faculty profile

Brittany Haskell   DNP, MA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE

Assistant Professor


Brittany Haskell joined the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty in 2015, coming from a diverse clinical practice background in psychiatry. Prior to her nursing career, Haskell gained experience as a crisis counselor and inpatient mental health specialist. She began her career in nursing as a floor nurse in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Haskell has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Currently, she works for an inpatient psychiatric hospital with severely and persistently mentally ill populations.


  • DNP University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • MSN in Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialty, Vanderbilt University
  • MA in Counseling, Trevecca Nazarene University
  • BA in Child Development and Family Studies

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Use of simulation to enhance nursing education
  • Quality improvement through nursing and community partnerships

Academic Interests

  • Community health
  • Legal and ethical nursing considerations
  • Psychiatric/mental health clinical experience


Student SEARCH Grant 2018

Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Grant 2021

Representative Publications


Schroer, M., Haskell, B., & Vick, R. (2021). Child and adolescent ADHD and behavioral disorders in primary care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(1), 70-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.08.007

Zsamboky, M., Haskell, B., Vick, R., & Schroer, M. (2021). Treating child and adolescent depression and anxiety in primary care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(1), 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.08.019

Haskell, B. (2020). Tennessee Department of Health suicide prevention report: a call for change for nurses. Tennessee Nurse, online.

Haskell, B., Schroer, M., & Zsamboky, M. (2020). Easing the psychological impact of COVID-19 for Nurses: An Update for Tennessee Nurses. Tennessee Nurse, 83(2).

Haskell, B., Schroer, M., & Zsamboky, M. (2020). Easing the psychological impact of COVID-19 for nurses. American Nurse. https://www.myamericannurse.com/easing-the-psychological-impact-of-covid-19-for-nurses/

Haskell, B. & Thul, S. (2020). Impact of a Standardized Patient Simulation on Behavioral Health Nurse Residents’ Confidence and Satisfaction in Learning. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000620

Representative Presentations

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference 10/2021, Louisville, KY, Peer Reviewed Continuing Education, Podium Presentation: Brittany Haskell & Matt Schroer

APNA Tennessee Chapter Annual Conference 04/2021, Nashville, TN, Peer Reviewed Continuing Education, Invited Podium Presentation: Healing Through Storytelling, Brittany Haskell, Matt Schroer, Charlene Donovan, & Margie Gale

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference 10/2019, New Orleans, LA, Peer Reviewed Continuing Education, Podium Presentation: Live Actor Simulation to Improve Therapeutic Communication in Novice Nurses, Nikki Graham & Brittany Haskell

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • National League for Nursing 
  • Sigma Theta Tau – Iota Chapter 
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association