Two Key Promotions at VUSN

Becky Keck and Sarah Ramsey have both been promoted to key positions at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Keck, pictured above left, has been named to a newly created role as Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations/ Chief Administrative Officer, and Ramsey to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Keck, M.S.N., R.N., NEA, BC, has served in many administrative capacities throughout her 17-year career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in nursing finance and operations and participating in key initiatives such as the Magnet Recognition Program. In 2007, she joined the School of Nursing as the Clinical Director for Geriatric Services where she served as a faculty member in the Health Systems Management specialty as well as the Clinical Director for Geriatric Services for University Community Health Services.

Keck’s initial nursing career started in medical/surgical nursing and surgical intensive care. She has held nursing management positions at a community-based hospital in Lexington, Ky., and at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She is a native of Bowling Green, Ky., with strong ties to Western Kentucky University, where she earned her associate and bachelor Degrees in Nursing. She completed her Masters in Nursing with a concentration in nursing administration at the University of Kentucky.

Ramsey, M.Ed., pictured above second from the left, has served in various capacities at VUSN for more than 17 years, and has held the position of director of student affairs since 1995. She is the touchstone for more than 700 nursing students at any given time and oversees the school’s milestone events such as orientation, three separate pinning ceremonies and graduation. She also serves as the primary referral source for students who need personal or academic counseling.

Other than a two-year stint at a Nashville securities brokerage firm, Ramsey’s career and education have been focused at Vanderbilt. She started her career in Vanderbilt Development and served as an undergraduate admissions counselor for three years.

She earned both her Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.