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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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VUMC named best workplace for men in nursing

Sep. 11, 2019—VUMC has been recognized with the 2019 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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Nurse Residency Program gains ANCC accreditation

Sep. 5, 2019—VUMC's Nurse Residency Program is 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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Physical Therapy Association honors Dickinson

Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Rebecca Dickinson, PT, received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, highlighting her commitment to developing an evidence base around shoulder disorders, mentoring and connecting with patients.

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