faculty profile


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)
  • Nursing Education

Representative Publications


Parish, A. & Kim, J. (2023). Clinical update on dementia with Lewy bodies for primary care NPs. The Nurse Practitioner, 48(4), 22-29.

Parish, A., Gillis, B., & Anthamatten, A. (2023). Pharmacotherapy for depression and anxiety in the primary care setting. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(4).

Kim, J. & Parish, A. (2021). Nursing: Polypharmacy and medication management in older adults. Clinics in Integrated Care, 8, 100070.

Kennedy, B. & Parish, A. (2021). Educational theory and cognitive science: Practical principles to improve patient education. Nursing Clinics of North America, 56(3), 401-412.

Parish, A. (2021). Opportunities for the advanced practice nurse in improving the wellbeing of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Geriatric Nursing, 42(2), 605-607.

Vergara, J., Parish, A., & Smallheer, B. (2020). Telehealth: Opportunities in geriatric patient care during COVID-19. Geriatric Nursing, 41(5), 657�658.

Kennedy, B., Brame, C., & Parish, A. (2020). Speak-up culture in academic nursing: Empowering junior faculty. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(4), 210-213.

Parish, A. & Kim, J. (2020). The role of the primary care nurse practitioner in work-up and management of Parkinson's Disease. Advances in Family Practice, 2, 37-47.

Gillis, B., Holley, S., Leming-Lee, S., & Parish, A. (2019). Implementation of a perinatal depression care bundle at a midwifery practice: A quality improvement initiative. Nursing for Women�s Health, 23(4), 288-298.

Anthamatten, A., & Parish, A. (2019). Clinical update on osteoporosis. Journal of Midwifery & Women�s Health, 64(3), 265-275.

Gillis, B., & Parish, A. (2019). Group-based interventions for postpartum depression: An integrative review and conceptual model. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33(3), 290-298.

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.