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Nancy Anness

MSN 1986 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for her leadership role in starting the Vine Hill Community Clinic, Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s first nurse practitioner managed clinic. Vine Hill Clinic serves those who are uninsured and underinsured and is a national model of care for the underserved populations with limited healthcare access. Additionally, it was created as a learning laboratory for nursing students and a practice site for Vanderbilt faculty. The Clinic has inspired hundreds of School of Nursing graduates to continue serving those who are in greatest need across our country. Nancy Anness continues to serve the poor and uninsured as Vice President of Advocacy, Access, and Community Outreach at Saint Thomas Health Services in Nashville.

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