Class of 2016

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. And, when posting on social media please tag us! #VUSN

Look below for news from your classmates as of June 30, 2022; items received since Jan. 1 are shown in red font.


Siddhida Acharya, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Aquino Pediatrics in Clarksville, Tennessee (2020).

Chelsea Arata, MSN'16, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado (2020).

Anna Armistead, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in an orthopaedic nurse practitioner fellowship program (2016).

Gail Armstrong, PhD'16, was named as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in August 2021. She is a member of the Quality and Safety Working Group of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and a professor at Oregon Health and Science University School of Public Health in Portland.

Trish Baise, MSN'12, DNP'16, was promoted to chief executive officer of Mountain States' Franklin Woods Community and Woodridge Hospitals, as well as administrator of Overmountain Recovery, all in Johnson City, Tennessee, in December 2017. She was interviewed for a story about Franklin Woods while, at the time, she was chief nursing officer and associate administrator, and she served on the board of the Tennessee Nurses Association.

Sunny Bartholomew, MSN'16, DNP'17, is a certified nurse-midwife in the U.S. Navy (2017).

Ally Thompson Bateman, BA'12, MSN'14, DNP'16, was a panelist for "Kids and Navigating the Pandemic: A Lesson in Resilience," in January 2021, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum. She and her husband, Yates, BE'14, are listed on a Vanderbilt Development and Alumni Relations Valentine's Day website about couples who met while students at the university. Ally is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Green Hills Family Psych in Nashville.

Sarah Bochner, BS'15, MSN'16, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she practices in pediatric general surgery. She had been a research nurse coordinator at Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida (2022).

Leanne Boehm, MSN'09, PhD'16, co-authored "Characteristics of Post-ICU and Post-COVID Recovery Clinics in 29 U.S. Health Systems," published in Critical Care Explorations in March 2022. She was on the planning committee for the American Delirium Society's annual conference held in June, and is co-author of "An Educational Strategy for the Implementation of a Delirium Assessment Tool," published in the Journal of Clinical Intensive Care and Medicine in August. Leanne co-authored "Peer Support for Post Intensive Care Syndrome Self-management (PS-PICS): Study Protocol for Peer Mentor Training," published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing in January 2021, and both "Benefits of Peer Support for Intensive Care Unit Survivors: Sharing Experiences, Care Debriefing and Altruism," and "Establishing a Peer Support Program for Survivors of COVID-19: A Report from the Critical and Acute Illness Recovery Organization," published in the American Journal of Critical Care in March. She co-authored a chapter, "The Role of the Volunteer across the Critical Care Recovery Arc," for the book, Improving Critical Care Survivorship: A Guide to Prevention, Recovery, and Reintegration , published by Springer Nature in April, and, in May, received the Borten Family Foundation Junior Investigator Award from the American Delirium Society. Leanne is co-author of "Assess, Prevent, and Manage Pain; Both Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials; Choice of Analgesia/Sedation; Delirium: Assess, Prevent and Manage; Early Mobility; Family Engagement and Empowerment Bundle Implementation: Quantifying the Association of Access to Bundle-enhancing Supplies and Equipment," published in Critical Care Explorations in September, and  lead author of "Delirium-related Distress in the ICU: A Qualitative Meta-synthesis of Patient and Family Perspectives and Experiences," in the October International Journal of Nursing Studies . An overview of that study is in a video. In February 2020, Leanne co-authored "Monitoring for Delirium in Critically Ill Adults," published by Delirium , and is lead author of "Implementation of a Patient and Family-centered Intensive Care Unit Peer Support Program at a Veterans Affairs Hospital," published in Critical Care Clinics of North America that June. She co-authored "Implementation of an Intensive Care Unit Diary Program at a Veterans Affairs Hospital," published in Nursing Care Quality in August. She is lead author of "A Multisite Study of Multidisciplinary ICU Team Member Beliefs toward Early Mobility," published in Heart and Lung , and co-author of "Institutional Challenges and Solutions to Evidence-based, Patient-centered Practice: Implementing ICU Diaries," in Critical Care Nurse , both in October. That month, Leanne co-presented "Introduction to Implementation Science: Examples from Clinical Operations," at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Nursing Virtual Research Day, and, in November, co-authored "Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth after Critical Illness," in the American Journal of Critical Care . Leanne is co-author of "Implementation Science Training and Resources for Nurses and Nurse Scientists," published in the September 2019 issue of Journal of Nursing Scholarship . That year, she received an American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Impact Research Grant and a Vanderbilt University Provost Discovery Grant in support of her research into interventions for post-intensive care syndrome problems, and co-authored "Caring for Survivors of Critical Illness: Current Practices and the Role of the Nurse in Intensive Care Unit Aftercare," published by American Journal of Critical Care . She was featured in Vanderbilt University's MyVU in November 2018 as a new faculty member. Leanne earned the Best Poster Award from the American Delirium Society in June 2017, and presented a poster at the American Delirium Society meeting in June 2016.

Sarah Bridge, MSN'16, received an Excellence in Patient Experience Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in October 2021.

Daniel Burke, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio (2017).

Sally Callaway, MSN'16, got married in July 2016.

Jesi Campbell, MSN'16, was hired by her preceptor site, the Saint Louis Women's Healthcare Group in Chesterfield, Missouri (2016).

Christina Cardy, MSN'16, DNP'17, received a Certified Nurse Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020. She was a panelist for the VUSN Alumni Board's annual DNP Know Your Value in January 2019 and received the Catherine Hanley Class of 1912 Rising Star Alumni Award presented by the VUSN Alumni Association during the school's annual awards ceremony in October. Christina is director of advanced practice providers at University of South Florida Health in Tampa and a former member of the VUSN Alumni Board.

Will Carpenter, MSN'16, co-authored "Practical Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Applications by Advanced Practice Nurses in the Emergency Department," published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing .

Carissa Caryotakis, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner at Elica Health Centers in Sacramento, California (2020).

Duke Chenault, MSN'00, DNP'16, wrote about thyroid awareness in the December 2020 issue of Health & Wellness , the Vanderbilt faculty and staff newsletter. He was interviewed for "Don't Get Tricked by Halloween Treats," in the October-November 2017 issue of Vanderbilt's Connection newsletter, and about skin exposure safety in its June-July 2016 issue. 

Gina Clarkson, MSN'09, PhD'16, co-authored "Factors Affecting Time NICU Nurses Spend with Fathers: Results from a Larger Study," published in the October 2019 issue of Advances in Neonatal Care .  

Colleen Conway-Edwards, MSN'16, joined Brattleboro Internal Medicine in Vermont, a division of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, as a nurse practitioner (2020).

Katie Davidson, MSN'16, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Centerstone in Nashville (2017).

Mackenzie Davis, BA'13, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, where she specializes in pediatric primary care. She had been an NP at Smyrna Pediatrics (2022).

Stefani Davis, MSN'14, DNP'16, is a women's health nurse practitioner at Ohio Breast and Cancer Surgeons in Columbus (2016).

Janelle Delle, DNP'16, received the VUSN DAISY Award for Small Group Facilitator at the PreSpecialty Level in May 2022. She was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN and is one of eighteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named a Junior Faculty Teaching fellow, both in June 2021. She co-presented a poster, "Cracking the Code: Building an Escape Room Challenge Using Innovative Strategies through a Team-building Approach," at the National League for Nursing Summit, and co-authored "Advocating for Multimodal Pain Management and Reducing the Need for Opioids in the Acute and Chronic Pain Setting," published by Nursing Clinics in September. In November, she was subject of both the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Junior Faculty Spotlight and of a CFT article about her work style. Janelle was lead on a team whose project, "Educational Innovation to Assess PreSpecialty Students' Ability to Demonstrate Clinical Judgment, Effective Communication and Teamwork during an Escape Room Simulation," was accepted for funding from the VUSN Faculty Scholarship Program in March 2020. She co-authored "Assessing and Addressing Practitioner Burnout: Results from an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Health and Well-being Study," published in November 2019 in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners .

Kara Earthman, MSN'16, got married in October 2019 and participated in a VUSN women's health nurse practitioner alumni panel in August 2017.

Justin Ellison, MSN'16, co-authored "Practical Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Applications by Advanced Practice Nurses in the Emergency Department," published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing .

Amanda Kohls Enestvedt, MSN'16, was interviewed in October 2019 by ABC-affiliate KSFY-TV about a program she manages for children with anxiety. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Avera Medical Group in Marshall, Minnesota.

Sarah Estopinal, BA'12, MSN'16, stars in a naloxone training video for the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, Alabama (2020).

Olivia Garcia, MSN'16, was featured in Buffalo Business First in May 2020 for a story about states that temporarily reduced physician oversight requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ericka Gianotto, MSN'16, joined Farmington Community Health Center in New Mexico, in November 2016, as a nurse practitioner.

