Posts Tagged ‘obituary’

VUSN Alumna, Camille Legeay Cook, has died

March 8, 2021

It was with sadness that VUSN learned of the death of alumna Camille Legeay Cook. Camille joined the Foreign Service as the first nurse assigned to the American Embassy in Tokyo in 1952. She worked as a nurse consultant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and later for the US Public Health Service in Washington, DC.

Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73, one of VUSN’s first FNPs, has died

February 19, 2021

It was with sadness that VUSN learned of the death of Ginna Corts, BSN’70, MSN’73. Ginna was a member of our inaugural family nurse clinician class (now family nurse practitioner). That pioneering class led the way to a new level of nursing.

School of Nursing mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing

February 17, 2021

Update: View Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s memorial service for Dr. Christenbery. Thomas L. Christenbery, MSN’87, PhD’04, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.The popular Christenbery was legendary for his friendliness, kindness and encouraging nature. In his…

Kate Payne, Vanderbilt nurse and bioethicist, has died

January 14, 2021

Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness. For many years, Payne helped people have the best death they could, and she…

Ken Wallston, prominent nursing researcher and health psychology pioneer, has died

November 11, 2020

Professor of Nursing, Emeritus, Kenneth A. Wallston, PhD, MA, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78. A faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for more than 40 years, Wallston worked widely in the transdisciplinary arena termed behavioral medicine….

Former faculty and alumna Sue McConnell Jones dies

September 2, 2020

It was with sadness that we learned that former faculty member and alumna Lenita “Sue” McConnell Jones, BSN’67, MSN’74, died August 29. A Double ‘Dore, she was one of VUSN’s first nurse practitioner graduates as well as one of the first 100 NPs in the U.S. Jones was instrumental in the creation of the first certification process for NPs and enjoyed a long career as practitioner, professor and nursing director.