faculty profile

Karen Hande   PhD(c), DNP, APRN, CNE, ANP-BC, FAANP, ANEF

Assistant Director, DNP Program
Associate Professor

Bio

Karen Hande is DNP prepared adult health board certified nurse practitioner and a certified nurse educator. She earned her BSN from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and was employed as a bone marrow transplant nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Karen furthered her education at Boston College and earned an MSN in 2003. Her experience as a nurse practitioner began at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in the hematology outpatient clinic. She continued her practice in adult primary care in outpatient clinics in Connecticut and Tennessee. Her pursuit for a practice doctorate was commenced at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2013. Karen is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the assistant director of the DNP program. She will earn her PhD at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Karen practices at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in oncology pain management. She serves as the clinical coordinator of the oncology/hematology NP fellowship and the Pain and Symptom Management Program co-chair of advanced practice education, training, and scholarship.

Education

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PhD, 2022 (anticipated), Nursing Education 
  • Vanderbilt University, DNP, 2013, Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Boston College, MSN, 2003, Adult Health 
  • University of Connecticut, BSN, 1999, Nursing

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • NP transition to practice
  • Wellness in fellowships

Academic Interests

  • DNP scholarly projects
  • NP transition to practice
  • Wellness in fellowships

Grants

2020 Hande, K. (PI). Exploring measurements of competencies and outcomes among accredited nurse practitioner fellowships. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Scholarly Practice Program. $7441.25

2020 Hande, K. (PI), & Butler, T. (co-PI). Perceptions of naloxone use among providers and patients in an oncology clinic. $13,000. Dr. Barabara Murphy, funded. 

2020 Butler, T. (PI) & Hande, K. (co-PI). Evaluation of fentanyl dose conversions using a surrogate dosing endpoint. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ingram Cancer Center.

2020 Hande, K. (PI). Cannabidiol use among patients cared for in a supportive oncology clinic. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ingram Cancer Center

Hande, K. (PI), Opioid misuse and abuse mitigation in an out-patient supportive care oncology clinic: Implementation of strategies and outcomes. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Scholarly Practice Program 

2015 - 2017 Hande, K. (PI), DNP Appreciative advising model pilot study. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Scholarly Practice Program 

2015 - 2016 Hande, K. (PI), Cloyd, E. (co-PI), Plummer, C. (co-PI). Mindfulness based stress
reduction in graduate nursing programs: A phase two randomized controlled study. Tennessee Nurses Foundation. $3500

2015 - 2016 Cloyd, E. (PI), Hande, K. (co-PI), Plummer, C. (co-PI). Mindfulness based stress
reduction in graduate nursing programs: A phase one pilot study. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Scholarly Practice Program 

2014 - 2015 Cloyd, E. (PI), Hande, K. (co-PI), Plummer, C. (co-PI). Mindfulness based stress
reduction in graduate nursing programs: A phase one pilot study. Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter. $500.

2014 Hande, K. (PI) Measuring endoscopic performance in a gastroenterology practice: A quality improvement project. Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter, $500.

Representative Publications

Journals

Jackson, H., Lacy, S., & Hande, K. (2021). Optimization of patient scheduling in a hematology outpatient setting. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. In-press 

Hande, K., Jackson, H., & McClure, N. (2021). Recommendations and strategies for designing and implementing a nurse practitioner fellowship. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. In-press

Jackson, H. & Hande, K. (2021). Implementation of a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner fellowship within an academic medical center. Oncology Issues. In-press

Comola, G. & Hande, K. (2021). Outcomes of a nurse practitioner urologic fellowship.
Urologic Nursing, 43(3). https://doi.org/10.7257/1053-816x.2021.41.2 In-press

Butler, T. W., Hande, K., Ryan, M., McDowell, M. R., Cones, B., Jackson, H. J., Cortez, M., Murphy, B. A. (2021, Aug). Cannabidiol: Knowledge, beliefs, and experiences of patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 1(25), 405-412. doi: 10.1188/21.CJON.405-412

