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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pic 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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pic Amy Cadoret, MHA, MSN, NEA-BC, AMB-BC
Associate Nursing Officer
Center for Women’s Health

"Adult Ambulatory Clinics provides the ability to serve an incredible nursing team and collaborate to create tomorrow's vision for healthcare."
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pic Suzanne Duckworth, MSN, RN
Director, Nursing Education and Professional Development
Adult Ambulatory Clinics

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 pic Joanie Jeannette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Associate Nursing Officer
Adult Ambulatory Clinics

"The best part of being a Nurse Leader is the opportunity to connect with so many diverse people as patients and staff. The backgrounds and experiences add knowledge which allows me to grow as a person and a leader."
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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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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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Ambulatory Nursing Leader Deonna Taylor, 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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