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Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, APRN-BC, CEN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Specialty Director, 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 in mentoring DNP students. 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 fifteen years experience as an NP in both rural and urban Emergency Department settings. She maintains an active practice as an ENP which provides the clinical backdrop for ongoing clinical publications and presentations. Dr. Wilbeck is currently serving as the Board Chair for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.


Representative Publications

Wilbeck, J., Campo, T., Evans, D., Hoyt, S., & Ramirez, E. (2015). Overview of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Available at http://aaenp-natl.org/images/AAENP_ENPOverview.pdf


Wilbeck, J. & Evans, D. (2015). Acute Chest Pain and pulmonary embolism. The Nurse Practitioner, 40(1), 43-5.


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.

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.


Representative Presentations

Wilbeck, J. (June 11, 2015). Acute Kidney Injury: Implications for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner. American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Annual Conference.

Wilbeck, J. & Gooch, M. (October 25, 2014). Utility of Phone Simulations Across Nurse Practitioner Programs. NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference.

Gooch, M. & Wilbeck, J. (October 25, 2014). Development of Capstone Simulation Experiences:Orchestrating the Intersection of Skill Performance, Clinical Knowledge, and Professional Behaviors. NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference.

Wilbeck, J. (September 29, 2014). Acute Kidney Injury & Treatment Modalities. Podium Presentation.AACN Progressive Care Pathways.

Wilbeck, J. (June 20, 2014). And the Answer is – FLUID! Podium Presentation. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference.

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.

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.


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.


Wilbeck, J., Heath, J., Cromer, P., & Derrick, C. (January 22, 2011). The Evidence for Assessing ACNP
Procedural Competence: Evidence-Based Template Utilization. Georgia Nurses Association Annual Evidence Based Conference. Augusta, GA