April 17, 2009

VUSN names Tanner as Centennial Visiting Professor

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Christine Tanner, Ph.D., R.N.

VUSN names Tanner as Centennial Visiting Professor

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has chosen Christine Tanner, Ph.D., R.N., as the school's Centennial Visiting Professor of Nursing Education.

Tanner will work closely with the school's 100-plus faculty to develop competency-based education programs and increase educational research scholarship.

“We are delighted to have Christine join us,” said Linda Norman, D.S.N., R.N., senior associate dean for Academics. “She is an innovator, a problem solver and an advocate who is known internationally for her work and dedication to nursing education. There is no doubt that she will leave an indelible imprint on the work we do and will do at Vanderbilt.”

Tanner is the A.B. Youmans-Spaulding Distinguished Professor at the Oregon Health Science University School of Nursing. She is recognized for her work in developing educational models and teaching strategies for nursing education, especially as a leader in faculty development for nurse educators.

Her work for the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education revolutionized nursing education in that state. She has served as an editor of the Journal of Nursing Education since 1991, which is the premier journal for nurse educators. She is the author of more than 40 scholarly articles and seven books, which are staples for nurse educators across the world.

As Centennial Visiting Professor in Nursing Education, Tanner will conduct presentations and workshops and work with key faculty members throughout the calendar year.