hands-on learning in geriatric care.