faculty profile

Jennifer Ridgway   DNP, APRN, CPNP

Assistant Professor


Jennifer Ridgway joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2017 after a clinical practice career including primary care, urgent care, and pre-anesthesia evaluation for the pediatric patient. Jennifer also served as director of a pediatric asthma follow up clinic. Her primary area of scholarly interest is focused on decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with asthma in the pediatric population by using tools of focused education. Jennifer continues to practice with the anesthesia team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, PNP, Vanderbilt University
  • ASN, University of North Georgia
  •  B.S. Ed. Valdosta State University


  • Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Asthma education for the pediatric patient and family

Academic Interests

  • Community Health; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical