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State of Nursing address reviews remarkable year

Jun. 2, 2021—In her 2021 State of Nursing address, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, looked back on an unprecedented year of nursing care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as the organization continued to grow.

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Smith named CNO of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital

Jun. 2, 2021—Marilyn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN, had an incredible and unlikely journey to her role as Chief Nursing Officer of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital.

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Jeannette named interim CNO for Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital

May. 20, 2021—Joanie Jeannette, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named interim chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

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Several VUMC nurses elected to TNA leadership roles

Jan. 28, 2021—Several Vanderbilt nurses have been elected to leadership of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), including president and vice president.

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Nurse-led research helps usher in quieter PACU

Jan. 27, 2021—At Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the post-anesthesia care unit, or PACU, is a hive of activity as patients are awakened from their operating room procedures. Given that each patient’s awakening is meant to be gentle, the general noise level in the PACU prompted concern from staff nurse Savannah Ramsey, RN.

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VPH nurse creates trauma-informed yoga program

Oct. 22, 2020—Julie Stavas, RN, has found a way to marry two of her passions — psychiatric nursing and yoga — at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). About once every week, she leads trauma-informed yoga therapy to a group of five to 10 patients for 30 to 45 minutes.

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Nurse-led training program in Guyana carries on

Oct. 8, 2020—Just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended international travel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses completed two new educational initiatives in the South American country of Guyana, and a strong collaboration continues virtually in response to the coronavirus.

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VUMC Nursing’s ‘Boot Camp’ hones critical care skills

Sep. 9, 2020—About 250 nurse practitioners and physician assistants nationwide gathered over Zoom from Sept. 2-4 for the ninth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp, the first in its history to be entirely virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dubree receives advocacy award from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Jun. 9, 2020—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has received the 2020 Advocate State Award for Excellence for Tennessee from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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Praise and gratitude equally abundant at State of Nursing event

May. 21, 2020—Like virtually all large meetings these days, the 2020 State of Nursing address was conducted via teleconference, on Zoom.

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VUMC’s hotline surpasses 20,000-call milestone

Apr. 16, 2020—In early March Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a telephone hotline for its patients and employees concerned that they could be ill with COVID-19. The hotline has since received more than 20,000 calls.

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Krause named to state health care modernization task force

Nov. 7, 2019—  by Christina Echegaray Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force. The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s...

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