faculty profile

Erin Rodgers   DNP, RN, CPN

Assistant Professor


Erin Rodgers is the course co-coordinator for Fundamentals of Clinical Practice, as well as a pediatric clinical instructor for Integration of Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Nursing. 

She also serves as the pediatric content coordinator and lecturer of pediatric content for the three semester didactic courses examining the human experience of health and illness across the lifespan. 

Dr. Rodgers has 30 years of clinical nursing practice including a history of: Family Nurse Practitioner at the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic, Nashville TN; pediatric staff nurse at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital; staff nurse in a well baby nursery; camp nurse for 13 years; and faculty at VUSN since 2005.

Representative Publications


Weathersby, A. M., Waugh, P. & Rodgers, E. (2008). Assessment of the newborn and newly delivered   mother. InIntrapartum Management Modules: A Perinatal Education Program. (B.B. Kennedy, D. J. Ruth & E. J. Martin eds.). (4th ed., pp 407-431). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing honor society
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association


  • Ingeborg Mauksch Award for excellence in faculty mentoring - VUSN, 2012
  • Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award - VUSN, 2008
  • Nursing Intervention and Skills Lab Award for teaching innovation in the nursing skills lab - VUSN, 2008
  • Sara K. Archer Award for outstanding contribution in teaching scholarliness and faculty student relations - VUSN, 2007
  • Shirley Titus Award for outstanding contributions to PreDpecialty classroom teaching - VUSN, 2006
  • Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award - VUSN, 2005