faculty profile

Jessica Van Meter   DNP, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CCRN, A-EMT

Associate Professor
Flight Nurse, Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Bio

Jessica Van Meter is a Flight Nurse with Vanderbilt LifeFlight, works with the International Division of Emergency Medicine, teaches global/community health at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, and serves as the Program Director for a Bachelor's in Emergency Nursing Program in Guyana, South America. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of The Nurse Practitioner Journal and acts as the global health perspectives column coordinator.

Education

  • DNP- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Health-Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health 
  • MSN- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (APN-BC)
  • BS- Tulane University

Academic Interests

  • Global Health

Representative Publications

Journals

Ramirez, R, Cook, C., & Van Meter, J. (2021). Development and Implementation of a Trauma Team Education Program in Georgetown, Guyana. The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 46(7), 46-55.  

Van Meter, J., Lauderdale, J. & Rohde, JP. (2021). Unique Factors to the Implementation of a Disaster Preparedness Plan at Georgetown Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 46(4), 41-49.

Van Meter, J., Dye, S., Amsterdam, N., Dani, G., Hamilton, L., & Sookdeo, B. (2019). From Best Evidence to Best Practice: Implementation of a Hand Washing Campaign in the Accident and Emergency Department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, The Empowered Nurse, 3(1), 21.

Van Meter, J., Dye, S., Clarke, A., Heyliger, M., & Thomas, A. (2020). Abstract: Promoting Safer and More Efficient Medication Administration within the Accident and Emergency Department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, The Empowered Nurse, 3(1), 20.

Van Meter, J., Dye, S., Clarke, A., Heyliger, M., & Thomas, A. (2019). Promoting Safe Emergency Medication Administration at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana, Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 30(12), 1-4.

Van Meter, J., Dye, S., Amsterdam, N., Dani, G., Hamilton, L., & Sookdeo, B. (2019). Implementation of an Emergency Department Handwashing Initiative at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana, Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 30(12), 7 11.

Smith, TL. & Van Meter, J. (2018). Maximizing Success with Rapid Sequence Intubations, Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 40(3), 183-197.

High, K. & Van Meter, J. (2015). An 8-Year-Old Boy With Altered Mental Status. Air Medical Journal, 34(3), 149-151.

Van Meter, J. (2013). Induced Hypothermia with Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Cardiac Arrests, Vanderbilt STEMI Network Newsletter, Winter 2013.

Van Meter, J. (2007). Travel Journal: A Lesson in Humanity, Vanderbilt Nurse, Fall 2007.

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Red Cross, Disaster Action Team
  • International Nurses Association
  • National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses' Association, member
  • See Him Medical Ministry- Cap Haitian, Haiti
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Court Appointed Child Advocacy (CASA) Association

Honors/Awards

  • Tennessee 'Star of Life' State Award
  • Sigma Foundation for Nursing- Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant  
  • VUMC Adrienne Aimes Transformational Nurse Leader Award nominee
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Magnet Nurse of the Year
  • Vanderbilt School of Nursing's Alumni Award for National Leadership  
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Magnet Nurse of the Year
  • International Nurses Association- United Nations Global Impact in Nursing Award  
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Professional Development Award
  • VUSN Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Service and Leadership to School and Community
  • VUSN Outstanding Student Award- Adult Nurse Practitioner Specialty