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MSN 1975 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty
Recognized for her dedication to nursing practice. Ames led the way for accountability in nursing practice and the involvement of staff in the decision-making process that involves their practice and work environment. She helped develop one of the first nursing staff bylaws in the nation that provided the structure and the foundation for this accountability and decision-making. She is a leader in the early work of developing the nurse practitioner role in joint practice and in primary care, and is a nursing representative in interdisciplinary planning for major initiatives at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.