What is VPARE?

Vanderbilt Professional Advancement and Recognition of Excellence (VPARE) is a professional advancement program designed to recognize excellence among clinical staff members at Vanderbilt Health who are directly involved in patient care. Built on the Magnet framework and grounded in evidence-based practice, VPARE emphasizes the pivotal role of the nurse in achieving and maintaining a high standard of patient care through continuous improvement.





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Contact us at vpare@vumc.org

Need a unit presentation?
Submit a request by emailing vpare@vumc.org for a member of the operations team to present at your unit board or staff meeting to explain the improvements to VPARE

Meet the VPARE Team

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Melissa McCoy, MSN, RN-BC
Director of Professional Excellence
Office of Nursing Excellence
Katherine Reeves MPH, RN
Sr. Nursing Projects Manager
Office of Nursing Excellence
Rhodes Simons, MHA
Program Manager
Office of Nursing Excellence



Nursing Across
Vanderbilt University 
Medical Center

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