Our Faculty & Staff
At Vanderbilt School of Nursing, our faculty and staff are committed to your success.
Whether on campus, in our faculty practice clinics, or through online programs, our faculty are first-rate. You'll find them transforming patient care and taking our discipline to the next level in a variety of educational, clinical and research settings. They have a passion for their respective areas of expertise, and it’s an energy that you can feel and see in action.
For our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students, Vanderbilt School of Nursing has one of the most extensive nurse faculty practice networks anywhere, so you are assured that the real challenges and opportunities of patient care and nursing management are part of your learning experience. Our faculty will guide and support you every step of the way, through challenging coursework and hands-on learning in a variety of clinical settings – whether in the greater Nashville community or through an approved practicum in your home area as part of one of our distance learning programs. Our PhD program offers a collegial and supportive environment with close faculty interaction to prepare nurse scholars who can lead the nation in extending the body of nursing knowledge. And our DNP program will prepare practice-focused nurse scholars who will translate evidence into practice for improved health care outcomes.
Our faculty bring many diverse insights to campus, which helps to create a learning environment that builds understanding of practice and cultural differences among both health care professionals and patients. Vanderbilt also has one of the largest numbers of male nursing faculty in the country. In addition, your access and exposure to world renowned experts from Vanderbilt University Medical Center result in learning experiences unlike anywhere else.
Visit our Academic Programs to learn more about the educational opportunities our nationally recognized faculty are making possible. Review the experience and interests of program directors and faculty for our MSN Advanced Practice Specialties and review biographical sketches of our research, PhD and postdoctoral faculty. You’ll find the credentials and experience of these professionals as impressive as their passion for helping you reach your career goals. And please come to an open house at Vanderbilt School of Nursing in March or October to meet many of our faculty in person.