faculty profile

Courtney J. Pitts   DNP, MPH, FNP-BC

Director, Family NP Specialty
Associate Professor of Nursing

Bio

Dr. Courtney J. Pitts joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2011 after practicing as a full-time FNP in an urban internal medicine/primary care clinic. She serves as the director of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Clinically, Dr. Pitts is an experienced FNP who currently practices primary care in a Ryan White funded clinical setting where she provides HIV management and care to individuals with HIV. She is also experienced in primary care in a family/internal medicine urban setting. Dr. Pitts has been trained as a 2013 Southeastern AIDS and Education Training Center (SEATEC) faculty through Emory University to provide education-based oral presentations on HIV related topics to advanced practice nurses, physicians, registered nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and dental hygienists.

Education

  • DNP, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (FNP)
  • MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS, Jackson State University

Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • HIV and Primary Care

Current Projects

  • Application of primary care guidelines in an HIV clinical setting

Representative Publications

Journals

Young, C.J. (2016). Updates on the Pharmacologic Treatment of Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016. Vol 51 (1): 45-56.

WHITE PAPERS
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). (2016). The Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Clinical Scholar. (Paper lead). Retrieved from: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/docs/ClinicalScholarFINAL2016.pdf

Representative Presentations

Refereed
Young, C. J. (2015, April 24). Leading While Young. Symposium Presentation at NONPF's 41st Annual Meeting. Charting NP Education: Building Blocks for Excellence. Baltimore, Maryland.

Young, C. J. (2013, June). Addressing Musculoskeletal Complaints in Primary Care. ACNM 58th Annual Meeting. Nashville, Tennessee.

Non-refereed
Young, C.J. (2016, April 15). Panelist. Plenary Session: The DNP Revolution and Other Critical Issues. Presentation at the 42nd Annual meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Seattle, Washington.

Young, C.J. (2016, April 14). Panelist for Diversity Dialogues. Advancing diversity in NP education. Presentation at the 42nd Annual meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Seattle, Washington.

Young, C.J. (2015, April 24). Panelist for Diversity Dialogues. Strategies for facilitating leadership development among diverse faculty members. Presentation at the 41st Annual meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Baltimore Maryland.

Workshops/Continuing Education
Courtney J. Young. STDs and HIV. Overview of Adult HIV Care for New Clinicians. SEATEC. Atlanta, GA. January 31st - February 1st, 2013.

Courtney J. Young, HIV Pharmacology. ANCC Webinar. April 15, 2014

Courtney J. Young, HIV Pharmacology. ANCC Webinar. May 26, 2015

Professional Organizations

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Board Member at Large - Board of Directors
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association