Class of 1994

Every VUSN graduate has exciting things happening in her or his life, both professionally and personally.  Class Notes – printed twice a year in the Vanderbilt Nurse Magazine and available online on this page – is an opportunity for you to not only learn what other alumni are doing but also share news about your life.  We would love to hear what you've been up to! Please contact us with any updates, or call 615-322-4836. 

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Margaret Anderson , MSN’94, co-authored "Child Abuse Response Simulation for Advanced Practice Nursing Students," published in the July/August 2020 issue of Clinical Nurse Specialist . She successfully defended her doctor of nursing practice project at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, College of Nursing in March 2017. 

Sonya Barbour, MSN’94, is a family nurse practitioner at Grace Pediatrics in Smyrna, Tennessee (2020). 

Mike Briley, MSN’94, received the 2020 Best of Jackson Award - Primary Healthcare Clinic for his practice, Primary Care–Bemis, in Tennessee. 

Amy Lee Bull, MSN’94, is a family nurse practitioner at Covenant Medical in Fairview, Tennessee, and on faculty at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in Washington, D.C. (2017). 

Shannon Cole, MSN’94, co-authored “The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning: Sustaining a Longitudinal, Clinical Experience that Aligns Practice with Education,” published in Academic Medicine in April 2020. She was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN in 2019 and presented “The Patient Voice: Interprofessional Educational Activities that Promote Patient Involvement,” and “Evaluation of the Impact of a Longitudinal 2-year Interprofessional Program on Students’ Perceptions of Health Professions Other Than Their Own,” at the Collaborating Across Borders conference. Also in 2019, she co-authored “Consequences of Dietary Sugar Consumption: A Historical Perspective,” published in The Nurse Practitioner , and was acknowledged for her care of a breast cancer patient in a Kentucky New Era story. Shannon was named co-director of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning in June 2018.  

Cheryl Bridges Cooper, MSN’94 , of New Concord, Kentucky, passed away February 3, 2021. 

Susan Roberts Cooper, BSN’79, MSN’94, was featured in the June 2016 issue of Memphis Medical News .   

Amy Wimmer Cox, MSN’94, is a nurse practitioner with Tennessee Oncology in Gallatin, where she specializes in medical oncology and hematology (2020). 

Terri Crutcher, MSN’94, co-authored “Improving Efficiency within a Trauma Nurse Practitioner Team,” published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in May 2020. She was published in the March 2019 issue of Nursing Clinics and retired as assistant professor from VUSN later that year. She received the VUSN Dean’s Award for Faculty Achievement in Clinical Practice in May 2018. 

Sarah Fogel, MSN’94, PhD’01, received the Spotlight Award from the Vanderbilt University Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life in May 2020 for her advocacy of LGBTQI health. She co-authored “Perceptions of Sexual and Gender Minority Content in Graduate Nursing Curricula,” published that month in Nursing Education Perspectives . She is director of the VUSN associate of science in nursing-masters of science in nursing program, which was ranked as the top registered nurse to MSN program in the U.S. in 2019 by RN to MSN. She was featured in the VUSN student newsletter in July 2017. 

Greta Fowinkle, MSN’94, DNP’11, is co-leading a population health course for bachelors-level registered nurses at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing in Charleston, where she is director of case management/care transitions (2016). 

Jack Garrett, MSN’94, is a nurse practitioner with Maury Regional Medical Group Pain Management in Columbia, Tennessee. 

Tricia Ten Haaf, MSN’94, became director of the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, starting in January 2016.  

Missy Smith Hayes, MSN’94, co-authored “Evaluation of Two Academic Practice Partnerships for Chronic Disease Management in Nursing Education,” published in November 2020 in Public Health Nursing

Mayme Hickman, MSN’94, was mentioned by The Daily Herald (Columbia, Tennessee) in October 2019 for a piece about her husband’s retirement with honors from the U.S. Army. 

Amy Hall Hull, MSN’94, received the VUSN Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in Nursing in October 2017 as assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. That year, she co-authored “The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on Quality of Life,” in the November/December issue of Urologic Nursing . 

Francie Likis, BS’93, MSN’94, co-authored “Addressing Racism in Editorial Practices,” published in Nurse Author & Editor in December 2020. She received the Frontier Nursing University Nurse-Midwife Award for Distinguished Service to Society in October 2018, and published the 3rd edition of her textbook, Women's Gynecologic Health, in summer 2016. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 

Hollie Potts, MSN’94, is on the core faculty at the Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies in Brentwood, Tennessee (2020). 

Greg Ross III, MSN’94, joined Merit Health Medical Group in Brandon, Mississippi, in November 2015 as a family nurse practitioner 

Bridget Wilson, MSN’94, is a nurse practitioner in the department of neurological surgery at the University of California, Davis Health System. She was elected in March 2016 to the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification and serves on the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing as secretary/treasurer.