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School of Nursing Annual Fund


You are an integral member of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing community. With an annual gift to VUSN, you help provide exceptional opportunities for our current students and our future health care leaders.

Together with our outstanding students, faculty and staff, you are the School of Nursing.

When you invest in VUSN, you provide:

  • Scholarship opportunities for talented students to study at VUSN, which is ranked No. 14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • State-of-the-art technology and resources for our new 29,947-square-foot addition
  • The ability to attract and retain accomplished faculty to train our future nurse leaders



At age 50, Rita Peters’ nursing career is more than 25 years in the making.

She got “bit by the bug” in 1991, when a choking scare with her then 1-year-old son led her to take a CPR class and ultimately become a paramedic. A scholarship is allowing her to fulfill a promise she made to her
terminally ill father to become a nurse practitioner.

Rita is Vanderbilt, and so are you.