Jessie Sellers Gibson, MSN'16, PhD'19 , is co-author of "A Qualitative Examination of Patient Priorities and Preferences during Treatment Decision-making for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer," published in Supportive Care in Cancer in May 2020, and lead author of "Measuring Functional Status in Huntington's Disease," published in October in Movement Disorders . She co-authored "A Systematic Review of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Functional Capacity in Huntington's Disease," published in the August 2019 issue of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience .

Anna Goddard, PhD'16, was named Pediatric Nursing Certification Board's Kelly Reed Advanced Practice Community Impact Award recipient in May 2020, and received the Rising Star Award from the School-Based Health Alliance that year. She is an assistant professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a representative on the Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers board of directors.

Mattie Godfrey, MSN'16, was showcased by the Tennessean in June 2020 for her dedication to delivering a continuation of care for COVID-19 patients at home.

Victoria Morgan Golden, MSN'16, was deployed with the California Medical Assistance Team to help Princess Cruise passengers who were quarantined in Asilomar State Park due to a COVID-19 outbreak onboard their ship. She was the only provider on duty during the first 24 hours before she was joined by another for 24/7 care.

Susan Grant, DNP'16, was listed by Becker's Hospital Review in February 2022 as one of "66 Chief Nursing Officers of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know," and in Becker's Hospital Review in May 2020 as one of "50+ hospital and health system CNOs to know."

Rachael Grenfell-Dexter, BA'14, MSN'16, is an acute care nurse practitioner in the neurological intensive care unit at New York University Langone Medical Center (2018).  

Stephanie Gustman, DNP'16, is an assistant professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan (2017).

Bekah Hayes, MSN'16, DNP'20, was a panelist for "Supporting Nursing Students of Color: Success Strategies from Academia to Practice," in February 2022, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum, and for "The Power of Diversity in Nursing and Initiatives to Increase Diversity and Inclusion," hosted by the VUSN DNP Student Diversity Affinity Group in February 2021. She welcomed her first child that November. She was a panelist for "COVID, Quarantining and Geriatrics: How Can We Help Elders Stay Safe and Strong This Winter?" part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum, in December 2020.

Lisa Heap, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner at the Oregon Medical Group Internal Medicine Clinic in Eugene (2020). 

Jordan Plaxico Hedges, BA'14, MSN'16, is co-author of "Suicide Detection and Treatment in a Nurse-led, Interprofessional Primary Care Practice: A 2-year Report of Quality Data," published in The Nurse Practitioner in April 2021, and received the Catherine Hanley Class of 1912 Rising Star Alumni Award presented by the VUSN Alumni Association during the school's annual awards ceremony in October 2018. Jordan is a nurse practitioner at Athena Consulting and Psychological Services in Nashville.

Kimin Huang, MSN'16, was named a Rising Star Nurse Leader in February 2021 by the Tennessee Action Coalition, Tennessee Nurses Association and Tennessee Hospital Association.

Jonathan Igo, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Pacific Dermatology in Southern California (2020).

Jason Jean, MSN'00, DNP'16, is an instructor in the Nursing and Health Care Leadership and doctor of nursing practice programs at VUSN (2021).

Joanna Jhant, MSN'16, co-authored "Practical Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Applications by Advanced Practice Nurses in the Emergency Department," published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing .

Kayla Pelfrey Johnson, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner at a CVS Minute Clinic in Hixson, Tennessee (2021).

Mindy Johnson, MSN'16, DNP'18, co-taught two, four-hour workshops titled "Basic to Advanced HEENT Procedures Used in Primary & Emergency Care Settings," at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in June 2022. She was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN and is one of eighteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named a Junior Faculty Teaching fellow, both in June 2021. She is a contributing author of the book, Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Curriculum , published in August by Springer. Mindy authored "Impetigo," published in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal in October/December 2020, and "Nursemaid's Elbow Reduction," published in its October/December 2019 issue.

Chrisy Kamm, PMC'16 , of Albuquerque, passed away December 2, 2018. 

Sarah Kelsey, MSN'16, is a certified nurse-midwife at Baby + Company in Nashville (2020).

