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MSN 1977 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty
Recognized for her leadership in nursing and healthcare. She has served in nursing and nursing administration for Vanderbilt Medical Center for more than 30 years and has served as chief nursing officer since 1994. In 2007, she became VMC’s first Executive Chief Nursing Officer and currently oversees more than 4,000 nurses throughout the medical center’s campus and satellite clinics. Under her leadership, Vanderbilt University Medical Center became the only Magnet designated organization in Middle Tennessee in November 2006. Magnet Designation is one of the highest achievements an organization can attain in the recognition of caliber of the nursing staff and what that professionalism means in terms of patient care and health care services to the community.