School of Nursing names Steaban Honorary AlumnaDec. 10, 2020, 8:57 AM
by Nancy Wise and Matt Batcheldor
Robin Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH), has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) with the school’s Honorary Alumna distinction. The award was presented during a virtual celebration on Oct. 20.
Honorary Alumnus/Alumna is awarded in recognition of significant contributions to VUSN by an individual whose academic credentials were obtained elsewhere. This can be in clinical, political, academic or other setting.
“This is such an honor from the School of Nursing, which has contributed so much to the strength of VUAH nursing,” Steaban said. “Our partnership with the School of Nursing has been strong and mutually beneficial in advancing the profession of nursing in both organizations. I am humbled and deeply grateful.”
In presenting the award, VUSN Alumni Association President Hannah Lowe, DNP, RD, praised Steaban for her leadership over multiple committees and groups at Vanderbilt that place nurses and nurse practitioners in roles that improve patient care and drive operational change across a multitude of clinical areas.
Nominations for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Alumni Association Awards are made by Vanderbilt alumni, friends and faculty. Honorees are selected by the VUSN Alumni Board in consultation with the school’s dean, Linda Norman, DSN.
“I offer my warmest congratulations to Robin for this well-deserved award,” said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, VUMC Executive Chief Nursing Officer. “She has exemplified what it means to be a Vanderbilt nurse, and I am proud to work alongside her.”