Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

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.

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

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.

VUSN WHNP alum, Courtenay Lahey, joins Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital’s Women’s Wellness

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.