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. As a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, Haskell has worked in a range of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings with a focus on adult patients with a mood related diagnosis. She considers it a privilege to join her patients on their journey towards a healthier well-being. Currently, she works in an outpatient psychiatric practice serving adults in the Nashville community As an Assistant Professor of Nursing, she focuses on legal and ethical considerations related to nursing practice, along with meeting the health-related needs of populations in the community setting.
Teaching Philosophy: My role as a nursing educator involves transmission of my content expertise by guiding learners towards necessary skills to take charge of their own learning. I believe it is necessary to prioritize the learning process rather than the outcome to guide learners from facts and principles to higher order thinking. My goal is to for learners to identify and understand personal biases and value the human being beyond their diagnosis to provide holistic care as they enter clinical practice. My intention is for our graduating nurses to value the enrichment, utility, and necessity of lifelong learning.


  • 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

 Academic healthy work environments
Quality improvement through nursing and community partnerships
Evidence-based practice for adults with a mood diagnosis

Academic Interests

Population and community health
Legal and ethical nursing considerations
Psychiatric/mental health clinical experiences
Academic and clinical nursing well-being

Current Projects

 Academic healthy work environments
Quality improvement through nursing and community partnerships
Evidence-based practice for adults with a mood diagnosis


 Student SEARCH Grant 2018

Tennessee Nursing Foundation Grant 2020, 2021, 2022

Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Grant 2021, 2022, 2023

Representative Publications


Andrews, S. & Haskell, B. (2023). Establishing a nursing academic healthy work environment: an evolving process. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2023.09.013

Perry, J., Powers, C. S., Haskell, B., & Plummer, C. (2022). Simulated home visit to promote chronic disease management competencies in prelicensure nursing students. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001229

Haskell, B. (2022). Identification and evidence-based treatment of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(3), 272-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.12.021

Haskell, B. (2021). Suicide assessment and follow-up care: nursing skills and implications. American Nurse. https://www.myamericannurse.com/suicide-assessment-and-follow-up-care/

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., 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 10/2022
Long Beach, CA
National Continuing Education Podium Presentation
Identification and Evidence Based Treatment of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
Brittany Haskell

Sigma Theta Tau Creating Healthy Work Environments Biannual Conference3/2022
Washington, D.C.
International Continuing Education Plenary Presentation
Enriching a Healthy Nursing Academic Work Environment: An Evolving Process
Susan Andrews & Brittany Haskell

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference 10/2021
National Continuing Education Podium Presentation
Mental Health Virtual Escape Room
Brittany Haskell & Matt Schroer

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference 10/2019
New Orleans, LA
National Continuing Education
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


Nominee for the Marilyn Edmunds JNP Writing Award - 2022
Journal for Nurse Practitioners

40 Under 40 Rising Star Nurse Leaders - 2021
Tennessee Nurses Association

Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow - 2019
Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching