VUMC Nursing

Inaugural Nursing Grand Rounds kicks off Nurses Week celebrations 

The presentation focused on the essential value of fundamental nursing care, connecting and being present with patients, and attending to their basic care needs, such as nutrition, mobility and oral health.

As VUMC celebrates Nurses Week, a special message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO

This year as we recognize Nurses Week, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for the compassionate care you provide every day. The impact you have on our patients and their families — uplifting their lives — is immeasurable.

DAISY Award spotlight: “Maddy was so compassionate and caring the entire time.”

Maddy Barber, BSN, RN, works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is one of the latest group of DAISY Award winners at VUMC.

DAISY Award spotlight: “God’s gift to the nursing profession.”

Angela Adetunji, RN, works in the Medical Center East Recovery area, part of Vanderbilt University Hospital, and she is one of the latest group of DAISY Award winners at VUMC.

Karen Keady, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Karen Keady named system Chief Nursing Officer

Following an extensive national search, Karen Keady, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive with the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been named System Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rachel Senefeld Kromer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

Rachel Senefeld Kromer elected to Association for Nursing Professional Development board of directors

Rachel Senefeld Kromer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, director of Clinical Education and Professional Development for Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for Nursing Professional Development.

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