Hannah Wachtmeister Kestner, MSN'14, DNP'16, welcomed a daughter in May 2022. She is one of eighteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named a Junior Faculty Teaching fellow in June 2021. She welcomed a baby boy in August 2020, and her proposal was accepted for funding from the VUSN Faculty Scholarship Program in October for the project, "Assessing the Value of Interprofessional Simulation and Home Visits in Improving the Level of Nursing and Pharmacy Student's Core Competencies in Interprofessional Education Collaboration." Hannah is an instructor in the PreSpecialty program at VUSN.

Rachel Kime, MSN'16, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Harrisonburg Community Health Center in Virginia, where she sees primarily immigrant and refugee populations, both with Medicaid and privately insured (2019).

Olivia Kirkpatrick, MSN'16, was interviewed by the Nashville Scene in December 2020 in an article honoring health care workers as Nashvillians of the Year. She is a nurse practitioner in the medical intensive care center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Emily Kritzler, MSN'16, is a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner at the Federico F. Pena Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care in Denver (2020).

Tenecia Lancaster, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner with a special interest in family care at Summit Medical Group in Surgoinsville, Tennessee (2020).

Caroline Leithner , MSN'16, MDiv'16, is a family nurse practitioner at SeaMar Community Health Centers in Seattle (2016).

Sarah Lizotte, MSN'16, is a psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She is in the general medical setting as a member of the psychiatric consult team (2020).

Orlin Marques, MSN'14, DNP'16, is on the advisory committee of DNPs of Color (2021).

Erica May, MSN'16, DNP'18, co-authored "Dental Pain Relief in the Age of ALTO," published in the July/September 2019 issue of Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal . She is an instructor in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty at VUSN.

Courtney McLean, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health in Nashville (2020).

Jessica McMillan, BA'13, MSN'16, DNP'17, is featured in the Alumni Spotlight on the American Nurses Association Minority Fellowship Program website (2021).

Jessi-Ann Michaelson , MSN'16, is a cardiology nurse practitioner at Saint Thomas Heart in Nashville (2017).

Alyssa Huddleston Miller, MSN'16, received the VUSN Dean's Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Clinical Practice in June 2021 for her work as director of the Vanderbilt Contact Tracing Program. She was called upon in March 2020 to be co-supervisor of a hotline for Vanderbilt University Medical Center patients and employees with questions and concerns about COVID-19.

Victoria Morgan, MSN'16, co-authored "Practical Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Applications by Advanced Practice Nurses in the Emergency Department," published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing .

Aubrey Mowery, MSN'16, joined Essentia Health—Fargo in North Dakota as a pediatric nurse practitioner in January 2022. She had been a pediatric primary care NP at Elbowoods Memorial Health Center on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town, N. Dak.

Janet Mulroy, PMC'04, DNP'16, joined the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses board of directors in July 2021.

Morgan Murray, BA'14, MSN'16, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Elkton Clinic in Kentucky, where she provides primary care at three rural health clinics, sees mostly Medicaid and uninsured patients, and instructs family NPs in pediatric care. 

Adrienn Myers-Woods, MSN'16, is a women's health nurse practitioner at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in Springfield (2017).

Robb Nash, MSN'07, PhD'16, was hired in April 2021 as the first executive/medical director of The Village at Glencliff, a medical respite community in Nashville that serves people who would otherwise recover on the street after hospitalization. He co-wrote "Suboptimal HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Willingness to Use among Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," published in October 2019 in AIDS and Behavior .

Ariel Newton, MSN'16, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Athena Consulting and Psychological Services in Nashville (2020).

Danielle Nicholls, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Pediatric Associates in Franklin, Tennessee (2020).

Amanda Stefancyk Oberlies, PhD'16, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2021. She is chief executive officer of the Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Maggie Spreitzer O'Block, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner at Genesys Family Medicine in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (2020).

Natalie Paul, MSN'16, gave a talk in March 2021 to Kaiser Permanente providers about LGBTQI inclusive primary care. She was interviewed in 2018 by Clark County Talk for her work as a nature photographer as well as nurse practitioner focusing on LGBTQI health and marginalized and underserved communities at the Family Health Center in Longview, Washington. Natalie was awarded a Washington State Student Achievement Council Health Professional Loan Repayment Program grant. She is a family nurse practitioner at Zoom+Care in Vancouver, Washington.

Susan Piras, PhD'16, co-authored "A Multisite Study of Multidisciplinary ICU Team Member Beliefs toward Early Mobility," published in Heart & Lung in October 2020.

Caroline Reid, MSN'16, got married in December 2016.

Lara Rivera, DNP'16, is a certified nurse-midwife at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas (2017).

