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VIGH Announces Nurses in Residence for Central Province of Kenya

Posted by News on Friday, July 12, 2013 in News Posts.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) awards the first two Nurse in Residence positions to Grace Appert and Laine Scott-Nelson. Pictured are key members of NiR Committees: Krista Koleas, Grace Appert, Rosemary Kamunya, Poppy Buchanan, Elizabeth Harris (not pictured: Laine Scott Nelson, Amy Richardson, Carol Etherington)

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health is pleased to award the first Global Health Nurse in Residence positions to Grace Appert and Laine Scott-Nelson. There were selected from an impressive group of nineteen applicants representing a wide range of employed nurses, nurse practitioners and soon-to-be graduates.

The Global Health Nurse in Residence (NiR) Program, a long held vision of VUSN alum Poppy Buchanan and VIGH Assoc. Director Carol Etherington, provides the opportunity for Vanderbilt affiliated nurses to serve, train, network and collaborate with Kenyan nurses and other health care workers for up to 12 weeks in the Central Province of Kenya. The NiR goal is to work collaboratively with Kenyan nurses to improve health and well-being of local populations while enhancing the knowledge, education and skills of national nurses. NiR is the first VIGH program to focus solely on providing nurses and nurse practitioners with  a funded opportunity for a global health immersion experience and is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Buchanan.

Appert and Scott-Nelson will travel to Kenya in Fall of 2013.

For more information, visit: http://globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/programs/nurse-in-residence.

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