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Charlotte Covington

BSN 1969, MSN 1989 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for her development of new roles for nurses and nurse practitioners. As a Registered Nurse in the Vanderbilt Medical Center Emergency Department, she was one of the first flight nurses; created the role of the Emergency Department educator, and was one of the first Trauma Course instructors for the Emergency Nurses Association. As a nurse practitioner, she created two practices that were firsts for nurse practitioners: the Fast Track in the Vanderbilt Emergency Department and a primary care practice at the YWCA Domestic Violence shelter. She is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt.

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