faculty profile

Jennifer Hunt   DNP, RN, CNE

Instructor in Nursing

Bio

Jennifer Hunt joined the faculty team at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2012. She has an DNP in Nursing Administration.  She teaches throughout the Pre-Specialty program as a clinical instructor and lecturer. She has over 22 years of nursing experience, primarily practicing in the fields of adult medical surgical and intensive care medicine. She is a member of the Vanderbilt Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Education

  • DNP, Samford University
  • MSN, Middle Tennessee State University
  • BSN, Austin Peay State University

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Implementing best teaching/learning strategies for Geriatric content in the Fundamentals of Nursing and Adult Health Curriculum
  • Best practice for Clinical Instruction
  • Preparing students for Acute Care Nursing through innovative Intensive Care Simulation Activities
  • Decreasing the rate of opioid related overdoses in the acute time period after release from incarceration, specifically in the rural communities where resources are limited

Representative Publications

Journals

Smallheer, B., Hunt, J., & Smith, J. (2018). Using critical care simulations to prepare nursing students for capstone clinical experiences. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 37(2), 69-77.

Representative Presentations

Hunt, J. (2016, April). An alternative clinical experience using simple drawing simulation.

Poster presentation at National Nurse Educator Summit, Nashville, TN.   

Hunt, J., & Lord, M. (2019, May). Reducing risk of opioid overdose through implementation of a re-entry program for female inmates prior to release.Poster session at the Evidence-Based Approaches to Nursing Administration, Practice, and Education Issues Conference, Birmingham, AL. 

Hunt, J., & Lord, M. (2019, January). Reducing risk of opioid overdose through implementation of a re-entry program for female inmates prior to release. Presentation at Rounds with Dr. Manny Working Together to Find Solutions to the Opioid Crisis Healthy Tennessee, Manchester, TN. 

Hunt, J., & Lord, M. (2019, January). Reducing risk of opioid overdose through implementation of a re-entry program for female inmates prior to release. Presentation at Tennessee Department of Health Region Five Meeting, Columbia, TN.     

Hunt, J., Lord, M., & Buckner, E. (2019, June). Promoting adaptation in female inmates to reduce risk of opioid overdose post-release through HOPE.Podium presentation presented at Roy Adaptation Association International Conference and Workshops, Los Angeles, CA. 

Hunt, J., & Panepinto, R. (2016, October). Sensory Changes in the Geriatric Population. Workshop facilitator at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 2016 Reunion Weekend, Nashville, TN. 

Hunt, J., & Panepinto, R. (2016), November). Sensory Changes in the Geriatric Population. Workshop facilitator at TN Simulation Alliance, Nashville, TN. 

Hunt, J., Smallheer, B., & Smith, J. (2016, April). Preparing students for a Critical Care Capstone Experience through Simulation. Poster presentation at National Nurse Educator Summit, Nashville, TN.

Professional Organizations

  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter
  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • National Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Communications Committee
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association


Honors/Awards

  • Recipient of the Gamma Eta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship Award
  • Recipient of the Iota Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarly Project Award
  • Recipient of the Susan Pollock Award for the Roy Adaptation Association's 2019 International Conference and Workshops: Adaptation toward Transformation for the Future. Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, CA