May 12, 2011

Nursing group honors Peterman

Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO), which focuses on staff development to achieve enhanced health care outcomes.

Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN

Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN

Peterman will join the board after the organization's July convention for a three-year term.

Peterman joined VUMC in 2005. Since then she has helped strengthen the nursing education infrastructure for VUMC nurses, including programs such as the successful Nurse Residency program for recent nursing school graduates.