faculty profile

Kyli Whitehead   DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC



Kyli Whitehead is an instructor in the Pre-Specialty and MN programs at VUSN. Prior to teaching at VUSN, she taught at another local School of Nursing. In addition, she has clinical experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics.


  • DNP, East Tennessee State University
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University
  • BSN, University of Tennessee

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Developmental pediatrics

Academic Interests

  • Pediatric (didactic and clinical)
  • Fundamentals

Representative Publications


  • Whitehead, K. & Nyange, C. (2022). Updated Pediatric Developmental Milestones: Implications for Pediatric Providers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(10), 1057-1061. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nupra.2022.08.030

Representative Presentations

  • Whitehead, K. Podium Presentation: ADHD and Beyond. TAIS Neurodiversity Conference. Brentwood, TN. February 23, 2024.
  • Whitehead, K. Podcast: Updated Pediatric Developmental Milestones. JNP Behind the Article. 2022.

Clinical Practice

  • Music City Peds- Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter - Director