News ReleaseVanderbilt University School of Nursing Names Top 100 Leaders (10/23/08)
Nashville, TN -- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing announced its Top 100 Leaders recipients in honor of the School's 100th year anniversary. These individuals were honored for making a significant impact in the world of health care and nursing and were acknowledged during the School's Centennial Gala at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Oct. 23.
"I've always believed that nurses can go anywhere and do anything," said Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. "These 100 men and women illustrate just that. They are authors, professors, policymakers, entrepreneurs, informatics specialists who have made a profound impact throughout the country."
The Vanderbilt School of Nursing Top 100 Leaders is comprised of individuals in virtually every aspect of health care. The common denominator is their affiliation with Vanderbilt, either as faculty member, alum or volunteer.
Those named to the prestigious list include Tennessee Commissioner of Health Susan Cooper, Tennessee Commissioner of Mental Health Virginia Trotter Betts, national nursing shortage expert Peter Buerhaus, international relief leader Carol Etherington, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's executive chief nursing officer Marilyn Dubree, and Nancy Anness, who helped found the Vine Hill Community Clinic.
"These people prove that the School of Nursing is more than an educational institution," said Conway-Welch. "It's a catalyst for making a difference and improving lives."