Ambulatory Nursing Leaders


Ambulatory Nursing Leader Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Vice President,
Adult Ambulatory Nursing 

"One of the things I love most about nursing, in general, is the power of teamwork."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Katie Brennan, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,
Primary Care Patient Care Center

"I believe Vanderbilt is the best place to practice nursing."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Kimberly Burkeen, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Program Manager,
Ambulatory Magnet
"Being a nurse at VUMC requires engagement alongside the willingness to adapt and grow."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader LeaRae Herron-Rice, MSM, BSN, CMPE
Associate Nursing Officer,
Vanderbilt's Center for Women’s Health

"Vanderbilt sets its standards at a high level."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Teri Huff, MSN, RN
Administrative Director,
Ambulatory Nursing Workforce and Operations

"The best part about being a nurse leader at Vanderbilt is the environment that supports continual growth."
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Crystal Jackson Crystal Jackson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education and Professional Development - Ambulatory

"I choose VUMC because of the opportunity to grow in my profession..."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Beki Kazanofski, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC
Administrative Director,
Medicine Specialties Clinics, Outpatient Dialysis, and Otolaryngology Clinic
and Interim Director, Digestive Disease Center

"I came here to fulfill my dream to be an operating room nurse..."
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 pic Clint Koerkenmeier, MHS, BSN, RN
Associate Nursing Officer
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

"Being a male nurse, it was a great feeling to know that Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Association of Men in Nursing as one of the best places in the country for male nurses to work."  
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader

Russell J. Kunic, MSN, FNP-BC, NE-BC
Adult Urology

"We [at VUMC] help to influence policy and what is considered best practice."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Marcella Lupica, MSN, RN, MBA, NEA-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,
Neurosciences, Discharge Care Center

"The inpatient and ambulatory patient service managers and staff continue to amaze me every day."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Lindsay Miller, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,
Surgery, Dermatology, and Orthopaedics Patient Care Centers

"I recognized the importance Magnet has on nursing practice, quality, and culture."
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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Deonna Moore, PhD, MSN, ACNP
Associate Nursing Officer,
Transplant Patient Care Center and Vanderbilt Lung Institute

"Vanderbilt's culture of nursing promotes all nurses as leaders and decision-makers in the delivery of patient care..."
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nursing leader Elizabeth A. Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML
Assistant Administrative Director,
Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Primary Care and Walk-In Clinics

"Supporting our teams on the front lines as they provide the highest-quality patient care is rewarding to me."
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pic Tiffany Street, DNP, ACNP-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, 
Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute (VHVI)

"Our nurses are resilient and always willing to go the extra mile for their patients and peers."
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