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New BSN-to-DNP pilot begins in August

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is launching a pilot BSN-to-DNP program that gives registered nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees the ability to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in only eight semesters. The program will integrate the advanced practice courses typically associated with the master’s-level nursing degree with DNP courses….

Posted in Departments, Issue, News, News Around the School, Spring 2019, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


Etherington inducted into Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita Carol Etherington, MSN’75, FAAN, has been inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to health and health care. Etherington’s work has focused on traumatized populations, and designing and administering programs to address health and mental health needs of individuals, families and communities impacted…

Posted in Departments, Issue, News, News Around the School, Spring 2019, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


New alumni awards increase awareness and diverse accomplishments

  The School of Nursing Alumni Association recognized eight alumni and friends of the school with its Distinguished Alumni Awards during Reunion 2018. Honorees were nominated by fellow alumni and colleagues and selected by the association’s board of directors. The awards this year included new categories and honors. The expanded categories allowed the association to…

Posted in Departments, Issue, News, News Around the School, Spring 2019, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


Best Nursing School for Men

The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. In informing VUSN of the honor, the AAMN noted that its recognition review committee was very…

Posted in Departments, Issue, News, News Around the School, Spring 2019, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


School of Nursing rises to Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

  In the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate nursing programs released in March, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing rose to the No. 5 rank for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program and to No. 8 for its Master of Science in Nursing program. Those positions are the highest rankings VUSN has…

Posted in Departments, Issue, News, News Around the School, Spring 2019, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


Photo Gallery: Fall 2018

  Two groups of Vanderbilt nursing students and faculty spent spring break in Latin America. One — a cohort from the Enhancing Community and Population Health course led by instructor Shelza Rivas,DNP, WHNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, and assistant professor Natasha McClure, DNP, CPNP —traveled to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to assess Primeros Pasos, a rural community clinic for which…

Posted in Fall 2018, News, Photo Gallery, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


VUSN rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate school rankings

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has again been named one of the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. The school’s Master of Nursing Science program moved up to No. 14 from No. 15 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program continued as the No. 11-ranked DNP in…

Posted in Departments, Fall 2018, Issue, News, News Around the School, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


Photo Gallery: Reunion 2017

Photos by Dina Bahan and Sara Putnam

Posted in News, Photo Gallery, Summer 2017, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


Mapping America’s nurse-managed clinics

Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., FAAN, knows and loves nurse-managed clinics so much she took a year off to visit as many as possible. Pilon, now Professor of Nursing, Emerita, opened and oversaw nurse-operated clinics for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 15 years as senior associate dean. In 2015, she took a sabbatical year to…

Posted in Issue, News, Summer 2017, Vanderbilt Nurse News |


VUSN By the Numbers 2017

Posted in By The Numbers, News, Vanderbilt Nurse News, Winter 2017 |


New alumni board leadership

Tiffany Street, MSN ‘03, APRN, ACNP-BC, has become president of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Alumni Association Board, and Ty Williams, MSN ‘03, DNP ‘12, ACNP-BC, FNO-BC, is its new vice president. Street recently moved from Houston to Nashville to serve as assistant director of Advanced Practice at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular…

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Lori Schirle Presentation

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00pm 140 Frist Hall as we welcome Lori Schirle, PhD(c), RN “Studies In Health services research: AN OVERVIEW OF WORK BY LORI SCHIRLE” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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DNP Scholarly Project Presentations: Thursday May 12

2016 DNP Scholarly Project Presentations Thursday, May 12 Sponsored by VUSN and Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Poster Presentations 10:00-12:00 in VUSN Atrium Podium Presentations 12:30-3:00 in 140 Frist Hall

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Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir Lecture

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00pm 167Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex as we welcome Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir, PhD(c), MPH, BSN Presenting “Assessment and Documentation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Home Care ” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Giving Day Activities – April 21st

Join us for Giving Day activities on Thursday, April 21st! Faculty & Staff Lunch, 11:30-12:30, Living Room Drop-By for Pre-Nursing Society, 12:30-2:30, Atrium All-School Social (alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends), 4:00-6:00, Living Room

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Healthy Aging: Lunch and Learn

LUNCH AND LEARN Tips for Healthy & Successful Aging Special Guest: Janet Hawley-Whitmore, MSN, RN Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 Noon-1pm VUSN Living Room Please bring you r lunch & join us! * Hosted by the AGPCNP Faculty

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Sexual Assault Awareness: Brown Bag Discussion

  Join us for a Brown Bag discussion: Sexual Assault Awareness March 14, 2016 12-1 p.m. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex Room 167 If you would like more information or volunteer to help with this event please contact our co-chairs: Adrienn Myers: adrienn.e.myers@vanderbilt.edu Nancy Wilfong: nancy.e.wilfong@vanderbilt.edu

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Nursing Leadership in Global Health

“Nursing Leadership in Global Health” John C. Welch, CRNA, MSN Friday, Feb. 12, 3-4 pm VUSN Nursing Annex 167

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Dr. James Powers, “Demential and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting”

SPRING SEMESTER LECTURE SERIES Interprofessional Approach to Mental Health “Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting” Thursday/JAN 21, 2016   202 LIGHT HALL   12-1 PM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER James S. Powers, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. James Powers received his MD from the  University of Rochester and did his residency…

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Dean Linda Norman presents “Patient Safety at VUMC”

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