faculty profile

Jessica Wellette   DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Assistant Professor


Jessica Wellette joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2019. She is a clinical instructor for the PreSpeciality Program and practices as a women's health nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Nurse Midwives & Primary Care at Melrose. She has six years of bedside experience in high-risk obstetrics and one year of hematology/oncology experience. She taught obstetric, postpartum, and newborn clinicals at Belmont University for two years prior to joining Vanderbilt. Jessica serves as a pre-specialty advisor and is the faculty lead for the Vanderbilt Volunteer Doula Program.


  • DNP, University of South Alabama
  • MSN, University of South Alabama
  • BSN, Trevecca Nazarene University and Belmont University Consortium

Academic Interests

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Simulation

Representative Publications


Aruri, L., Lesem, S., & Wellette, J. (2023). On the case: Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis. Women's Healthcare, 11(6), 34-37. doi: 10.51256/ WHC122334

Wellette, J., Davis, M.G. & Rivas, S. (2023). Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of mycoplasma genitalium. Women�s Healthcare, 11(1), 33-35. doi: 10.51256/WHC022333

Panepinto, R., Harris, J., & Wellette, J. (2021). A review of best practices related to intravenous line management for nurses. Nursing Clinics of North America, 56(3), 389�399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2021.05.001

Book Chapters

Wellette, J. (2022). Chapter 27 Postpartum Complications. In B. Baker, & J. Janke (Eds). AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing (6th ed., pp. 439-451). Elsevier Publications.

Clinical Practice

  • Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwives & Primary Care for Women at Melrose

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Sigma Theta Tau


  • 2021, Shirley Titus Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Clinical Setting
  • 2023, The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty
  • 2023, VUMC Excellence in Patient Care