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Marilyn Dubree is the Executive Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) providing oversight for strategic initiatives and planning related to the provision of quality care for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and health system. She also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Practice for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In 2007, she became VMC’s first Executive Chief Nursing Officer and currently oversees more than 4,000 nurses throughout the medical center’s campus and satellite clinics. Under her leadership, Vanderbilt University Medical Center became the only Magnet designated organization in Middle Tennessee in November 2006. Ms. Dubree is a strong supporter and leader for Advanced Practice Nursing. She led the development of what is now the VUMC Office of Advanced Practice. Her leadership has supported the growth of Vanderbilt Advanced Practice to over 2,000 clinicians, and the VUMC innovative models of practice and leadership are nationally recognized. Ms. Dubree serves as chair of the Governing Boards for Vanderbilt Home Care Services and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital and served as President of the Renewal House Board and is past President and Board member of the Greater Nashville American Heart Association.

Ms. Dubree earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and her Baccalaureate degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She is a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow and a member of the American Nurses’ Association, Tennessee Nurses’ Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau. She served on the Tennessee Board of Nursing for five years.


Marilyn Dubree


Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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