faculty profile

Linda Wilkinson   ACNP, ACHPN, LMT



Linda Wilkinson joined the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Faculty in 2007, and brings with her a diverse clinical background including Level 1 Trauma care, Hospice care, Long Term Acute Care and in home NP practice experience. A graduate of VUSN, she pioneered the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role within the Trauma Service at Vanderbilt. Her clinical interests include Trauma care, hospice/end of life care, and compassion fatigue, including the development of provider self-care, mindfulness and resiliency.


  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BSN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • LMT, Natural health Institute


  • ACNP
  • LMT

Academic Interests

  • Clinical Instruction
  • Trauma Care
  • Hospice / End of Life Care
  • Compassion fatigue / Provider Self Care / Mindfulness / Resiliency

Representative Publications


Collins, N., Miller, R., Kapu, A. Martin, R., Morton, M., Forrester, M., Atkinson, S., Evans, B. Wilkinson, L. Outcomes of adding acute care nurse practitioners to a Level 1 trauma service with the goal of decreased length of stay and improved physician and nursing satisfaction. (2014) J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 76(2): 353-7.