Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

Message to the VUSN community regarding the Derek Chauvin verdicts

April 21, 2021

The murder of George Floyd last spring impacted many of us deeply. His death, and the deaths of so many people of color at the hands of police, brought to the forefront much-needed discussions of racism, injustice, violence and privilege. Yesterday’s conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts for Mr. Floyd’s death…

Arnow named director of Nursing and Health Care Leadership specialty

March 17, 2021

Associate Professor Debbie Arnow, DNP’11, MSN’96, has been selected as the new academic director for the Nursing and Health Care Leadership specialty in the master of science in nursing program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. “Debbie Arnow is an accomplished senior nurse executive with experience in delivering successful clinical outcomes, financial performance and personnel…

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow — College sweethearts, a COVID unit wedding, and a love story that ended too soon

March 16, 2021

The first week of October, 2020, Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna Sherri Randolph, MSN’97, planned to marry her college sweetheart, Stacey Bruff. As things turned out, Sherri and Stacey got married a few days earlier, Sept. 21, in the only wedding ever to take place in the COVID unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Tragically and unexpectedly, Stacey died two days after the wedding. Sherri was devastated, and she still has a hard time talking about Stacey without tears welling up. There is a lot of sadness about how things turned out. She knows that all over the world there are millions of lives that have been changed forever by the COVID-19 pandemic, and hers is one of them. So, this is a story rooted in the devastation of the pandemic. But don’t lose sight of this: it is still a love story.

In the thick of it: COVID fighters with the Navajo Nation

February 23, 2021

Vanderbilt alumni Annie Moon, MSN’03, and Dr. Jill Moses, MD’91, confront a continuing COVID-19 crisis as they deliver health care to the Navajo Nation

It takes a team: Lessons from inside Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 unit

February 23, 2021

Vanderbilt Hospital tapped a team of experienced nurse practitioners to set up and provide care in its COVID-19 unit. They, along with the rest of the unit professionals, are still at it after nearly a year of what one describes as probably the hardest months of any of their professional lives.

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.