Welcome to the VUMC ANCC Accredited Provider Unit.  The Nursing Education and Professional Development (NEPD) department is proud to be accredited to provide nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activities to the Vanderbilt Nursing Community. Upon successful completion of an NCPD activity, ANCC contact hours will be awarded to participants. 


It is our goal to facilitate the advancement of nursing practice through the dissemination of knowledge through continuing education programs with contact hours that meet the criteria set forth by ANCC. We also aim to support nurses to maintain and improve knowledge and skills of professional practice and provide NCPD activities that meet nurses' evolving professional development educational needs in alignment with organizational goals and priorities. For additional questions, please contact us at contacthours@vumc.org.

Accreditation Statement
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

About Us:

Accredited Provider Program Director: 

Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, NPDA-BC® 

Program Managers: 

Kryslynn Lewis, MBA 
Regina Stuart, MBA 
Nurse Planners: 

Vanessa Cameron, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CEN, CNL 
Kathryn Collier, BSN, RN 
Jim Cuvelier, MSN, RN 
Megan Unfried, MSN, RN, NPD-BC 
Gloria Wacks, PhD, RN 


If you have questions or concerns, email: contacthours@vumc.org 

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