Office for Student Affairs

Student Support and Advocacy

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Office for Student Affairs is responsible for the organization and oversight of a comprehensive student affairs program that supports the school’s mission, meets the needs of a diverse population and fosters student engagement. The office coordinates and oversees policies, programs and services that support non-academic student success. Office staff and leadership coordinate and advise all student nursing organizations, develop and monitor protocols that foster and support scholarly activities, coordinate and manage community outreach and advocacy efforts and oversee the TN Board of Nursing application process and NCLEX registration for prespecialty students.


Meet the Team

Feylyn Lewis

Dr. Feylyn M. Lewis

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Feylyn M. Lewis, PhD, is the primary student advocate and referral source in responding directly to non-academic student matters. This role requires knowledge of university resources and familiarity with state and federal regulations pertaining to management of student records, privacy, and safety (e.g., FERPA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, Campus Safety & Security Act, etc.). She provides communication related to student morale and general welfare to senior leadership. Dean Lewis works in collaboration with VUSN faculty and leadership, including the Associate Dean for Strategic Enrollment, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Senior Associate Dean of Academics, and Dean Pamela Jeffries. She is responsible for providing vision, leadership and strategic planning for student affairs programming that delivers support services, student life and community engagement.

Allie Saxon

Allie Noote

Associate Program Manager, Academic & Educational Support

Allie Noote can assist students who would like to request a meeting with Dean Lewis. Meetings with Dean Lewis can be virtual or in-person. Allie also helps with support Dean Lewis with all things encompassing new student orientation, as well as composites. Allie also assists PreSpecialty students during the RN licensure process, supports student organizations, as well as creating and disseminating the student newsletter each week. Students can also contact Allie if there is an issue with their lab coat or scrubs; however, students should first contact the company directly.