Work with Doctors Without Borders inspires, impacts 2017 alumnus
February 20, 2018
Family Nurse Practitioner Saman Perera, MSN’17, fights health care inequality through Doctors Without Borders. Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Perera recently moved to Knoxville after coming back from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) two-month medical mission trip to Bentiu, South Sudan.
A Vanderbilt Love Story
February 13, 2018
A call in the night started a Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctor and a School of Nursing faculty member on a path to romance that’s still as strong nearly three decades later. “She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds. A Valentine’s story from VUMC Voice
February 13, 2018
Vanderbilt School of Nursing MSN students and faculty head to Guatemala to work with a local clinic during spring break in March. Vanderbilt’s student newspaper, the Hustler, features that connection and others between Vanderbilt and Guatemala in an in-depth article.
Vanderbilt awards endowed chairs to two School of Nursing professors
February 9, 2018
Two Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) professors have been named to endowed chairs, the highest honor Vanderbilt University awards its faculty. Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, received the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education. Kleinpell, an internationally recognized researcher and educator, serves as VUSN’s assistant dean for clinical scholarship. She directs the school’s…
February 8, 2018
Courtenay Lahey, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner is a new full-time nurse practitioner at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital’s Women’s Wellness. Courtenay is nationally certified through the National Certification Corporation. She delivers comprehensive health care to women over 13; Courtenay’s specific interests are adolescent sexual health/education and LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) birth control.
February 8, 2018
Jami Hicks, a pediatric nurse practitioner who recently graduated from VUSN with a Master’s of Science in Nursing joins The Children’s Clinic of Rusk (Tx) in its new, state-of-the-art, 2,500 square foot medical clinic which features a patient friendly reception area, 6 exam rooms, a fully equipped diagnostic lab and nursing station. Jami, a native of…
February 2, 2018
Zoe Panizzi graduated with a Master’s degree in nursing from the VUSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Prior to joining FirstHealth, Panizzi worked at a community mental health clinic in Tennessee that provides psychiatric care for underserved populations. During her time in Tennessee, Panizzi treated children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
January 26, 2018
Elizabeth Ogunnaike, DNP, has recently joined the Southern Coos Health Center in Bandon (Ore.).Ogunnaike graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 and 2011; first with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and then with a Master of Science in Nursing, where she became a family nurse practitioner. She recently completed Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University.
Alliance for Nursing Informatics Selects Alvin D. Jeffery as 2018-2019 Emerging Leader
January 24, 2018
Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN/APN, was selected by the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) to participate in the Nursing Informatics Emerging Leaders Program. This exclusive two-year program is designed to develop professionals capable of assuming national leadership positions in informatics-related organizations.
Future AARP president tells doctoral students to take risks, engage and share power
January 23, 2018
One needn’t be a student to profit from Alicia Georges’ directions on becoming a leader. The soon-to-be volunteer head of AARP outlined a course to leadership that could be used by people in all career stages during her recent Dean’s Diversity Lecture, “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders,” at…