faculty profile

Ginny Moore   DNP, WHNP-BC

Director, Women's Health NP Specialty
Associate Professor


Dr. Moore is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner whose special interest is underserved populations. She has taught at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing since 1990, while practicing in a diverse number of settings that include family planning, sexual assault examination, private practice and community based health care clinics.

Her volunteer activities include service as a sexual assault crisis line worker and patient advocate in a residential community for women surviving lives of violence, prostitution and addiction. Her scholarly interests include the promotion of effective communication in vulnerable adult women.


  • DNP, Chatham University
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BSN, Western Kentucky University
  • ASN, Western Kentucky University

Current Projects

Dr. Moore is currently involved in the development of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training for providers in rural communities. She serves as a Thistle Farms community supporter, an All About Women volunteer and a Maven Clinic telehealth practitioner.

Representative Publications


Vaillancourt, S., & Moore. G. (2019) Fat Stigma in Women's Health. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 15(2): 207-208.

Moore G. Preventative treatment for adult survivors of sexual assault. American Nurse Today. 11(4), 2016.

Moore, G. Sexual assault screening in the outpatient setting. American Nurse Today. 10(8), 2016

Position Statements

Book Chapters

Moore, G. Preventative care for adult survivors of sexual violence. In J. Cash & C. Glass. Adult - Gerontology Practice Guidelines. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 2018.

Representative Presentations

Fat Stigma in Women's Health. 2019 AWHONN Convention. Atlanta, GA. June 10, 2019.

Trauma-Informed Care of the Sexual Assault Survivor. 2019 AWHONN Regional Section Conference. Nashville, TN. April 13, 2019.                               

Preventative Care for Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault. Tennessee Coalition's 16th Annual Conference - Shaping Communities: Creating Connections Across Tennessee. Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. Franklin, TN. April 9, 2018

Teaching Strategies for the Promotion of Effective Patient Communication in Vulnerable Women. 28th International Nursing Research Congress. Dublin, Ireland. July 29, 2017.

Promoting Effective Patient Communication in Vulnerable Adult Women. 18th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 16, 2015.

Childhood Trauma and Access to Trauma-Informed Care. Roots: Digging Deep and Growing Hope. Thistle Farms National Conference. Nashville, TN. October 14, 2014.

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association/Tennessee Nurses Association (ANA/TNA)
  • Association for Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) 
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
  • Sigma Theta Tau


  • VUSN “Tradition Meets Innovation” Award for Faculty, 2021