November 18, 2005

Nursing group lauds VUSN’s Cooper

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Susan Cooper, M.S.N.

Nursing group lauds VUSN’s Cooper

Susan Cooper, M.S.N., assistant dean for Practice at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), was recently honored with the Tennessee Nursing Association's Louise Browning Political Nurse Award.

The award is given to a TNA member who demonstrates excellence in professional and technical involvement in government affairs, promoting nursing awareness and participation in policy development and political action, educating nurses about legislative issues and the political process and guiding the policy development process of the association.

Cooper has been serving as director of the Center for Advanced Practice Nursing and Allied Health at VUMC since the program was created last year. Cooper also handles teaching duties in the Health Systems Management Program at VUSN.

She is currently serving as a special policy adviser to Gov. Phil Bredesen on the development of safety net programs for the uninsured in Tennessee.