Hande, K., McDowell, R., Butler, T., Cones, B., & Jackson, H. (October, 2020). Oncology nurse practitioner fellowship: A model to transition into specialty practice. Tennessee Nurse. https://www.nursingald.com/publications/2119

Hande, K., Williams, C.T., & McClure, N. (2020). Supporting student success: A meaningful and efficient teaching strategy to document DNP practice hours. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000900 Published ahead of print

Hande, K., Jessee, M.A., Christenbery, T., Zsamboky, M., & Kennedy, B. (2020). Optimizing the Student Learning Environment: A Framework to Select Faculty for Teaching Courses. Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.03.002 Published Ahead of Print

Faught, B., Moore, G., Hande, K., & Walker-Hirsch, L. (2020). Social boundaries in young-adult females with down syndrome as a foundation for sexuality education. American Journal of Sexuality Education. doi:10.1080/15546128.2020.1831677

Wensil-Venrick, H. McClure, N., & Hande, K. (2019). Leveraging school nurse expertise to meet children's health and nutrition needs in after school programs. NASN School Nurse, 35(1), 15-17. doi: 10.1177/1942602X19874490

Smith, L., Hande, K., & Kennedy, B. (2019). Mentoring nursing faculty: An inclusive scholarship support group. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000736 Published Ahead of Print

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., Phillippi, J. (2019). Appreciative advising pilot study: An innovative approach to advising DNP students. Nurse Educator, 44(4). 187-191. doi:
10.1097/NNE.0000000000000593.

Hande, K. (2019). Cannabidiol: The need for more information about its potential benefits and side effects. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 23(2), 131-134. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.131-134

Hande, K. & McDowell, M.R. (2019). Best practices to mitigate opioid misuse and abuse in cancer care. The Empowered Nurse, 1(2).

Hande, K., & McDowell, R. (2018). Developing best practices to mitigate opioid abuse is a priority in cancer care. OncLive, 19(14), 58-59.

Plummer, C., Cloyd, E., Doersam, J., Dietrich, M. & Hande, K. (2018). Mindfulness based stress reduction in graduate nursing programs: A randomized controlled study. Holistic Nursing Practice, 32(4). doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000277

Hande, K. & Phillippi, J. (2018). The DNP Project Timeline Template: A Guide for Successful
Completion. Nurse Educator, 43(3): 115-116. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000472

Hande, K. (2017). Strategies for screening and monitoring patients receiving chronic opioid therapy for cancer-related pain. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(6), 669-6722. doi:
10.1188/17.CJON.669-672

Hande, K., Cloyd, E., Doersam, J., Dietrich, M. & Plummer, C. (2017, Fall). Mindfulness centered stress reduction in a graduate nursing curriculum: A randomized controlled study, Tennessee Nurse, 80(3), pp. 13, 22.

Kalensky, M. & Hande, K. (2017). Transition from expert clinician to novice faculty: A blueprint for success. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1555415517305275

Hande, K., Parish, A., Cook, C., Glassford, M., Pitts, C., Richmond, A., Widmar, B., Brame, C., & Kennedy, B. (2017). Junior faculty teaching fellowship: A model to support nursing education development. Nurse Educator, 43(2). doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000413

Davis, S., Hande, K., & Moore, G. (2017). Implementation of the Female Sexual Function Index Adaptation for breast cancer survivors in an outpatient surgical breast practice. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 5(1), 46-47.

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., & Phillippi, J. (2017). Appreciative advising: An innovative approach to advising DNP students. Nurse Educator, 42(6), E1-E3. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000372

Hande, K., Beuscher, L., Allison, T., & Phillippi, J. (2017). Navigating DNP student needs: Faculty advising competencies and effective strategies for development and support. Nurse Educator, 42(3), 147-150. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000332

Hande, K. A., Williams, C. T., Robbins, H. M., Christenbery, T. L., Kennedy, B. B., & Christenbery, T., (2016). Leveling evidence-based practice curriculum: BSN through MSN and DNP programs. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.09.015

Phillippi, J., Hande, K., & Allison, T. (2016). The literature table as a prompt for careful appraisal. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(10). Doi: 10.3928/01484834-20160914-13.

