Posts Tagged ‘VUMC’

VUMC Five Pillar Leader Kathy Moss, MSN/MBA’97, “always dreamed of being a nurse”

May 31, 2018

Kathy Moss. a VUSN alumna, remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients. Moss was recently honored with a Five Pillar Leader Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC Voice shares her story.

School of Nursing recognizes faculty, staff, colleagues and honorary nurses

May 24, 2018

Two longtime friends of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were named honorary VUSN nurses, a leading researcher was recognized for service to faculty and students, and outstanding faculty and staff received school awards during the School of Nursing’s spring Faculty/Staff Assembly May 17. VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of…

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

A Vanderbilt Love Story

February 13, 2018

A call in the night started a Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctor and a School of Nursing faculty member on a path to romance that’s still as strong nearly three decades later. “She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds. A Valentine’s story from VUMC Voice

School of Nursing student saves baby born in back seat of car outside Medical Center East

December 13, 2017

School of Nursing student Steven Welton, RN, will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of his family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery. Welton went beyond delivery, however — he actually saved Elijah’s life. Read the whole story in VUMC Voice.

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

November 21, 2017

After four decades of caring for children, Jade Forlidas, BSN’73, MSN’90, is passing the torch to a new generation — including her daughter, Jessica van Meter, MSN’07, DNP’15, a LifeFlight nurse.