faculty profile

Rose M. Vick   PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor


Rose received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Belmont University, her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, and her PhD from the University of Arizona. She joined VUSN as faculty in the fall of 2012 and teaches full-time in the Psychiatric Mental Health Specialty. She teaches in a variety of PMHNP specialty level courses across all three semesters and has mentored DNP students on psych-related projects. She is Project Director of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant, a 4yr HRSA training grant with the purpose of increasing the APRN behavioral health workforce in rural and underserved communities. She has also developed psych mental health content for three additional VUSN HRSA training grants.
She is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) , and in addition to her teaching role, she provides psychiatric mental health services at Neuroscience and TMS Treatment Centers. Prior to transitioning into private practice, she spent years providing psychiatric services in the specialty area of psycho-oncology initially at Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville, KY and then at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Her dissertation topic was "Meaning Making and Dispositional Mindfulness among Women with Breast Cancer."

Meet Rose Vick [Video]


  • PhD, University of Arizona
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BS, Belmont University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Resilience
  • Meaning Making
  • Nursing Burnout
  • Trauma-informed Care Models
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Psychosocial Oncology

Academic Interests

  • Theories of Individual and Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing across the Lifespan
  • Behavioral Health for Primary Care Providers
  • Neuroscience for Mental Health Practitioners
  • Population-based Mental Health


Project Title: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant (BHWET)
Grant Number: M0131387
Funder: HRSA
Role: Program Director

Project Title: Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program.
Grant Number: 6 T94HP329090201
Funder: HRSA
Role: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty

Project Title: Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) Program.
Grant Number: T14HP33119
Funder: HRSA
Role: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty

Representative Publications


Vick, R., Walker, J., Ketel, C., Zsamboky, M., Simmons, M. (2024). Utilizing a HRSA training grant to promote PMHNP student resilience: Answering the call to enhance trauma-informed teaching and learning practices in nursing education. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Doi 10.1080/01612840.2024.2308554

Zsamboky, M., Haskell, B., Vick, R., Schroer, M. (2020). Treating Child and Adolescent Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(1), 54-59.

Schroer, M., Haskell, B., Vick, R. (2020). Treating Child and Adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioral Disorders in Primary Care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(1), 70-75.

Book Chapters

Love, R., Vick, R. (2017). Anxiety Disorders. In T. Buttaro, et al. (Eds.), Primary care: A collaborative practice (5th Ed.), (pp. 1349-1354). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Representative Presentations


2023 Simmons, M., Vick, R., Walker, J. (2023, July 27). CRM/TRM ? Boots on the Ground:
Responding to School Shootings. Webinar. Trauma Resource Institute, Community
Resiliency Model (CRM)? Global Consultation.

2021 Pfieffer, ML, Tapp, J., Vick, R., Zsamboky, M. Pitts, C. (2021, June 16-18). Behavioral
Health and Primary Care: A Simulated Experience Preparing Family Nurse Practitioner Students for Telehealth in Rural and Underserved Communities. Virtual Podium Presentation. 2021 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, virtual conference. https://www.inacsl.org/education/annual-conference-2021/


2023 Vick, R., Simmons, M. Walker, J., Ketel, C. (2023, October 4-7). Preventing Burnout: Strengthening PMHNP Student Competence, Resilience, & Engagement with a HRSA Training Grant. Podium Presentation. 2023 American Psychiatric Nurses Association 37th Annual Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL

2023 Ketel, C., Tapp, J., Pitts, C., Vick, R. (2023, April 26-30). Building an APRN Pipeline to Serve Medically Underserved and Rural Communities. Podium Presentation. 2023 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 49th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

2022 Zsamboky, M., Vick, R., Pitts, C., Tapp, J., Pfieffer, M. L., Painter, M., Butler, M., Ketel, C. (2022, April 6-9). Designing a Behavioral Health Curriculum for Family Nurse Practitioner Students: Integrated Care Begins in the Classroom. Podium Presentation. 2022 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 48th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

2021 Vick, R. & Zsamboky, M. Meeting the Needs of Underserved Populations: Designing Behavioral Health Content for a Family Nurse Practitioner HRSA Training Grant. Virtual Podium Presentation. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, virtual conference.

2021 Zsamboky, M., Vick, R., Pfieffer, M.L., Tapp, J., Pitts, C. (2021, December 3). Telehealth Simulation for FNP Behavioral Health Course: Transforming Care to Meet Needs in Rural and Underserved Areas. Podium Presentation. Transform 2021: The future of nursing education, innovation, inclusion, and influence. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Dallas, TX.

2020 Vick, R. The Art and Science of Deprescribing: Evidence Based Strategies for Determining Who, When and How. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West. San Diego, CA. (Conference cancelled)

2016 Love, R., Lusk, P., Vick, R. Practical Guide to Screening, Brief Intervention & Management of Depression and Anxiety Across the Lifespan. Podium presentation. American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.


2022 Vick, R., Smith, L., Madden, B. (2022, July 14-16th). Building Resilience in a World on Fire: Practical Wellness Skills for NPs and Patients. Podium Presentation. 2022 Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association 7th Annual Conference. Nashville, TN

2021 Vick, R. Mental Health in the Primary Care Setting: Strategies for Integration. 2021 Podium Presentation. Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

2021 Vick, R. Vitamin N: Nature Interventions and Nursing. Our Patients, Ourselves. Tennessee Nurses Association District 3 Meeting. Brentwood, TN

2020 Jenkins, R., Levine, S., Werner, D., Vick, R. Vitamin N: Nature Interventions for Physical and Mental Well-being during COVID-19. Webinar. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Nashville, TN.

Clinical Practice

  • Neuroscience and TMS Treatment Centers


  • Peer Reviewer for Neuroscience Education Institute

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • TN Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Neuroscience Education Institute


  • March of Dimes Behavioral Nurse of the Year, Middle TN, 2018
  • Outstanding Dissertation: University of Arizona College of Nursing, 2018
  • Mary Opal Wolanin Research Endowment: University of Arizona, 2018
  • VUSN Dean?s Award for Faculty Achievement in Clinical Practice, 2017