nurse diversity and inclusion

Neil Jess, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Pearl-Cohn High School student Aries Beck.

Nurses mentor Pearl-Cohn High School students considering health care professions

The mentorship program — a partnership between VUMC’s Nurse Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Metro Nashville Public Schools — has enabled staff nurses to empower students eyeing nursing and health care professions. Aries Beck wants to be a neurologist.

VUMC nurses lead Pearl-Cohn career fair to showcase health care careers to high school students

The fair featured a multidisciplinary group, including nursing, social work, EMS, pharmacy, medicine and surgical and radiology technologists.

Vanderbilt Health ‘DNA’ live chat to spotlight how community collaborations get more people on the path to a medical career

A live chat hosted by the Vanderbilt Health ‘DNA’ podcast on Jan. 31 will explore how educators throughout Nashville are collaborating on novel training programs.

Mamie Williams, PhD, MPH, APRN, was among the speakers at the academy. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders draws participants from around the nation

Nurse leaders from around the country in either clinical practice or academic medicine came together Nov. 13-17 at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for the second annual Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders.

Members of the Nurse Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee volunteered at the Health Sciences Academy at Pearl-Cohn High School in North Nashville, including (front row, from left) Sim Birdsong, Lynae Carlson, Constance Dotye, (back row, from left) Brittany Ewin, Brenda Reed, Rachel Kromer, L. Rochelle Symlar, Mamie Williams, Marsha Sesay, LaSheryl Brown, Amber White, Marilyn Dubree, and James Hawley.

VUMC again collaborating to bring nursing education to Metro Schools

For the second year, Vanderbilt nurses are collaborating with Metro Nashville Public Schools to mentor high school students to become medical assistants or care partners who have identified a future goal of being a registered nurse.

Vanderbilt community outreach volunteers include, from left, Lincoln Rico, RN, Marsha Sesay, MSN, RN-BC, Amy Freeman, Lindsay Wade, Mamie Williams, PhD, MPH, MSN, APRN, and Mary Jones. Not pictured: Jaimie Glatt, Rochelle Symlar, Brittany Ewen, Hannah Vaughn and Brenda Reed.

VUMC Nursing brings wellness initiative to Nashville Public Library’s Hadley Park branch

A group of Vanderbilt nurses recently teamed up with the Hadley Park branch of the Nashville Public Library for a day of new wellness initiatives — including sharing health education information, raising awareness of health risks, and demonstrating healthy oral care habits to the community of North Nashville.

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