faculty profile

Colleen Reilly Moss   DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Instructor

Bio

Colleen Reilly Moss is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and a Level II NICU in Columbia, TN. She has worked as an NNP since 2003, beginning her career at Children's Hospital Colorado before returning to Vanderbilt in 2007.

Colleen Moss began her career as an NNP in 2003 at Children's Hospital Colorado before returning to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in 2007. She provides neonatal care at the Level IV NICU at Vanderbilt as well as a Level II NICU in Columbia, TN. In 2020 she transitioned to full-time faculty position, teaching in both the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Colleen earned a BS in Child Development in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and MSN with a specialty in neonatal care in 2001 from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In 2019, she earned her DNP at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her DNP translational project focused on the positive impact of mentoring on job satisfaction and retention for novice and experienced neonatal nurse practitioners. FANNP presented Colleen with a research grant in 2019 for ongoing work related to her mentoring program.

Colleen maintains active membership in the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Academy of Neonatal Nurses, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, and Tennessee Nurses Association. She is President-elect of the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. She is a mentor instructor for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Education

  • DNP, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BS, Vanderbilt University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners

Current Projects

  • VUSN Faculty Scholarship - Mentoring New Graduate Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Grants

Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners - Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners

Representative Publications

Journals

Moss, C. (2020). Neonatal hypocalcemia in the infant of a diabetic mother. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nurses, 39(4), 200-204. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.39.4.200

Moss, C., & Jackson, J. (2019). Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nurses, 38(3), 151-159. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.38.3.151

Book Chapters

Araya, W., Huskins, C., Lebar, K., Moss, C., Nation, H.L., & Ramieh, C. (2019). Hypo/Hyperkalemia. In Clinical Guidelines in Neonatology, L. Jain and G. Suresh (Eds.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education

Representative Presentations

Moss, C. (September 23, 2020). Implementation of a formalized mentoring program for neonatal nurse practitioners: A quality improvement project. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit [virtual podium presentation], Scottsdale, AZ.

Moss, C. (May 19, 2020). Mentoring: Setting the new graduate up for success. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice Provider Grand Rounds [virtual podium presentation], Nashville, TN.

Moss, C. (October 19, 2019). Neonatal sepsis. 30th Annual National Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Symposium [podium presentation], Clearwater, FL.

Moss, C. (October 18, 2019). The role of NNP mentoring in the NICU. 30th Annual National Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Symposium [podium presentation], Clearwater, FL.

Moss, C. (October 11, 2019). Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Conference [podium presentation], Savannah, GA.

Moss, C. (October 2, 2019). Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners. National Nurse-Led Care Consortium [poster presentation], Nashville, TN.

Moss, C. (April 10, 2019). Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners. University of Tennessee Chattanooga Research Dialogue Day [poster presentation], Chattanooga, TN.

Moss, C. (March 28, 2019). Mentoring new graduate nurse practitioners. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit [podium presentation], Scottsdale, AZ.

Moss, C. (October 17, 2018). Neonatal tuberculosis: An unusual case. 28th Annual National Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Symposium [poster and podium presentation], Clearwater, FL.

Moss, C. (October 17, 2018). Transient Neonatal Hypocalcemia in the IDM. 28th Annual National Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Symposium [poster]. Clearwater, FL.

Moss, C. (September 6, 2018). Neonatal tuberculosis: An unusual case. Academy of Neonatal Nursing Fall National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurse Conference [podium presentation], New Orleans, LA.

Moss, C. (September 6, 2018). Transient Neonatal Hypocalcemia in the IDM. Academy of Neonatal Nursing Fall National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurse Conference [poster], New Orleans, LA.

Moss, C. (May 4, 2018). Transient Neonatal Hypocalcemia in the IDM. Academy of Neonatal Nursing Spring National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurse Conference [poster], Portland, OR.

Clinical Practice

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Maury Regional Medical Center - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Reviewer

  • Reviewer for Neonatal Network
  • Reviewer for Nurse Educator

Professional Organizations

  • Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, President-elect
  • Academy of Neonatal Nursing
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association

Honors/Awards

  • 2020 Sara K. Archer Teaching Award