Elizabeth Rodgers, MSN'16, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Personal Growth Counseling in Cookeville, Tennessee (2020).

Susanna Rudy, MSN'14, DNP'16, is among the organizers of VUSN's participation in a mass-vaccination event at Nashville's Nissan Stadium in March 2021. She was a panelist for "How the Media and Entertainment Industry Perpetuate Stereotypes of Nursing (and Why That Hurts Everyone)," in May, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum, and is a contributing author for the first edition of Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Curriculum , published by Springer in August. Susanna received the VUSN Sara K. Archer Excellence in Teaching Award from students in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty in May 2020, and co-authored "Boarding of Critically Ill Patients in the Emergency Department," published in July in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open (and featured by JournalFeed in October). She presented "Point-of-care Ultrasound," at the American Association of Nursing Practitioners conference in June 2019, and co-wrote "Expanding Virtual Reality to Teach Ultrasound Skills to Nurse Practitioner Student," published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics that July. She was featured in Research News@Vanderbilt in October 2016. Susanna is a provider for the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol, critical care and emergency medicine advanced practice nurse in the Federal Emergency Medical Administration Disaster Relief, and advanced practice ultrasound coordinator at VUSN.

Sarah King Ryan, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner with Geriatric Consulting Group in Hendersonville, Tennessee (2021).

Shannan Cantu Santoli, MSN'16, is a certified nurse-midwife at Ascension Wisconsin in Glendale (2020).

Kimberly Savage, MSN'16, was named the 2021 Preceptor of the Year by the VUSN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty. She was a panelist for "COVID, Quarantining and Geriatrics: How Can We Help Elders Stay Safe and Strong this Winter?" in December 2020, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum. Kimberly is the owner and provider at Psychiatric Care and Consulting in Franklin, Tennessee.

Jennifer Scroggie, MSN'97, PMC'16, received the DAISY Foundation Award for Small Group Facilitator at the MSN Level at VUSN in May 2021.

Wren Sherrill, MSN'16, was featured in Belmont Vision in February 2021 for her work as a nurse practitioner in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's COVID-19 intensive care unit. She was interviewed by the Nashville Scene in December 2020 in an article honoring health care workers as Nashvillians of the Year.

Christine Shoaf, MSN'16, is a family nurse practitioner at Rockbridge Area Health Center in Lexington, Virginia (2017).

Nicole Erridge Sovey, MSN'14, DNP'16, presented a poster of her doctor of nursing practice project at the Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health national conference in October 2017. She is a nurse practitioner at Detroit Medical Center Hartland Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Sherin Tahmasbi, DNP'16, co-authored a chapter, "Herbal Medicine to Enhance or Modulate Viral Infections," for the book, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Part II: Herbal Supplements and Vitamins , published by Elsevier in March 2021.

Victoria Taylor, MSN'16, is an assistant in medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2019). 

Kelsey Tincher, MSN'16, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Mercy Community Health Care in Franklin and Lewisburg, Tennessee (2020).

Jennifer Tourville, MSN'13, DNP'16, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing (2020).

Armando Varela, MSN'16, co-authored "Practical Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Applications by Advanced Practice Nurses in the Emergency Department," published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing .

Sharon Weintraub, MSN'16, is a certified nurse-midwife at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts (2018). 

Shantel White, MSN'16, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Mednax in Houston (2017).

Nancy Wilfong, MSN'16, got married in August 2016. She manages high-risk pregnancies at Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine in Nashville.

Shelby Smith Wilcox, MSN'16, is a nurse practitioner in trauma and acute care surgery at The Queen's Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii (2018).

Lydia Yeager, BA'12, MSN'14, DNP'16, was a panelist for "Kids and Navigating the Pandemic: A Lesson in Resilience," in January 2021, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum, and was published in the March 2019 issue of Nursing Clinics . She is director of care management, director of school-based health at Ryan Health in New York.

Stefani Davis Yudasz, MSN'14, DNP'16, was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN in June 2022. She received the VUSN Sara K. Archer Excellence in Teaching Award from students in the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2021, and presented "Benign Breast Conditions: The Role of the WHNP," at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health conference in October. She welcomed a baby in March 2020, co-authored "Sexual Violence Screening for Women across the Lifespan," published in Advances in Family Practice Nursing in May, and wrote "Assessment and Management of Benign Breast Lesions: Role of the WHNP," published in Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs in December. Stefani authored a chapter on breast pain in the 2nd edition of Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines, published by Springer in December 2018.