Fellowship Resources


Within the VUMC Administrative Fellowship Program we host Administrative Fellows as well as an Administrative Nursing Fellow. The Administrative Nursing Fellowship is a two-year opportunity working with the Chief Nursing Officer and senior nursing leaders of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics.

All fellows follow the same See One, Do One, Lead One Structure. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to implement change for positive outcomes.
  • Documents service standards in appropriate format.
  • Creates and provides training and educational tools for use throughout entity.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills to guide staff/teams toward an improved outcome.
  • Gathers/Analyzes and presents data to guide future outcomes.
  • Gathers data during assessment phase and gains an understanding of departmental functions.
  • Uses benchmarking tools to compare activities of internal departments to the ideal standard.
  • Uses analyses to develop productivity targets, performance measures and redesign the workflow process.
  • Provides data analysis for various projects as assigned.
  • Identifies and initiates implementation of opportunities to improve efficiencies.


Current Administrative Fellows 


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Administrative Fellow 2020-2022
Samantha Walker
MBA, MSHA - Health Administration 
University of Alabama at Birmingham



Administrative Nursing Fellow 2020-2022
Melissa McCoy 
RN-BC, MSN - Health Systems Management 
Johns Hopkins University


Brigette Boyle

Administrative Fellow 2021-2023
Brigette Boyle
MHA, University of Iowa


Kara Keiper

Administrative Fellow 2021-2023
Kara Keiper
MHA, University of South Carolina


Bianca Sarr

Administrative Nursing Fellow 2021-2023
Bianca Sarr
MHA, Ashford University