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Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor


Current Research/Scholarly/Clinical Activity

  • Geriatric psychopharmacology
  • Mental health care of older adults and long-term care residents¬†
  • Treating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Clinical supervision of PMHNP students


Scholarly Projects

  • Assessment of off-label usage of antipsychotics in Middle Tennessee nursing homes


Professional Organizations

  • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Geropsych Focus Group chairperson,
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Member
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member
  • American Nurses Association, Member
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Member
  • International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Iota Chapter, Member
  • Tennessee Nurses Association, Member