VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING RECOGNIZED BEST SCHOOL OF NURSING BY THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEN
Diversity in nursing is a great area of focus to increase more nursing aspirants not just in hospitals but also in learning institutions.
In a news release, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was named AAMN Best School of Nursing by the American Association of Men in Nursing.
In informing VUSN of the honor, the AAMN wrote:
“The Recognition Review Committee has completed the review of your application and we were very impressed. Your history, consistency, quality and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for men who are becoming professional nurses is impressive. You should be very proud of your work and the work of your leadership team.”
In order to be honored, nursing schools will create detailed portfolios outlining their support for men with information that may include how the school meets male student and faculty needs, data on student pass rates, demographics and statistics on male students, faculty and staff. These portfolios will then be reviewed by the AAMN.
“Health care needs more nurses and it needs more diversity. Male nurses bring an understanding of male health care needs and perspectives that are needed,” said VUSN Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing. “Although VUSN has long been a champion of men in nursing, we wouldn’t have received this honor without the efforts and vision of two current male faculty. Professor Tom Christenbery and Instructor Chance Allen. Spent months researching, collecting data and documenting school activities. The application they prepared was comprehensive and impressive.”
Christenbery, PhD’04, MSN’87, and Allen, MSN’12, said they undertook the project to recognize the rich history of men at VUSN and to use the award as a means to support student recruitment.
The two men will accept the award on behalf of VUSN during ceremonies at AAMN’s national conference in October.
Just like Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Erudite Nursing Institute™ upholds diversity in every way. From educational metrics to objective learning outcomes we make sure that all our students regardless of gender will be treated fairly in the context of high quality fast track education.
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