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VUSN MSN Alum, Karen McIntosh, named VP of care transition for Washington Regional Medical System

September 24, 2017

VUSN MSN Health Systems Management alum, Karen McIntosh was named vice president of care transition for Washington Regional Medical System. She was director of clinical integrity. McIntosh completed a master’s degree in health systems management from Vanderbilt University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and an associate’s degree in nursing…

Daughter follows mother into nursing through VUMC Nursing Explorer program

September 21, 2017

VUMC’s Nursing Explorer program has been helping students learn about nursing for 20 years. High school student Reed Sparta is a current Explorer member; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, BSN ’84, R.N., a Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna who works in VUMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Mariann Piano joins School of Nursing in top research role

September 19, 2017

Mariann R. Piano, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAHA, a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). Piano will lead the School of Nursing’s research program, charged with supporting faculty scholarly endeavors, expanding…

Kleinpell named VUSN Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship

September 19, 2017

Ruth M. Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing. Kleinpell comes to Vanderbilt from Rush University, where she had been director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush…

APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

September 7, 2017

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care. The first recipient is Danica Ninkovic, who earned her Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s certificate from VUSN in 2015 and will graduate with her Vanderbilt DNP next year.