VUSN’s Lalonde Wins on Jeopardy!

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Molly Anne Lalonde was a four-time winner on the game show Jeopardy! this summer. Her winnings netted more than $55,000. Lalonde is a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student who completed her master’s coursework in August.

She is no stranger to the academic rigor and emotional intelligence required to succeed on “America’s Favorite Quiz Show.” She held the Laura Catherine Rankin Full Tuition Scholarship at VUSN and was a member of the VUSN Graduate Student Council, where she served as a liaison between graduate, professional students, faculty and administration.

A VUSN student ambassador and member of the Vanderbilt Health Care Improvement Group, Lalonde earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

For Lalonde, being on Jeopardy! was a lifelong dream. A trivia buff, she thinks nursing school contributed to her success on the show, including what she calls an “unwritten lesson of nursing school … how to appear confident while actually being freaked out about something you are about to do.”