Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

We’re celebrating Nurses Month!

April 28, 2022

This May, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing celebrates Nurses Month by commemorating all the good that nurses do and their importance to the many people and organizations they serve. Using the American Nurses Association’s 2022 theme of Nurses Make a Difference, the school is encouraging alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends to celebrate, recognize…

Colleen Moss named Neonatal Nurse Practitioner academic director

December 15, 2021

Assistant Professor Colleen Reilly Moss, BS’00, MSN’01, DNP, NNP-BC, has been named academic director for the neonatal nurse practitioner specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Moss had been interim co-director with assistant professor Patricia Scott, DNP, NNP-BC, C-NPT. “Colleen has a passion for teaching and mentoring new neonatal providers,” said Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM,…

Once a Nurse: Community of Nurses Continues in Retirement

November 30, 2021

At a retirement center nestled in the hills of Nashville, a cadre of Vanderbilt nurses have built a community within a community. No single career experience connects them—they’ve been war nurses, flight nurses, ER nurses and floor nurses, as well as teachers, researchers and administrators. Their relationships are woven through their vast web of experience, with their love of nursing at the hub. “Nurses always find each other,” says Charlotte Covington, BSN’69, MSN’89, associate professor of nursing, emerita.

Class Notes

November 23, 2021

70s Brenda Thomas Harris, BSN’73, received the 2020 Tennessee Governor’s Volunteer Star Award in recognition of her volunteer work at the Monroe County Animal Shelter, Monroe County Friends of Animals and the Cherokee National Forest. Rumay Harrell Alexander, MSN’77, was selected to be an American Nurses Association Scholar-In-Residence, dedicated to addressing systemic racism in the…

VUSN DNP Alumna, Dina Velocci, Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

August 25, 2021

VUSN DNP alumna Dina Velocci, DNP, CRNA, APRN, recently took office as the 2021-2022 president of the 59,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA). “It is my honor and a privilege to serve as president of the AANA in this watershed year, in which CRNAs continue to prove that they are indispensable to America’s healthcare…

VUSN DNP and MSN Alumna, Melissa Stec, Joins Wilson Health Medical Group ObGyn practice (OH)

June 27, 2021

VUSN DNP and MSN Alumna, Dr. Melissa Stec, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN is now offering midwife services for obstetric patients delivering at the Wilson Health Medical Group ObGyn practice and the hospital’s Family Birth Center in Sidney, Ohio. “I love working with women, and being able to see their prenatal care right through to the birth…