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Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, APRN-BC, CEN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Coordinator, Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program


Current Scholarly & Clinical Interests

Dr.  Jennifer Wilbeck is dually certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and has led the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Program at Vanderbilt since its inception in 2006.  In addition to her leadership within the ENP program, Dr. Wilbeck  remains actively involved in coordinating courses in the ACNP Program and is a frequent guest lecturer in the pre-specialty nursing courses as well.  Her scholarly interests include the role of simulations in education of advanced practice nurses, assessment and documentation of ongoing procedural competence of the ACNP and case-based learning. Clinically, she has over thirteen years experience as an NP in both rural and urban Emergency Department settings.  Her current practice as an ENP provides the clinical backdrop for ongoing clinical publications and presentations.


Representative Publications

Wilbeck, J. (2014). Not All Emergency NP (ENP) Training Programs are Created Equal.  Emergency Physicians Monthly.


Wilbeck, J., Phillippi, J., & Schorn, M. (2014).  Teaching management of the unexpected birth: application of multi-modal techniques.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 36(1), 87-96.


Wilbeck, J. & Gresham, C. (2013).  North American Snake and Scorpion Envenomations. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 25(2), 173-90.


Gresham, C. & Wilbeck, J. (2012). Toxicology in the Emergency Department: A review for the advanced practice nurse. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 34, 43-54.


Wilbeck, J., Thomson-Smith, C., Murphy, M., & Heath, J. (2011). Evaluation Methods for the Assessment of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Inserted Central Lines:  Evidence-Based Strategies for Practice. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 16(4), 222-229.


Schorn, M. & Wilbeck, J. (2009).  Unexpected Birth in the Emergency Department: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 31(2), 170-177.


Wilbeck, J. & Fischer, M. (2009).  Noninvasive Ventilation in Emergency Care.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 31(2), 161-169.


Representative Presentations

Wilbeck, J. (June 20, 2014).  And the Answer is – FLUID! American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Annual
Conference.  Nashville, TN.


Evans, D., Ramirez, E., & Wilbeck, J. (April 5, 2014). The Lack of Consensus Regarding the Scope of Practice for the Academically Prepared Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Armchair Discussion. National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Conference. Denver, CO.


Wilbeck, J. & Collins, M. (April 4, 2014). Strategies to Enhance Success Among Dual Specialty Advance Practice Nursing Programs. Poster Presentation. National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Conference. Denver, CO.


Wilbeck, J. (February 27, 2014). Emergency NP (ENP) Training. Emergency Medicine TalkZone, National


Wilbeck, J. & Donaldson, T. (October 22, 2011). Application of Case-Based Learning to an Asynchronous Graduate Health Assessment Course. 38th Annual Conference on Professional Nursing Education & Development, Baltimore, MD.


King, J. & Wilbeck, J. (June 15, 2006). Assessing Distance ACNP Student Competencies Using Clinical Simulations. 11th Biennial North American Learning Resource Centers Conference, Nursing Education on the Move. Philadelphia, PA.