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Moore to direct VUSN’s women’s health specialty program

Jan. 29, 2015, 8:39 AM

Ginny Moore, DNP, APRN, has been named director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She has served as interim director of the program since August 2014.

Ginny Moore, DNP, APRN

“Ginny has demonstrated leadership skills as interim director and as a consummate faculty member at the school for many years,” said Linda Norman, DSN, RN, Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of VUSN. “There is no question that students and scholarly work are her top priority and advanced practice nursing is her passion. She is admired by students and colleagues alike and is the ideal person to take this program forward.”

Moore has been a VUSN faculty member since 1991 and became an assistant professor in 2014. She also served as the director of the school’s Office of Lifelong Learning from 2002 through 2009.

Active in clinical scholarship, she recently received funding from the school’s new Scholarly Practice Program to examine strategies that promote effective patient communication among vulnerable populations, such as women with co-occurring disorders who are transitioning from incarceration. She is author of several articles about women’s health topics, such as annual exams in women under 21 years of age, health literacy and sexually transmitted infection guidelines.

Moore is a women’s health nurse practitioner in private practice and through volunteer work at VUSN’s Clinic at Mercury Courts. Previously, she served as a women’s health nurse practitioner at several area private practices, Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee and as a sexual assault examiner at the Meharry-Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital. She began her career as a labor and delivery nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University, her Master of the Science of Nursing from Vanderbilt and her bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in Nursing from Western Kentucky University.

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