School of Nursing

Dear alumni and friends,

The need for innovative and dedicated nursing professionals continues to grow globally, and we at the School of Nursing are prepared to rise to the challenge. With your renewed investment in nursing education, the school will continue to cultivate the talents of students and faculty and lead the field to new heights.  

This has been a remarkable year for our school. We were thrilled to open our new, high-tech, building expansion in January, featuring interactive classrooms, a state-of-the-art simulation and skills lab, and communal areas with advanced technology incorporated throughout. Every component of the project—from the natural light-filled atrium to the welcoming green spaces—was designed to optimize wellness for students, faculty, staff and visitors. This expansion represents our commitment to collaboration and enables us to meet both current needs and future possibilities.  

In October, the American Assembly for Men in Nursing named VUSN a Best Nursing School for Men, and earlier this summer, the National League of Nursing designated us an NLN Center of Excellence. And in March, we received our highest standings yet from U.S. News & WorldReport’s Best Graduate Schools rankings—our Doctor of Nursing Practice is ranked No. 5 and our Master of Science in Nursing has risen to No. 8. Thesesignificant achievements recognize that Vanderbilt nursing is at the forefront of education, research and health care solutions.  

With these accomplishments come more student interest and need. Because 93 percent of our students require financial assistance to attend the school, your gifts are crucial to helping us achieve our mission of educating the health care leaders of tomorrow.  

Please make a gift today to help sustain our momentum.   

Our continued successes are only made possible by the generosity of our School of Nursing family. Together we can make a global impact by educating the nursing professionals who strive every day to improve peoples’ lives through exceptional care, discovery and education.

Best regards, 

Linda Norman, D.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N. 
Dean and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing