faculty profile

Brittany Haskell   DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing


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 with geriatric patients in long term care and rehab facilities and adults in an outpatient setting. She specializes in working with adults with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders.


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


  • ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (lifespan)

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Use of simulation to enhance nursing education
  • Nursing impact in the community setting

Academic Interests

  • Community Health
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Experience

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau