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Debra J. Partee  RN, MSN, PMHCNS

Assistant Professor


Debra Partee is an instructor in the prespecialty level and precepts psychiatric/mental health specialty students in the specialty level at VUSN. In addition to teaching, Ms. Partee practices as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at a non-profit, grant funded clinic. She has over 30 years of experience teaching, practicing, and speaking , and has set up mental health services at several VUSN affiliated agencies that help the underserved population.    


Current Research/ Scholarly Interests

  • Holistic/Integrative Nursing
  • Promotion of Wellness in Underserved Populations
  • Motivational Education Techniques
  • Chronic Illness and Depression


Current Clinical/Teaching Activities

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Clinic practice


Professional Associations

  • Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence