faculty profile

Nicole Dellise   DNP, RN, FNP

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nicole Dellise is an Instructor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has been practicing as a board-certified family nurse practitioner since 2013. She has a strong clinical background in caring for patients with advanced heart failure. She practices full time at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. 

Nicole obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2017. Her research interests include heart failure transitions of care and chronic disease management.


  • DNP, Belmont University
  • MSN, Belmont University
  • BSN, Bellin College of Nursing


  • Family Nurse Practitioner-American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified Heart Failure Nurse- American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

Representative Presentations

Poster Presentation
Improving Adherence to Guideline Directed Heart Failure Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities Through Enhanced Provider Communication: A Pilot Study. National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, Nashville, TN, May 2017

Podium Presentations
Nurse Practitioners and Nursing Combating Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes and Enhancing Quality of Life. Medical Crossfire, Newark, New Jersey, Sept 2017.

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Management: Key Roles for the Bedside Nurse. The Cardiac Team Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Medicine, Nashville, TN, Nov 2017


  • Heart and Lung Journal