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Vanderbilt Nursing

Our Certified Nurses

VUMC Certified Nurses 2014
This group represents some of the many Vanderbilt Nurses who are certified in their areas of specialty.

   
   
   
Credentials Matter LogoAccording to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A nursing license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenge of modern nursing.

Professional certification is a voluntary designation earned by individuals who demonstrate an exceptional level of competency, skill, and knowledge in their field. Certification is the formal  recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes.
Plastic Surgery Clinic
PLASTIC SURGERY/SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
Debby L. Booth, RN, CPSN
Ann Luther, APN, ACNS-BC, CORLN
System Support
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SYSTEMS SUPPORT SERVICES
Back row from left to right:
Karen Hughart
Lillian McGehee
Gwen Holder, MSN, RN-BC
Sara Turcotte, MSN, RN-BC, CHTS-CP
From row from left to right :
Stephanie Philo,
Stephanie Grose
After meeting defined eligibility criteria, a certification candidate achieves a nationally recognized credential through successful completion of a rigorous examination.

Specific nursing roles have designated skill sets that are required for safe patient care, such as: basic life support. (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and others. While these skill sets are crucial to patient safety, professional certification goes above and beyond this to measure and acknowledge an exceptional level of competency in nursing specialties.
Mary
TRANSPLANT & SURGICAL CARE UNIT
Mary E. Walden, Rn, BS, CCTN
NEPD
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Nursing Education and Professional Development
Christy Mullen, MSN, RN, CPN
Kelly Ernst, MSN, RN-BC
Lesa Cole, MSN, RN-BC
Chris Wilson, MSN, RN-BC
Cherese Brooks, MSN, RN, CCRN
Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, CCRP
Professional certification is awarded by a national nursing body such as the Association of Critical Care Nurses, Oncology Nursing Society, Association of Perioperative Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association and many others.

Certification is officially recognized by the ANCC.
 
At Vanderbilt, we appreciate the contributions our certified nurses make every day!
Shoemaker
VANDERBILT BONE AND JOINT CLINIC
Sandra Shoemake, RN, CNRN, OA-C
Sheree Lee
Left
SURGICAL DIVISION PATIENT CARE CENTER
Back row from left to right
Marilyn Hargrove, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Sheree Lee, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Shannon Lynch, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Front row from left to right
Candi Haggard, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Bonnie Thompson, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Martha Davidson, MN, BSN, RN, CWOCN

 
Certified Nurses


Left
CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
Deloris Lee, RN, CCRP
Michelle Clark, RN, CCRP
Lisa Sposa, RN, CCRP
Sheila Beavers, RN, CCRP
Melissa Lehman, RN, CCRP
Lana Howard, RN, CCRP

 
Major
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE
Cheryl W. Major, RNC-NIC, BSN

Certified Nurses
VICC-CTSR BREAST CANCER CENTER TEAM
Kim Burlison-Foucher, RN, CCRC
Glenda K. Beals RN, OCN, CCRP
Tammy Lewis-Burgan, LPN, CCRC
(not pictured)

 

Enthrops
VANDERBILT BONE AND JOINT CLINIC
Daniel Enroth, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Infection Prevention has 100% Certification for their Infection Prevention Nurses:
  • Tanya Boswell
  • Vicki Brinsko
  • Amy Dziewior
  • Lorrie Ingram
  • Tracy Louis
  • Jackie Smith
  • Janet Szychowski
  • Kathie Wilkerson
VUMC LIFEFLIGHT MEDICAL CREW (below)
Each crew member is required to hold a national certification, either CCRN, CFRN, or CEN; each paramedic is required to have FP-C.

LifeFlight

 

If you participated in this year's Certified Nurses Day Photo and did not recieve a copy via email, please contact Sherri Stringfellow at Sherri.Stringfellow@vanderbilt.edu

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