Book Chapters

Hande, K. & Butler, T. (2021). CA-125. In K. Gawlik (Ed.), Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation: An Evidence-Based Approach for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants. In Press

Butler, T. & Hande, K. (2021). CEA. In K. Gawlik (Ed.), Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic
Evaluation: An Evidence-Based Approach for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants. In Press

Grevera, G. A. & Hande, K. (2019). The hepatitis C epidemic: Outreach and intervention for boomers. In M. de Chenay & B. Anderson (Eds.), Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research 5th ed. (239-246). Jones & Bartlett.

Representative Presentations

Podcasts
Hande, K. (2021, February 25). DNP and PhD education: Which will you choose? Heart to Heart: Advanced Practice Provider Professional Development. Spotify. Podcast retrieved from https://open.spotify.com/episode/3TFABco3HBmoC2DqrYg3Ti?si=P7_lt38SQwi8BIR6fYnYWw&dl_branch=1

Hande, K. (2018, November 4). Appreciative Advising. Nurse Educator Podcast. Podcast retrieved from
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/4/7/0/47042363e143a622/NNE_INN_EP2_101818.mp3?c_id=25133735&cs_id=25133735&expiration=1541374432&hwt=6946de2a2444c42679a2b63d0b3f946

Hande, K., Richmond, A., & Brame, C. (2018, March 15). Junior faculty teaching fellowship: A model to support nursing education development. Nurse Educator. Podcast retrieved from
https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/videogallery.aspx?videoId=128&autoPlay=true

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., & Phillippi, J. (2017, May 5). Appreciative advising: An innovative approach to advising doctor of nursing practice students. Nurse Educator. Podcast retrieved from
https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/videogallery.aspx?videoId=96&autoPlay=true

Media

CBS News (2019, April 4). CBD: 6 key questions answered about the marijuana extract. Retrieved from 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbd-oil-6-key-questions-answered-about-the-marijuana-extract/

Boston Globe (2019, April 3). CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And it is legal? Retrieved from
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/04/03/cbd-getting-buzz-but-does-work-and-legal/u3dy6feaqAUnzZc6nKdGQI/story.html

Associated Press (2019, April 2). CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And it is legal? Retrieved from
https://www.apnews.com/ad2774e00eeb41ffa1be1489171f9a0f

International
*Hande, K., Butler, T., Chandrasekhar, R. Cannabidiol use among patients cared for in a supportive oncology clinic, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, E-poster, Seville, Spain, 6.27.20 [cancelled]

*Butler, T. Hande, K., McDowell, M., Chandrasekhar, R. Martin, S. Real life retrospective assessment of fentanyl dose conversions using a surrogate dose endpoint. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, E-poster, Seville, Spain, 6.27.20 [cancelled]

*Hande, K., Smith, L., Kennedy, B. Scholarship in progress peer support: A faculty initiative to strengthen a healthy work environment. Sigma Theta Tau International Creating Healthy Work Environments, Podium, New Orleans, LA, 2.22.19

*Hande, K. Mindfulness centered stress reduction: A randomized controlled trial in an accelerated Master's degree nursing program. Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Research Congress, Poster, Dublin, Ireland, 7.29.17

International
*Hande, K., Butler, T., Chandrasekhar, R. Cannabidiol use among patients cared for in a supportive oncology clinic, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, E-poster, Seville, Spain, 6.27.20 [cancelled]

*Butler, T. Hande, K., McDowell, M., Chandrasekhar, R. Martin, S. Real life retrospective assessment of fentanyl dose conversions using a surrogate dose endpoint. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, E-poster, Seville, Spain, 6.27.20 [cancelled]

*Hande, K., Smith, L., Kennedy, B. Scholarship in progress peer support: A faculty initiative to strengthen a healthy work environment. Sigma Theta Tau International Creating Healthy Work Environments, Podium, New Orleans, LA, 2.22.19

