Janie Daddario   2014

Distinguished Alumna, Faculty and Professor Emerita


Janie Daddario received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Villanova University, a master's in nursing from Boston University and a post-master's certificate in women's health from Vanderbilt. She started her career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1980 as a clinical nurse specialist for labor and delivery and post-partum. She became a faculty member at VUSN 1983. She is a certified women's health nurse practitioner and an adult nurse practitioner. 

She was an associate professor of nursing and the former director of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty, having served in the role for 19 years. She was instrumental in the transition from the clinical nurse specialist role to the advanced nurse practice focus in women's health for the MSN program. She helped grow the women's health specialty from an initial enrollment of five students to the current consistent enrollment of 30 specialty year students. 

She has received numerous awards for teaching and other professional contributions. She has a significant number of authored and co-authored book chapters, manuals and articles in the areas of high-risk/critical-care obstetrics and women's health. She served as a member of the committee to develop standards of practice and education for women's health nurse practitioners and in leadership roles for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.