faculty profile

Abby Luck Parish   DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP

Coordinator of Educator Development
Associate Professor


Dr. Parish completed her MSN in Adult/Geriatric nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2005. She completed her DNP at the University of Tennessee in May, 2010, and in the fall of 2010, she returned to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as an instructor in the MSN and DNP programs.


  • DNP, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Adult/Geriatric Nursing)
  • BS, Lipscomb University

Academic Interests

  • MSN Core Courses (Professional Formation)
  • DNP Statistics

Representative Publications


Gillis, B., & Parish, A. (2019). Group-based interventions for postpartum depression: An integrative review and conceptual model. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, online ahead of print.

Parish, A., Kim, J., Lewallen, K., Miller, S., Myers, J., Panepinto, R., & Maxwell, C. (2019). Knowledge and perceptions about aging and frailty: An integrative review. Geriatric Nursing, 40(1), 13-24

Parish, A. (2018). Degenerative/debilitative neurologic syndromes. Nursing Clinics of North America, 53(3), 447-457.

Anderson, A., Parish, A., & Monroe, T. (2018). Assessment and management of pain in persons with dementia. Geriatric Nursing, 39(3), 358-360.

Hande, K., Parish, A., Cook, C., Glassford, M., Pitts, C., Richmond, A., Widmar, B., Brame, C., & Kennedy, B. (2018). Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship: A model to support nursing education development. Nurse Educator, 43(2), 65-67.

Kim, J. & Parish, A. (2017). Polypharmacy and medication management in older adults. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52(3), 457-468.

Day, L., Ziehm, S., Jessup, M.A., Amedro, P., Dawson-Rose, C., Derouin, A., Kennedy, B.B., Manahan, S., Parish, A., & Remen, R.N. (2017). The Power of Nursing: An innovative course in values clarification and self-discovery. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(4), 267-270.

 Kim, J., Ea, E., Parish, A., & Levin, R.F. (2016). A nurse practitioner-led heart failure education program for certified nursing assistants in a long term care facility. Annals of Long Term Care, 24(5), 27-34.

Flagg, L. & Parish, A. (2016). Hematuria to bladder cancer management timeliness: A baseline study. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(4), 235-242.

 Monroe, T.B., Parish, A., Mion, L. (2015). Decision factors nurses use to assess pain in nursing home residents with dementia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 29(5), 316-320.

 Karlekar, M., Collier, B., Parish, A., Olsen, L., and Elasy, T. (2014). Utilization and determinants of palliative care in the trauma intensive care unit: Results of a national survey. Palliative Medicine 28(8), 1062-1068.