*Hande, K. Mindfulness centered stress reduction: A randomized controlled trial in an accelerated Master's degree nursing program. Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Research Congress, Poster, Dublin, Ireland, 7.29.17 

*Hande, K. Tools for Excellence in the DNP Scholarly Project Process: Implementation of Timeline Templates and Project Formats for Dissemination. Sigma Theta Tau International's 26th International Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7.26.2015

*Hande, K. Measuring Endoscopic Performance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Quality Improvement in a Gastroenterology Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International's 25th International Research Congress, Hong Kong, China, 7.26.2014

*+Hande, K. Osteonecrosis: Presentation and management. International Multiple Myeloma Consortium, Boston, MA, 3.2006

*+Hande, K. Osteonecrosis: Presentation and management. International Multiple Myeloma Consortium, Boston, MA, 3.2005

National
Hande, K. & Kennedy, B. Scholarship in progress peer support: A faculty initiative to promote best practices in publishing and presenting. International Academy of Nursing Editors, Nashville, TN, 8.5.2021

Jackson, H. & Hande, K. Development and implementation of a nurse practitioner fellowship: An optimized transition to practice within oncology. National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO, 7.8.21

Hande, K., Jackson, H., McDowell, M., Cones, B., Butler, T. Optimizing nurse practitioner transition to oncology practice: Design, implementation and outcomes of a fellowship. 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual National Conference. 6.20.21

+Hande, K. CBD: All hype and no high or a novel approach to managing symptoms? 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual National Conference. 6.20.21

Jackson, H. & Hande, K. Development and implementation of an oncology nurse practitioner fellowship within an academic medical center. 46th Annual Oncology Nursing Society National Conference, Virtual, 4.20.21

Hande, K., Lupear, B., & Kapu, A. Integration of innovation and excellence in nursing to optimize transition to practice: Design, implementation, and outcomes of an advanced practice fellowship. National League for Nursing, 2020 Education Summit, Orlando, FL, 9.25.20

Drummond, M. D., Anthamatten, A., Hande, K., & Choi, L. Utilizing patient reported outcomes and quality of life measures in the management of obesity. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, New Orleans, 6.23.20 

Hande, K. Supporting student success: A meaningful and efficient teaching strategy to document practice hours. National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 4.24.20

*Hande, K. An Oncology nurse lead opioid mitigation protocol. Oncology Nursing Society Congress, Anaheim, CA, 4.19.19.

*Hande, K., Christenbery, T., Phillippi, J. Appreciative advising: An innovative strategy to facilitate student success with doctoral education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, CA, 1.18.2019. 

+Hande, K. Creating a course and syllabus. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, Special Topics Conference. Bethesda, MD, 12.6.18

*Zsamboky, M., Hande, K., Pfiefer, M. Assessing the implementation of a depression screening tool in a supportive oncology clinic, American Psychiatric Nurses Association 32nd Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 10.24.18

*Hande, K. DNP lead opioid mitigation prescribing protocol: A strategy for the future in clinical practice, 11th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, Palm Springs, CA, 9.27.18

*Hande, K., Allison, T. Evidence search, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence: Key strategies to improve patient outcomes. 11th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, Palm Springs, CA, 9.27.18

Hande, K., McDowell, R. Oncology postgraduate fellowship: A model to prepare advanced practice nurses for oncology practice, Oncology Nursing Society 43rd Annual Congress, Indianapolis, IN, 5.19.2018

*+Hande, K. Appreciative advising with students. National Nurse Educator Summit, Salt Lake City, UT, 4.22.18

*Hande, K., Allison, T. The DNP project: Consensus for evaluating student performance, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, 44th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 4.21.2018

Hande, K., McDowell, R. An oncology fellowship model: Preparing postgraduate nurses to care for patients for cancer. National League of Nursing & Sigma Theta Tau International 2018 Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, D.C., 4.19.2018

