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Erica L. Stone, MSN, RN, FNP-C


Erica Stone is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty level at VUSN and contributes to educating future nurses on a cardiovascular unit at Saint Thomas Hospital.  Stone also works as a family nurse practitioner at Gallatin CARES health clinic which she pioneered in 2012 to help meet the needs of people without health insurance in Sumner County.  Stone has a passion for improving community health especially among the uninsured, homeless, and impoverished.  Stone serves as the adult health clinical liaison and the Docucare electronic health record representative.  Stone has 9 years of clinical nursing practice including a history of: Family Nurse Practitioner at Donelson Family Practice, Nashville TN; critical care staff nurse at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN; and faculty at VUSN since 2007.

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Improving access and utilization of care in impoverished populations


Current Clinical/Teaching Activity

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Professional Development


Professional Organizations

  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Middle Tennessee Association of Advanced Practice Nurses


Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award – VUSN 2009