Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care

Program Information

Meet Specialty Director

Terry Witherington, DNP, PNP-BC Terry Witherington


Dr. Witherington has worked in pediatric primary care for more than 20 years in setting ranging from directing a rural health clinic in Middle Tennessee to serving on medical mission teams to South America.  In teaching and in practice, she is fueled by a passion to improve the health care of all children.  Before joining the Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2002, she co-directed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Tennessee State University. Her scholarly interests include childhood obesity, childhood ADD, and global health initiatives. Dr. Witherington has recently published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and Journal of Nurse Practitioner.


Dr. Witherington has earned the following degrees:


  • DNP, University of South Alabama
  • MSN, University of Tennessee
  • BSN, University of Tennessee
  • BS in Chemistry, Union University