Kennedy, B., Jessee, M.A., Schorn, M., Hande, K., M.S. Dietrich, R. Russell. Development and pilot testing of a multidimensional learning environment survey for nursing students. National League of Nursing & Sigma Theta Tau International 2018 Nursing Education Research Conference, 4.19.2018

Hande, K., McDowell, R. Oncology postgraduate fellowship: A model to prepare advanced practice nurses for oncology practice. Seventeenth Annual Current Perspectives in Oncology Nursing Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2.16.18

*Hande, K. An innovative DNP academic advising model: Meeting student needs and streamlining faculty effort. Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Research Congress, Indianapolis, IN, 10.30.17 

Hande, K. Hopkins, L., Kim, J. Influencing legislators to improve the health care system: A QSEN educational innovation strategy, 2017 QSEN Forum: Going the Magnificent Mile with the QSEN Competencies, Chicago, 5.30.17

Hande, K., Allison, T. An evidence-based DNP academic advising model: Empowering students and streamlining faculty effort. National Organization or Nurse Practitioner Faculty, 43rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 4.23.2017

*Hande, K., Christenbery, T., Phillippi, J. An evidence-based DNP academic advising model: Empowering students and streamlining faculty effort. Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence's 2016 National Conference, Durham, NC, 3.30.2017

*Hande, K., Kalensky, M. Transition from Expert Clinician to Novice Faculty: A Blueprint for Success, Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence's 2016 National Conference, Durham, NC, 3.31.2017

*Hande, K., Plummer, C. Mindfulness centered stress reduction: An intervention to improve MSN students' stress. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2.24.2017

Hande, K. Allison, T. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, CA, Appreciative advising: An innovative approach to advising DNP students, 1.19.2017

*Allison, T., Hande, K. Building partnerships: Integrating a nurse practitioner fellowship within Doctor of Nursing Practice education, DNP Inc. 2016 National Conference, Baltimore, MD, 10.5.2016

Hande, K., Cloyd, E., Plummer, C. Mindfulness centered stress reduction in graduate nursing education: A pilot project. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2016 National Conference, San Antonio, TX, 6.22.2016

*Hande, K., Parish, A., Glassford, M., Richmond, A., Widmar, B., Pitts, C., Cook, C., Kennedy, B., Brame, C. Junior faculty teaching fellowship: A model to transform nursing education. Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence's 2016 National Conference, Durham, NC, 4.23.2016

*Hande, K. Ensuring excellence of DNP scholarly projects: The application of rubrics. Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence's 2016 National Conference, Durham, NC, 4.23.2016

Hande, K. & Jackson, H. Optimizing nurse practitioner transition to oncology practice: Design, implementation, and outcomes of a fellowship. 12th Annual 2021 Nurses Week Research Poster Session, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, virtual. 5.14.21 

Fitzgerald, B., Hande, K., Jackson, H. The role of Battlefield acupuncture in reducing pain and opioid use
in metastatic papillary thyroid cancer associated trigeminal neuralgia. 12th Annual 2021 Nurses Week Research Poster Session, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, virtual. 5.14.2021

Hande, K., McDowell, M. R., Cones, B., Butler, T., Jackson, H. Optimizing oncology nurses' transition to practice: Design, implementation, and outcomes of an advanced practice fellowship. TN Nurses Association, Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 10.30.2020

+Hande, K., Nursing scholarly projects: Ideas to Outcomes, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, LEAD 2020 invited speaker, Nashville, TN, 2.19.2020

Hande, K., McDowell, R., LeBar, Kiersten. Oncology post-graduate fellowship: A model to prepare advanced practice nurses for oncology practice. 10th Annual Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day, Nashville, TN, 12.14.2018

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., Phillippi, J. An evidence-based DNP academic advising model: Empowering students and streamlining faculty effort. 9th Annual Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day, Nashville, TN, 10.30.2017

Hopkins, L., Dunlap, T. Smith, M., Parish, A., Hande, K., Kim, J. Using a group teaching philosophy to design and implement a faculty peer review process. 9th Annual Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day, Nashville, TN, 10.30.2017

