Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

VUSN Alumna and Veteran Navy Pilot, Jen Kiggans, Enters Race for 7th Senate District (VA)

March 30, 2019

Jen Kiggans, former Navy pilot, nurse practitioner has entered the race in Virginia’s Rep. 7th Senate district. Currently a board-certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Jen Kiggans is a graduate of VUSN’s Nurse Practitioner program.

VUSN AGACNP Alumna, Kristen Bromaghim, joins Cherokee Regional Medical Center (IA)

March 28, 2019

Kristen Bromaghim, ARNP-C, has joined Cherokee Regional Clinic (CRC). Bromaghim started her duties at CRC earlier this year and is currently seeing patients in Cherokee. Bromaghim received her MSN- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) from VUSN in 2018. “I have really enjoyed getting to know my patients and co-workers since coming to Cherokee,” says Bromaghim….

Alumni to donate $25,000 if 250 people donate to VUSN on Giving Day April 4

March 27, 2019

Two Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumni, Tom Christenbery, PhD’04, MSN’87, and Benjamin Smallheer, PhD’11, MSN’04, have pledged $25,000 to the school if 250 individuals make gifts to VUSN on Vanderbilt’s Giving Day, Thursday, April 4. The challenge gift is part of Vanderbilt’s Giving Day, the annual 24-hour period in which all Vanderbilt alumni, students,…

VUSN MSN Alumna, Anna-Gene O’Neal, CEO of ALIVE Hospice announces growing options for palliative care

March 26, 2019

VUSN Alumna and ALIVE Hospice CEO, Anna-Gene O’Neal (BSN’88;MBA/MSN’92) announced growing options into palliative medicine. Alive Hospice is embedding in cancer clinics, from Clarksville to Chattanooga, in a partnership with Tennessee Oncology. “Palliative care takes these principles that were understood and developed in the hospice realm, but really it’s for anyone along a disease trajectory,”…

Relationship-building part of alumnus’ new role at Indiana clinic

March 13, 2019

Heath Kohlmeier, MSN’18, received his first hug from a patient Tuesday, a small testament to the relationships he hopes to build with patients in his new role as a nurse practitioner at Tulip Tree Family Health Care. “One of my patients told me that I reminded her of her son. We just had a good interaction in the room there,” Kohlmeier, an FNP, said. “She asked if she could give me a hug at the end. It was a small victory within me, I feel like that’s one of those signs you’ve reached out to that patient, that you’ve built that connection and can start going from there.”

VUSN DNP Alum, Kathy (Davis) Yoder, addresses opioid crisis

February 27, 2019

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow into a public health crisis, McLean County Coroner Kathy (Davis) Yoder will present a talk on the national and local effects of opioid abuse. Yoder earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University, where she continued to provide care to neurosurgical patients at Carle Foundation Hospital.