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Vance elected president of Tennessee Nurses Association

Nov. 2, 2017, 9:27 AM

Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, has been elected president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA). Vance, who is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner for Pediatric Neurosurgery, will serve a two-year term, which began in September and ends in September 2019.

Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

Vance joined Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Neurosurgery team in June 2012, after coming from Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, where for over six years she served in a variety of roles caring for pediatric neurosurgery patients.

“Haley Vance is highly respected by her colleagues and peers, loved by our patients, a sought-after educator, and just a terrific and critical partner in our efforts in pediatric neurosurgery,” said Jay Wellons, M.D., chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery. “In truth, I am not surprised that she has been asked to take on this responsibility. She is a highly intelligent and dedicated leader, and she will serve the nurses of our state well on important topics that affect them. One of her favorite things to say during our clinical day-to-day work is, ‘I’m on it.’ We are indeed fortunate to have her ‘on it’ on so many topics that impact our nurses here at Vanderbilt.”

Vance earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development Family Studies with a minor in Spanish from Auburn University. After living in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for a short time, she returned to the United States to begin her nursing career. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and continued at UAB to earn her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

Vance was voted APRN of the year at Vanderbilt in 2016.  She is an associate member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a member of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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