Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles: A Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

August 18, 2017

Bonnie Freeman, VUSN ANP Post-Master’s Certificate Program Alumni, describes what a Palliative Care NP does. “What I like about being a nurse is the ability to make a difference in the lives of patients and families, whether it is through providing bedside care or developing educational tools.” Important factors are taking the time to truly listen, empathize,…

School of Nursing celebrates accomplishment during August Pinning ceremonies

August 9, 2017

More than 350 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students were recognized at the completion of their programs during Pinning ceremonies held at Langford Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 6. The 276 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students received the VUSN pin from their individual specialty directors, while eight Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students…

Alumni of famed Student Health Coalition hold panel discussion May 19

May 16, 2017

Vanderbilt alumni who helped start the paradigm-changing Appalachian Student Health Coalition will present a panel discussion on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Heard Library Community Room. The coalition was founded by Vanderbilt medical, law, nursing and undergraduate students in 1970 to reach out to medically underserved communities in upper…

VUSN Alum Dr. Velinda Block appointed chief nursing executive of HCA’s TriStar Division

May 3, 2017

HCA’s TriStar Division has announced the appointment of Dr. Velinda Block as chief nursing executive. Dr. Block received her Master of Science degree in nursing administration from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

National diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

April 20, 2017

G. Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will present a talk Wednesday, May 3, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161, in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Lunch will be provided but requires an RSVP. Alexander, who is also professor and director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will speak on “Equity of Opportunity: Beyond the Rhetoric.”

VUSN alum Cristy Stumb making an impact

April 4, 2017

Cristy Stumb’s decision to pursue a career in health care was simple. She had always loved medicine and helping people achieve their best possible state of wellness. Stumb chose to work and go to school simultaneously while raising her family.