Posts Tagged ‘Alumni’

VUSN Alum, Sandy Minor, continues to inspire at age 81

February 13, 2017

Minor was a nurse who “fell into teaching.” She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt University in 1957, a time when there were very few collegiate nursing programs and even fewer master’s programs.

Hospice and heart

February 8, 2017

Frequently busy with meetings, planning sessions and administrative responsibilities, Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal welcomes the chance to slip out of her office and spend time with residents and staff in Alive’s residence near downtown Nashville. On this particular rainy morning, she sits by resident Knox Ownby’s bed and listens as he tells…

School of Nursing celebrates 2016 Alumni Award recipients

November 16, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing presented three outstanding alumni and a legendary Vanderbilt professor with VUSN alumni awards as part of Reunion 2016. Britney Broyhill, MSN ’08, DNP ’13, BA ’06; Cynthia Cameron, MSN ’10, BS ’03; Sally Yeagley, BSN ’66, MSN ’86; and Vereen Bell, professor of English, emeritus, accepted the awards in…

VUSN Alum Cherise Williams joins Wilkes-Barr General Hospital

September 28, 2016

Cherise Williams joined as a cardiothoracic surgery nurse practitioner at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, with a Master of Science degree in nursing. Ms. Williams is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurses Association and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Love of nursing inspired Doris Billhorn to go back — and give back — to school

September 22, 2016

It’s not unusual for alumni to come back to the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and show their children where they earned their degree. But when Doris Billhorn, MSN’92, did that recently, she added something special: a financial gift to the school for scholarships. “I got my chance at Vanderbilt through scholarships, through help from…

VUSN Alum Darlene A. Franklin, RN, MSN, will be Spotlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

September 15, 2016

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Darlene A. Franklin, RN, MSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Darlene is a registered nurse with 37 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially psychiatric mental health. Darlene is currently serving as…