Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Callie Hancock, RN, BSN, SRNA

Murray State University
DNP Student

In 2004 I graduated from Belmont University in the first accelerated class. I am in my first year of graduate school for certified registered nurse anesthesia and doctor of nursing practice at Murray State University. I began my lifelong dream of becoming a nurse 11 years ago. Over the last 11 years I have practiced as a nurse in trauma intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care and emergency medicine. The last three years of my career I was a Clinical Staffing Leader (Assistant Manager) in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). As a leader in the CVICU I capitalized on the opportunity to begin changing nursing culture. I have a passion for educating and eliminating the culture of bullying in nursing culture. I helped lead my unit from a 60 percent nursing turnover to a 30 percent turnover. For my capstone I will be educating 300 Nurse Residents at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the culture of bullying, and specifically how to not be a bully, or be involved in bullying. I have worked across the country in several magnet, level one medical centers and have witnessed the presence of bullying in every facility. Over the last 11 years I have been involved in countless committee's voicing my passion toward nursing culture. I am ecstatic and humbled to receive the Jonas Nurse Scholar.