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WKU School of Nursing Students Win Award

  • Author: Audrey Cornell
  • Author: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Vanderbilt Experience: Student Nurse Internship Program (VESNIP) was successfully completed by 12 WKU nursing students, three of which also completed their honors project during the internship. WKU is one of five schools invited to participate in the VESNIP opportunity. The students received invaluable experiences with clinical placements including; Women’s Health, Critical Care, Acute Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, and Perioperative.

During the Internship the Vanderbilt nursing staff has the opportunity to nominate one student from each track to receive the Vanderbilt Credo award. Dr. Audrey Cornell, Clinical Associate Professor stated, “The student receiving the Credo award is a student that made our patients the highest priority by communicating effectively with patients and their families and was committed to being a team player.”

All 12 WKU nursing student participants represented WKU SON with pride and professionalism and we are proud to say for the first time,  two CHHS School of Nursing VESNIP participants were presented with the Vanderbilt Credo Award: Lexie Webb from Women’s Health and Crystal Walker from Pediatrics.


To learn more about the WKU School of Nursing, visit our website: http://www.wku.edu/nursing/

Contact: Dr. Audrey Cornell (audrey.cornell@wku.edu)

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