faculty profile

Sarah Bloom   MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC



Sarah Bloom is a board certified adult-geriatric acute care nurse practitioner. She completed her BSN at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, GO BLUE! In 2011, Sarah moved to Nashville to work in the Surgical ICU as a critical care RN at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 2014, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt University, including subspecialty training in the Intensivist focus. In 2014, she joined the Medical ICU Nurse Practitioner team. Since that time, Sarah has been committed to improving specialized follow-up care for ICU survivors by developing an infrastructure for patient referrals, recovery team consultation, and by creating tools to identify barriers to follow-up care. Other clinical interest include point-of-care ultrasound in the ICU and education for advanced practice providers in critical care. Sarah has taught ultrasound, ICU procedure skills, advanced airway and mechanical ventilation management at a live learning course for the American College of Chest Physicians. Sarah joined the faculty at VUSN part-time in the Spring 2020.


  • MSN, Vanderbilt University
  • BSN, University of Michigan

Academic Interests

  • Sarah Bloom teaching in the clinical course series in the AGACNP program.

Representative Publications


Huggins EL, Bloom SL, Stollings JL, Camp M, Sevin CM, Jackson JC. A clinic model: post-intensive care syndrome and post-intensive care syndrome-family. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016; 27(2):204-211.

Alexander E, Susla GM, Stollings JL, Bloom SL, Huggins EL, Grayson SL, Jackson JC, Sevin CM. Medication management to ameliorate post-intensive care syndrome. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016; 27(2):133-40.

Sevin, CM, Bloom SL., Jackson JC, Wang L, Ely EW, Stollings JL. Comprehensive care of ICU survivors: development and implementation of an ICU recovery center. J Crit Care. 2018; 46: 141-8.

Stollings, JL., Bloom SL., Wang, L., Ely, EW., Jackson, JC., Sevin, CM., Critical care pharmacists and medication management in an ICU recovery center. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018; 52(8):713-23

Stollings JL, Huggins E, Bloom SL, Rice T, et al. Characterization of pharmacy interventions in a post ICU recovery center. Crit Care Med. 2018; 634:43(12); 160.

Bloom SL, Stollings JL, Kirkpatrick O, et al. Randomized clinical trial of an intensive care unit recovery program for survivors of critical illness. Crit Care Med. 2019 47(10), 1337-1345.

Clinical Practice

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit & COVID-ICU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN