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Alumna Judy Lea reflects on a career and life helping others

April 18, 2018

After two years as an arts major, Judy Jackson Lea, BSN’69, set her sights on Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and never looked back. “By the second year I knew I loved maternal/child health with an interest in public health,” she said. Read more

VUSN MSN Alum, Rashida Pollion, a nominee for top nurse in St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Nurses: The Heart of Health Care program

April 13, 2018

After college Pollion returned to her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois. She worked at Menard Correctional Center for several years and now works as head nurse practitioner at a practice in St.Louis. Pollion also has a part-time job at bioMérieux where she visits patients at their homes. She does whatever it takes to make…

VUSN MSN Alum, Emily Edwards, named director of nursing support at North Mississippi Medical Center

April 13, 2018

Emily Edwards received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2002 from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville. She completed her master’s degree in nursing through the Health Systems Management Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2003.

Transgender expert Asa Radix to give May 7 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

April 10, 2018

Asa Radix, MD, MPH, FACP, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155. The lecture, “Transgender Health — 2018 Update,” is open to…

Natasha McClure announced as the new faculty head of house for North House in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

April 5, 2018

Natasha McClure is the first Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty member selected to head one of Vanderbilt’s residential colleges. The North House in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons is one of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate residences dedicated to an expanded student living and learning experience. As faculty head of house, Natasha will reside in North House along…

Thirty-nine years and thousands of patients later, alumna Julie Foss retires

April 2, 2018

When Julie Foss came to Vanderbilt in 1979, she knew exactly where she wanted to work – the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Except for some brief stints in other areas, she has worked in MICU ever since. Foss, MSN’86, RN, NE-BC, retired in February after managing the MICU at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital for nearly 30 years, a job on a high-stress unit that she never tired of. Read more from VUMC Voice