Case Wins State Award for Excellence

Jane Case, DNP, FNP-BC. Photo by John Russell.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Instructor and clinician Jane Case, DNP, FNP-BC, recently received the 2012 Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at the 27th National Conference in Orlando, Fla. Only one nurse practitioner from each state was chosen for this competitive award.

“Jane embodies all the qualities we all strive for as advanced practice nurses – critical thinking, evidence-based knowledge and empathy,” said Bonnie Pilon, DSN, RN, senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships. “She is a sought-after provider and a wonderful role model for our students.”

In addition to having taught Health and Wellness to VUSN Pre-Specialty students, Case has worked as a primary care provider for Vanderbilt Medical Group in the thriving Green Hills practice since 1998, caring for more than 4,000 patients.  She is also one of the volunteer attendings at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Shade Tree Clinic.

Case earned her MSN from Old Dominion University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from VUSN in 2010.

“Jane was part of our first cohort of DNP students at Vanderbilt.  She distinguished herself throughout by her ability to apply her doctoral coursework to enhance care for her well-established patient population. It was never about Jane; it was about her patients,” said Program Director and Professor of Nursing Donna McArthur, PhD, FNP-BC.