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School of Nursing News Updates

Welcome to the School of Nursing's News Page. Here you will find information about all the latest activities and accomplishments of our students and faculty.

Congratulations to Dr. Doris Davenport and Dr. Grace Moodt!

Congratulations to Dr. Doris Davenport (right) and Dr. Grace Moodt (left) who were honored on April 29, 2013 at the University Honors and Awards Day. Dr. Davenport is the recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award and Dr. Moodt is the recipient of the Socrates Award.

The Distinguished Community Service Award goes to one full-time faculty member  whose service has enhanced or will enhance the quality of life in the Clarksville/Montgomery County Area.

The Socrates Award is given to faculty members who have been judged to be outstanding classroom teachers by their students and their peers.

Socrates and Community Service Awardees

Dr Michelle Robertson, School of Nursing, Nashville TNCongratulations to Dr. Michelle Robertson on her TV debut!

Dr. Michelle Robertson (seen far left in the photo), Associate Professor of Nursing, was recently cast as an extra on the ABC TV drama “Nashville”.  She responded to a casting call for experienced nurses to be used as extras on the television drama.  She was selected, but was actually cast as a female physician.  The original show aired 3/27/2013.  She can be seen briefly in the background of a few scenes.  Dr. Robertson stated, “It was a fun, once in a lifetime experience, but it took eleven hours of actual work for about 3 seconds of fame”.  She has decided to keep her day job.

Congratulations Kathleen Penrod, PMHN Clinical Adjunct

Congratulations to Kathleen Penrod, clinical adjunct instructor for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing  who has been recognized for outstanding clinical competency by St. Thomas Hospital where she works as an ICU nurse. The award recognizes her as a " a nurse that goes above and beyond the standard role of nurse and is an outstanding clinical expert who exemplifies excellence in clinical practice. " 

VESNIP - Summer 2012

Over summer semester 2012, nineteen nursing students completed the Vanderbilt Experience Summer Internship program (VESNIP). The VESNIP program exists through a unique partnership between the APSU and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Under the guidance of APSU faculty, the yearly program offers select senior level nursing students opportunities to work one-on-one with VUMC preceptors rotating through various nursing specialties including acute care, critical care, pediatrics, women's services, and perioperative. At the conclusion of the summer 2012 program, eight APSU students were recognized with individual awards for provision of exceptional care and service. For more information about the VESNIP program, contact Ms. Hamlin at the School of Nursing or go to the following website:


Congratulations to Dr. Grace Moodt

grace moodtCongratulations to Dr. Moodt who completed her DNP May 2012. Her capstone project was

Effectiveness of Using an Evaluation Tool in Simulation to Improve Nursing Students Ability to Achieve Learning Outcomes. Its focus was to determine if students could use an evaluation rubric to measure their student learning outcomes.

Spring 2012 - 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

Congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2012 who can now boast of a 100% pass rate for the NCLEX. We are so proud of you!

Disaster Drill Summer 2012 - Student Nurses Association

Approximately 30 APSU student Nurses Association members completed a mass injury exercise to evaluate the ability of various middle Tennessee agencies to practice response to a major event causing large numbers of injuries.  The event organizers recognized the large turnout and professionalism of the SNA students.

Disaster Drill - SNA