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Faculty and alumni selected as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

Associate Professor and alumna Terrah Foster Akard, PhD, CPNP, Assistant Professor and alumna Catherine Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, and alumna Melissa Willmarth Stec, DNP, CNM, were inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of their accomplishments and leadership in the profession of nursing. Akard teaches in VUSN’s doctoral program and is the primary investigator on a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Ackard earned her MSN from Vanderbilt in 2001 and her PhD in 2008.

Ivory, who also continues to teach at VUSN, is an adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and vice president for professional practice and care transformation of Indiana University Health. She earned her PhD from Vanderbilt in 2011.

Stec earned her MSN in 2005 and obtained a DNP in 2010. She is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati.

 

 



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