Faculty Sketch

Deanna Pilkenton, CNM, MSN

Instructor, NMW Program



Academic/Clinical Interests:

  • Out-of-hospital birth
  • Student debriefing


Representative Publications

American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting, 5/2011
Debriefing: A critical communication method nurse-midwife educators and preceptors can use to solidify student learning.


Pilkenton D, Schorn M. Midwifery: A Career for Men in Nursing. Men in Nursing. 2008;


Honors & Awards

  • ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Founder’s Medalist, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, 2003