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Kapu to direct VUSN’s clinical, community partnerships

Jul. 29, 2021—April Kapu, DNP, APRN, has left her role as associate nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice and director of the Office of Advance Practice, and begun a new position as associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention outlines latest, best practices

Dec. 14, 2020—More than 170 nurses from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention, the first to be held virtually.

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School of Nursing names Steaban Honorary Alumna

Dec. 10, 2020—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.

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Yeatman named interim chief nursing officer for VWCH

Aug. 6, 2020—Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, MOM, RN, CMTE, EMT, associate nursing officer and executive director of Vanderbilt LifeFlight, has been named interim chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH).

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VUMC welcomes largest group of new nurse residents

Jul. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program is facing a unique challenge this summer — welcoming more than 350 nurse residents, its largest cohort ever, while drastically altering the program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kapu named president-elect of nurse practitioners association

Apr. 22, 2020—April Kapu, DNP, APRN, associate nursing officer for VUMC Advanced Practice has been named president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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VUMC adult hospital prepared for surge of COVID-19 admissions

Apr. 10, 2020—As of April 9, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) had admitted 79 patients with COVID-19, 55 of those admitted had subsequently been discharged, and three patient had died. Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital had admitted 10 patients with COVID-19, none had died, and one of those admitted had subsequently been discharged.

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APRN fellowship program receives ANCC accreditation

Feb. 27, 2020—VUMC's Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Fellowship has been accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

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Gannon to oversee efforts to expand ECMO program to additional units

Feb. 20, 2020—Whitney Gannon MSN, MS, RN, APRN, has been named to the new position of director of Quality and Education for the Vanderbilt Extracorporeal Life Support Program (ECLS).

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VUMC, VUSN academic/practice partnership lauded

Jan. 29, 2020—The partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award.

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Study explores burnout among APRNs, physician assistants

Dec. 12, 2019—In one of the first studies to document burnout among advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs), Vanderbilt researchers examined causes and solutions.

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Ivory named director of VUMC Nursing Research

Nov. 14, 2019—Catherine Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB, has been named senior director of Nursing Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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