Nursing Graduate Honored Among Top 30 NCAA Women of the Year

While she may not have won the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, Belmont women’s soccer alumna and School of Nursing graduate Alison Alcott stood tall with the other Top 30 winners from around the country, spanning all three NCAA Divisions.

Earlier this month, the NCAA hosted a dinner in Indianapolis to recognize the 2015 Top 30 honorees.  ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza served as host for the evening and introduced each of the Top 30 to the crowd gathered at the Westin.  Clarion University’s Kristin Day was named the NCAA Woman of the Year at the end of the evening.

A busy weekend awaited Alcott, who completed her nursing night shift at Vanderbilt Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit at 8 a.m., only to climb right into her boyfriend’s car for the four-plus hour ride to Indianapolis.  She even used one of her socks from her days on the pitch as a sleep mask for her nap during the drive. Continue reading

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Members

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural eight member class at a luncheon and ceremony in Belmont’s Curb Event Center on Monday, October 12. Hosted by Senior Policy Adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Susan Dentzer, the Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor the pioneers and current leaders who have formed Tennessee’s health and health care community and encourage future generations of health care professionals. Continue reading

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Healthcare-Hall-of-Fame-1171The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural induction ceremony and luncheon, scheduled for Monday, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Belmont University’s Curb Event Center.

With a mission to honor men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the health and health care industry, the Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor the pioneers and current leaders that have formed Tennessee’s health and health care community and encourage future generations of health care professionals.

Created by Belmont University and Belmont’s McWhorter Society with the support of the Nashville Health Care Council, a Founding Partner, the Hall of Fame announced its eight inaugural inductees at an event in May. These individuals include: Continue reading

Nursing & Women’s Soccer Alum Named 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Nominee

Ali_Alcott_NCAA_Woman_of_the_Year_Top_30_SelectionBelmont women’s soccer alumna Alison Alcott, a 2015 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), has been selected as one of the Top-30 honorees for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award, as announced by the organization on Thursday.  She becomes the first student-athlete from the Ohio Valley Conference and the first Bruin to garner the honor.

Ten women from each of the three divisions make up the Top 30, spanning various NCAA sports.  Later this month, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award.

Earlier this summer, Alcott was tabbed the 2015 Woman of the Year Conference Honoree for the OVC, joining a record 146 other NCAA female student-athletes were also named Woman of the Year honorees by their respective conferences and independent schools. Continue reading

Nursing Faculty Member Quoted in Article

AdamSmallIn an article titled “Nurses Take Lead Role in Treating Depression Among Diabetic Patients” on, Belmont Associate Professor of Nursing Jamie Adam was interviewed and quoted about depression in diabetic patients due to her recent work on the topic.

Adam provides information on factors that contribute to depression occurrences including poor health, chronic illness, socioeconomic status and unemployment.

To view the article in its entirety, click here.

Belmont Student Receives National Student Nurses Association Scholarship

Allison-Storrow2Allison Storrow, a Belmont University junior and nursing major, was recently awarded one of five Promise of Nursing Scholarships from The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA). Overall, 15 students from three states received the award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future. Since 2002, the campaign has raised more than $18 million for undergraduate student nursing scholarships, faculty fellowships and nursing school grants.

The 15 recipients were selected by a scholarship selection committee, made up of faculty and students, who reviewed the hundreds of submitted scholarship applications. For more information on the FNSNA and its scholarship opportunities, click here.

Belmont University student wins 1st Annual F.A. Davis Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

Megan MaddoxF.A. Davis is delighted to announce the winner of its first annual undergraduate nursing scholarship. An award of $1,500.00 will be made to Megan M. Maddox, a student in the BSN fast track nursing program at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ms. Maddox juggles her full-time studies with two jobs and volunteer work at her church, Cross Point Community, mentoring a group of high school girls. Her hard-earned 3.6 GPA demonstrates her outstanding academic achievements. She’ll complete her degree in December 2016. Continue reading

Belmont Nursing Graduate is Honored Again, This Time by Ohio Valley Conference

alcott-action2On the heels of being selected as the Belmont University nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, recent Belmont nursing and women’s soccer alumna Alison Alcott (Dallas, Texas) received another honor from the NCAA.  She was named the 2015 Woman of the Year Conference Honoree for the Ohio Valley Conference.

In May, Alcott was presented the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award for her stellar career on the pitch and in the classroom along with good sportsmanship and citizenship, becoming only the second women women’s player to garner the honor. Continue reading

DNP Student Teaches Healthcare in Haiti as Frist Global Health Fellow

Quigley1When doctorate of nursing practice student Jennifer Quigley realized she would be the first Belmont recipient of the Frist Global Health Fellowship, she said she was eager to use her passion for global health to implement a plan for teaching health care providers in Cap-Haitien, Haiti a modern method of natural family planning. Her trip was born of a partnership between Belmont’s College of Health Sciences and Nursing and the organization Hope Through Healing Hands, which was founded by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D.

Although the goal of the trip was to assist the Haitian people, Quigley was quick to say the trip was life-changing for her, as well. “I learned so much more from the Haitian people than they learned from me. I have never seen a more joyous people, full of life and love, and each was eager to show me love. Though they did not have much, I never went hungry, and I always had water. They joyfully give, even if they have so little to start with,” she said. “I also had the opportunity to deliver a baby, with only one other nurse, no drugs and not sterile equipment — only a clean room and the two of us. It was an experience I will hold with me for the rest of my life.” Continue reading

Nursing students participate in Vanderbilt Medical Center Internships


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Thirteen Belmont students recently completed the Vanderbilt Experience Student Nurse Internship Program’s Summer 2015 Nurse Residency.

Out of these, Tisra Fadely was recognized with the Credo Award for her hard work on the perioperative track. According to her certificate, Fadely “is a student that made our patients the highest priority by communicating effectively with patients and their families and was committed to being a team player.”

As stated on her certificate, some of her preceptors attested to the qualities Fadely has that earned her the award. “Tisra demonstrates a rare sensitivity and dedication to patient centered care, as well as a keen interest in evidence-based practice. She was consistently kind, attentive and professional. Achievers.Fadely-300x225As a coworker, she was respectful, conscientious and hardworking. One of her most impressive attributes is her gracious manner of asking questions and sharing information. She researches questions she has relating to patient care and shares her knowledge with true intellectual enthusiasm. I have found her deeply committed to patient care and genuinely committed to nursing.”