*Hande, K., Kalensky, M. Transition from practitioner to faculty role: Strategies for success. Tennessee Nurses Association - Tennessee Association of Student Nurses Annual Conference, Murfeesboro, TN, 9.16.2017

*Hande, K., Parish, A., Glassford, M., Richmond, A., Widmar, B., Pitts, C., Cook, C., Kennedy, B., Brame, C. Junior faculty teaching fellowship: A new model to transform nursing education. 8th Annual Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day, Nashville, TN, 12.9.2016

*Hande, K. Ten evidence-based and effective strategies to safeguard your nursing practice when caring for patients taking opioids. Tennessee Nurses Association - Tennessee Association of Student Nurses Annual Conference, Murfeesboro, TN, Podium, 10.29.2016

*Hande, K., Cloyd, E., Plummer, C. Mindfulness-centered stress reduction in a graduate nursing curriculum: A phase II randomized controlled trial. Tennessee Nurses Association - Tennessee Association of Student Nurses Annual Conference, Murfeesboro, TN, 10.29.2016

Hande, K., Cloyd, E., Plummer, C. Mindfulness centered stress reduction in graduate nursing education: A randomized controlled trial. Vanderbilt University Medical Center 9th Annual Octoberfest Poster Session presentations, Nashville, TN, 10.26.2016

Clinical Practice

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner in Oncology Pain Management

Reviewer

Reviewer for Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Nurse Educator, Nursing Education Perspectives, Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Professional Organizations

  • 2020 - Present National Community Oncology Disseminating Association & Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Oncology Partnership, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Supportive Oncology Care, Writing group 
  • 2020 - Present Tennessee Nurses Foundation Board of Directors
  • 2020 - 2021 Scholarship Committee
  • 2020 - 2021 Nomination Committee
  • 2021 - 2022 Nomination Committee Chair 
  • 2021 Continuing Education for Non-Prescribing Nurses to Support Safe and Appropriate Use of Opioid Medications: A Nurse's Guide to Providing Safe, Effective Care for Patients Receiving Treatment for Acute or Chronic Pain. QuizTime Item Writer. 
  • 2020 - Present Team Lead, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Professional Transition Accreditation Program 
  • 2019 - 2020 Appraiser, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Professional Transition Accreditation Program 
  • 2019 - 2020 Chair, Nominating Committee, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • 2016 - Present Safe Prescribing Screening Panel, Tennessee Board of Nursing 
  • 2014 - Present Member, National League of Nursing 
  • 2014 - Present Member, American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
  • 2014 - Present Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2013 - Present Member, American Nurses Association
  • 2013 - Present Member, Tennessee Nurses Association
  • 2013 - Present Member, Oncology Nursing Society
  • 2014 - Present Consultant, Tennessee Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation Board

Honors/Awards

  • 2021 National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow 
  • 2020 Spotted Making a Difference, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • 2020 National League for Nursing Foundation Education Scholarship Award
  • 2020 Ingeborg Mauksch Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • 2020 Oncology Nursing Foundation 2020 Academic Scholarship for Doctoral Studies
  • 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Fellow 
  • 2018 Roberta Scofield Memorial Certification Award, Oncology Nursing Society 
  • 2017 Nurse Educator, Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes
  • 2017 Dean Colleen Conway-Welch Award, Vanderbilt University 
  • 2017 Leadership Mentoring Program Fellow, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty
  • 2016 Deans? Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Academics, Vanderbilt University 
  • 2016 American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellow, American Nurses Association 
  • 2015 Dean Coleen Conway-Welch Award, Vanderbilt University 
  • 2015 Aspiring Leader, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association 
  • 2015 Junior Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching 
  • 2014 Risk and Quality Management Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes
  • 2014 Best DNP Poster, Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter 
  • 2005 Clinical Excellence Award, Partners Health Care, Boston, MA 
  • 2001 Nursing Care Award, Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 1999 University Scholar, University of Connecticut