faculty profile

Erica L Stone   DNP, RN, NP-C

Assistant Professor


Erica Stone is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty level at VUSN and contributes to educating future nurses on a cardiovascular unit at Saint Thomas Hospital. Stone also works as a family nurse practitioner at Gallatin CARES health clinic which she pioneered in 2012 to help meet the needs of people without health insurance in Sumner County. 

Ms. Stone has a passion for improving community health especially among the uninsured, homeless, and impoverished. She serves as the adult health clinical liaison and the Docucare electronic health record representative. 

Stone has 9 years of clinical nursing practice including a history of: Family Nurse Practitioner at Donelson Family Practice, Nashville TN; critical care staff nurse at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN; and faculty at VUSN since 2007.

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Improving access and utilization of care in impoverished populations

Clinical Practice

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Professional Development

Professional Organizations

  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Middle Tennessee Association of Advanced Practice Nurses


  • Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award - VUSN, 2009