faculty profile

Heather Robbins   DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Heather Robbins is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty program. In addition to teaching, she is also part of the nursing team at West End Women's Health Center, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing midwifery clinic. 

Ms. Robbins has experience in antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and well-baby care. She also has experience in management and leadership which has helped nurture her passion to educate future nurses while imparting them with leadership skills.


  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery)
  • MBA, Tennessee Technological University
  • BSMIS, Tennessee Technological University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Professionalism, leadership, and therapeutic communication among nursing students in the clinical setting
  • Innovative uses for technology in the classroom and clinical settings>
  • Nursing education research
  • Development of managerial abilities among staff nurses
  • Quality improvement of evidenced based patient education
  • Fetal loss and postpartum depression

Clinical Practice

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • Nursing Administrative Team at West End Women's Health Center

Professional Organizations

  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Executives