VUSN Healthcare Leadership Graduates Create Recruitment Video
By: Kelly A. Wolgast, DNP, MSS, RN, FACHE; HSM Specialty Director and Assistant Professor, VUSN
Five 2013 VUSN graduates volunteered to collaborate with the Healthcare Leadership faculty and VUSN Informatics team to create a dazzling recruitment video designed to highlight the specialty strengths as well as benefits to nurse leaders. The themes emphasize the specialty value; helping nurses succeed in leading and managing; learning while you work via distance learning technology; supportive faculty; and real-world application of skills gained from this specialty. Graduates of the Healthcare Leadership master and doctoral programs acquire the breadth of management knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively and assume leadership positions in diverse health care delivery organizations. The Healthcare Leadership masters of science in nursing specialty is presented in a distance learning format and can accommodate the learning needs of nurses all over the world. The video highlights three current VUMC nursing leaders: Pam Bruce, MSN, RN, Project Manager, Transition Management Office, VUMC; Teresa Hobt-Bingham, MSN, RN, CCRN, Manager 10N Trauma Unit, VUMC; Laura Hollis, MSN, RN, CCRN, Lead Charge Nurse, Perioperative Services, VUMC as well as Matt Martin, MSN, RN, CNML, Manager 4S Telemetry, Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL; and an international graduate, Mary Muchendu, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing at the Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya, Africa. Their testimonials are on the 4 ½ minute video and may be accessed at http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/hsm.html and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5TYTjF1C28.