March 26, 2004

Prospective nursing students visit Vanderbilt

Featured Image

James E. “Pete” Powell, M.D., was recently named medical director of VMG’s Williamson County division. Photo by Dana Johnson

Prospective nursing students visit Vanderbilt

Approximately 300 prospective nursing students from across the country visited the School of Nursing on Saturday to consider enrolling in the program and calling Vanderbilt home in the near future.

Students came from as far away as Oklahoma, Massachusetts, California, and Pennsylvania, to hear from Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing, and the specialty program directors.

The program offered potential students insight from a panel of current VUSN students, and information on the latest career opportunities in Advanced Practice Nursing. Attendees also learned about financial aid services, and the requirements for the various routes of entry into the program. VUSN’s unique “bridge” program allows students who meet specific criteria, but do not have a background in nursing, to enroll at Vanderbilt and earn a master’s degree in nursing.