faculty profile

Cate Enstrom   DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC



Dr. Cate Enstrom joined the Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty in May 2021 as an Instructor in Nursing. Her clinical background includes emergency medical services, rapid response, trauma, and surgical critical care. Her academic interests include mechanical ventilation, simulation, and advanced practice providers in critical care. She teaches in the Pre-Specialty Program and the AG-ACNP specialty. She maintains a clinical practice in the cardiac intensive care unit at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN.


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, Northeastern University
  • BSN, American International College
  • AA, Bard College at Simon's Rock

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Multidisciplinary simulation

Academic Interests

  • 5115 Fundamentals of Clinical Practice
  • 5303 Human Experience of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan III

Clinical Practice

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN


  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Sigma Theta Tau