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 Melrose Clinic. 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 a VUceptor for Vanderbilt Visions. Her volunteer experience includes being the faculty lead for the Vanderbilt Volunteer Doula Program and is a member of the Emergency Response Team at her church.


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

Academic Interests

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Obstetric, Postpartum and Newborn Clinical
  • Leadership and Management

Representative Publications


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

Book Chapters

Wellette, J. (Expected Publication 2023). Chapter 27 Postpartum Complications. In B. Baker, & J. Janke (Eds). AWHONN?s Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing (6th ed., pp. TBD). Elsevier Publications.

Clinical Practice

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

Professional Organizations

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


  • 2021, Shirley Titus Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Clinical Setting