VUAH Nursing Leaders



nursing leader Robin L. Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer,

"Everywhere you look at Vanderbilt there are people who will help you be successful." 
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pic Jolene E. Ramirez, DNP, MS, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,

"I love the academic rigor, evidence-based practice decision-making, and nursing philosophy of this great organization."
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Shannon Blaisdell_headshot Shannon Blaisdell, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,
Women’s Health

"As a nursing leader, I strive to create an environment by inspiring others through compassion, encouraging innovation, fostering shared decision making, and promoting learning opportunities."
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pic Teresa Hobt-Bingham, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer,

"I started my nursing career at age 30 after many different career choices left me feeling like I had more to give and wanting to make a difference in my community."
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pic Sherri Dean, BSN, MHA, RN
Senior Director
Vanderbilt LifeFlight

"The best part of being a nurse leader at VUMC is the opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life and help our team members be successful in any endeavor."
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nursing leader Alice M. Krumm, MS, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Associate Vice President,
Perioperative Services

"As a new nurse leader at Vanderbilt, I have seen firsthand the courage and commitment of our nurses."
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nursing leader Barbara Sanders, MMHC, BSN, RN
Associate Vice President, Adult Perioperative Enterprise
Adult Perioperative Services

"I am grateful to be able to work with the 'best of the best.'”  
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nursing leader Ashley Vosilla, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Magnet Program Manager,

"With our shared governance structure, Vanderbilt nurses at all levels play a crucial role in the continual growth of the nursing profession."
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nursing leader Heather Campbell, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing Workforce, 

"In every role [I've had at VUMC], I had the support of amazing leaders..."
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nursing leader Jay Morrison, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Practice,

"I get to learn from some of the most gifted and compassionate leaders."
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pic Kate Burger, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Associate, Nursing

"I am honored to be a part of a nursing community that sets the standard for the highest quality of care for our patients and our community."
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Richelle Graham, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Associate, Nursing

"Working alongside leaders who live the Credo everyday and having the privilege to support VUMC nurses is what I enjoy most."
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pic Shelley Atkinson, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC
Director of Advanced Practice, Acute Surgery
Office of Advanced Practice

"The best part about being an advanced practice leader is the privilege to work with an amazing, hard-working group of people that cares for one another, empowers each other to grow, and are committed to demonstrating excellence in patient care."
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nursing leader Tess Huggins, MSN, RN, AG-ACNP
Director, Surgical Critical Care Advanced Practice,
Surgery and Anesthesia Critical Care

"VUMC's Nurse Residency Program brought me to Nashville and it has had a tremendous impact on my career."
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