faculty profile

Marci Zsamboky   DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE

Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) Specialty
Assistant Professor


Marci Zsamboky teaches in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty program. Her clinical experience includes inpatient, outpatient, and private practice, with a focus on adolescent mood disorders. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level with various schools of nursing. She has presented nationally on the integration of simulation into mental health nursing education. She has been active in professional organizations, and has held office and served on regional, state, and national committees. She served as a consultant for the National League for Nursing, Center of Excellence in Education.

Meet Marci Zsamboky [Video]


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • Post-Master's Certificate (PMHNP), Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, University of Pittsburgh
  • BSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (Child/Adolescent)
  • Nurse Educator

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Suicide assessment and treatment
  • Attachment theory
  • Mindfulness application in nursing and nursing education
  • Clinical practice guideline use in advanced practice

Clinical Practice

  • Primary Care and Hope Clinic, Murfreesboro, TN

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association/Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association 
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Sigma Theta Tau International