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J. Travis Dunlap, MSN, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing


J. Travis Dunlap MSN, ANP-BC is an assistant professor in the Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He is a course coordinator for Essential Procedures for the Primary Care Provider and for Advanced Health Assessment Applications, a course co-coordinator for Pathophysiologic Concepts and course faculty for Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning, Primary Care of the Adult, and various clinical applications courses in the AGPCNP program. He also serves as an advisor in then MSN program at Vanderbilt. Professor Dunlap holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Nursing Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. He is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and currently practices at several clinical sites affiliated with Vanderbilt Medical Group including four walk-in clinics and a NP ran clinic at Opryland. Professor Dunlap's areas of clinical interest include CPAP adherence in patients with sleep apnea, handheld mobile technology, urgent care, and heart failure. His professional memberships include the American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau.


Current Research/Scholarly/Clinical Activity

  • Cardiology in primary care
  • Urgent Care/walk-in care
  • Use of PDAs in primary care settings


Representative Publications

Dunlap J.T., & Holburn G. (2008) Fever. In Esper, P, Kuebler KK. (Eds.), Palliative Practices from A - Z for the Bedside Clinician. 2nd ed. (pp. 139-142) Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Dunlap J.T. (2007) Tracking Trends in the Patient with Heart Failure. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 3(6), 414 - 415.

Dunlap J.T. (2007) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Critical Care Areas. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 19(1), 61-68.