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Nursing research efforts highlighted at annual poster day

Nov. 17, 2016—Nursing research took center stage in Light Hall recently during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Critical care ‘Boot Camp’ draws nurses from across the nation

Sep. 15, 2016—More than 350 critical care nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nursing leaders from 40 states came to Vanderbilt this month for the fifth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Nursing ‘Magnetfest’ on Aug. 31 set to educate, raise enthusiasm

Aug. 25, 2016—Nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are gearing up for “Magnetfest,” a day of fun, festivities and prizes, as the institution seeks a third Magnet designation.

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VUMC nurse’s personal experiences drive her care of patients with congenital heart defects

Jun. 2, 2016—Every day, Misty Sharpe looks at the scar down the center of her chest and knows she’s a survivor. She has had four heart surgeries to repair congenital heart defects, ranging from when she was 4 days old to 4 years old. Sharpe, MSN, R.N., now works as a nurse case manager in the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, treating patients with congenital heart defects and working to raise awareness of the condition.

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Hughart named senior director of Nursing Informatics

Jan. 21, 2016—Karen Hughart, MSN, R.N., has been named senior director of Nursing Informatics, where she will lead the nursing enterprise in implementing new clinical systems in a partnership with clinical leaders throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Ayre named Patient Flow Center associate director

Jan. 21, 2016—Christin Ayre, MSN, R.N., has been named the associate director of the Vanderbilt Patient Flow Center, effective Feb. 1.

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Psychiatric Hospital CNO Cirpili takes role in Houston

Jan. 14, 2016—Avni Cirpili, DNP, R.N., is leaving after five years as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) to become senior vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.

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March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter honors VUMC nurses

Jan. 14, 2016—Five Vanderbilt nurses received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held last month at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

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Research by VUMC nurses highlighted at annual event

Nov. 5, 2015—Nursing research was on full display on Oct. 28 in Light Hall during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee.

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Near-death experiences focus of Octoberfest lecture

Nov. 5, 2015—Most of the people who work in critical care medicine have cared for patients who have had near-death experiences, but many patients are reluctant to discuss such experiences with caregivers, said Debbie James, MSN, R.N., a critical care nurse and senior nursing instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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Initiatives help spur VUMC nursing’s progress: Dubree 

May. 21, 2015—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., delivered the 2015 State of Nursing Address to a full audience in Light Hall on May 14 as a part of Nurses Week, an annual occasion to celebrate nurses. It was a time to assess where Vanderbilt Nursing is today, and where it’s going.

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Photo: Magnet journey

Jan. 15, 2015—On Jan. 9, the Magnet Education Committee officially launched its efforts to help the Medical Center once again obtain Magnet recognition, the highest honor for nursing.

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