Class of 2020

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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Anand Brahmbhatt, MSN’20, is lead author of “Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care,” published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners in January 2021.

Tara Duffie, MSN’20, is co-author of “Traumatic Brain Injury-related Attention Deficits in Children: A Controlled Treatment Trial with Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate (Vyvanse),” published in January 2021 in Brain Sciences . She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Athena Consulting & Psychological Services in Nashville and doctor of nursing practice student at VUSN.

Rachel Hilton, MSN’20, co-authored “Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth after Critical Illness,” published in the American Journal of Critical Care in November 2020.

Ashley Johnson, MSN’20, has a YouTube channel, prettywhnpashley, where she shares about her experiences on a variety of topics, from tips for mastering nursing school to interviewing for a job, racism, COVID challenges and dating (2020).

Olivia Patterson, MSN’20, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois (2020).

Cody Pike, MSN’20, welcomed a baby in July 2020. He works in an urgent care setting and as a firefighter in Oneida, Tennessee (2020).

Atlee Quarrier, BA’18, MSN’20, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Dana Group Associates in Needham, Massachusetts (2020).

Stephanie Queen, DNP’20, became senior vice president of clinical services and chief nursing officer at AirMethods, an air medical transport company headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, in 2020.

Kaylin Wolfe, MSN’20, presented a poster, “Improving Patient and Family Centered Care through Transparency,” at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Nursing Virtual Research Day in October 2020.