Alumni in the News

Our graduates frequently appear in the media.  Here are links to stories that feature or cite our alumni; the most recent appear first. For class notes published in Vanderbilt Nurse, please visit the Class Notes page. Last updated April 2017.

  • Cindy Comer Borum, BSN '85, is the assistant vice president for the Clinical Services Group at HCA in Nashville.
  • Barbara Boone McGinnis, MSN '89 , has become a certified elder law attorney of the National Elder Law Foundation.
  • Nancy Sinclair Brook, MSN '91, is a nurse practitioner and adjunct faculty at Stanford University in Calif. where she works with adults and children with benign and metastatic tumors in the Sarcoma Center.
  • Bridget Wilson, MSN '94 , is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis Health System.
  • MaryLee Pakieser, MSN '95 , was interviewed on 9&10 News in Cadillac, Mich., about the new law granting full-practice authority in that state. She is a nurse practitioner at the Traverse Health Clinic.
  • Charlotte Swint, MSN '97 , is interim director of the undergraduate nursing program at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga. She is a scholar in the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, and co-chair/founder of the Health Policy Education Special Interest Group for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
  • Leah Barker Moynihan, MSN '98 , is a women's health nurse practitioner in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I.
  • Rene Love, MSN '98, DNP '10 , is the DNP program director and clinical associate professor of Nursing at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
  • Emily Lee Durbin Edwards, MSN '03 , was named as chief nursing officer at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, in Jan. 2017. Wendi Mason, MSN '03 , spoke about pulmonary fibrosis in Jan. 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she is program director of the Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Center.
  • Johnny Wyatt, MSN '04, has a new position as a diabetologist working with endocrinologists in a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Portland, Ore., where NPs have full independence and scope of practice.
  • Megan Simmons, MSN '05, DNP '13, spoke about mental and emotional health in older adults during Vanderbilt's Jan. 2017 Boomers, Elders and More lunchtime series; she is an assistant professor at VUSN.
  • Priscilla Simms-Roberson, MSN '06 , is an assistant professor and Kay Chitty Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga MSN program, and nursing coordinator at Partnership Rape Crisis Center.
  • Jessica Van Meter, MSN '07, DNP '15, is a flight nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's LifeFlight, and VUMC's Guyana Nurse Residency Program Director.
  • Trickera Sims, MSN '08, is a family nurse practitioner in Savannah, Ga.
  • Meegan Jones, MSN '09, is a nurse practitioner at San Diego Cardiac Center, an outpatient cardiology practice with specialization in advanced heart failure and electrophysiology.
  • Alane O'Connor, DNP '10 , was named in Jan. 2017 to the board of MaineGeneral Health; she is a Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency faculty member and serves on the medical staff of MaineGeneral Medical Center.
  • Sharon Holley, DNP '10, left VUSN at the end of Dec. 2016 to take a leadership position at Bay State Health Care in Springfield, Mass.
  • Casey Albritton, MSN '11 , is an acute care nurse practitioner in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver.
  • Mary Lambert, DNP '11 , is an adjunct associate professor at VUSN, and adjunct faculty at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
  • Keri Jordan, MSN '13, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Pediatrix in Nashville.
  • Lydia Rice Colin, MSN '13 , is a family nurse practitioner at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago.
  • Mollie Carter, MSN '13, is an emergency department nurse practitioner at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C.
  • Sara Dalby Drysdale, MSN '13, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Carle Hospital, in Champaign, Ill.
  • Teri Greer, MSN '13 , is a women's health nurse practitioner at the Women's Health Group of Franklin, Tenn.
  • Gabrielle Quirao, MSN '14, is a family nurse practitioner at the USAF Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.
  • Josh Hughes, MSN '14 , is the star of the 2017 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment video; he is a nurse practitioner at Tri-Cities Community Health in Pasco, Wash.
  • Melanie Scott, MSN '14, is a women's health nurse practitioner at Genesis Women's Care in Smyrna, Tenn.
  • Paula Murphy, MSN '14, is a family nurse practitioner at Axis Medical in White House, Tenn.
  • Rachelle Burleson, DNP '14 , was named chief nursing officer of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Enid, Okla., in Dec. 2016.
  • Stefani Davis, MSN '14, DNP '16 , is a women's health nurse practitioner at Ohio Breast and Cancer Surgeons in Columbus.
  • Brittany Nicosia, MSN '15, is a women's health nurse practitioner at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, N.C.
  • Lydia Elliott, MSN '15 , is a certified nurse-midwife/family nurse practitioner at Carolina Women's Specialists in Sumter, S.C.
  • Rebecca Heimburger, MSN '15 , spoke during the Ask the Doctor: Woman to Woman event at the South County Center in St. Louis in Jan. 2017. She is a women's health nurse practitioner at St. Anthony's Medical Center.
  • Anna Armistead, MSN '16 , is a family nurse practitioner at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she recently started the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program.
  • Aubrey Mowery, MSN '16 , is a pediatric primary care nurse at Elbowoods Memorial Health Center on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town, N.D., where she provides care for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations.
  • Christina Cardy, MSN '16, is an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner in cardiology at University if South Florida Health in Tampa.

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