faculty profile

Tamika Hudson   DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Instructor in Nursing


Tamika Hudson is an Instructor in Nursing in the Pre-Specialty Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She teaches in the professional series of courses for generalist nursing students. She also facilitates learning in community health as a Nursing Director of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning and a coordinator of Poverty Simulated Experiential Learning Activities. She is passionate about lessening health disparities and increasing health equity within underrepresented communities. She serves as Co Advisor for the Black Student Nurses Organization and Ethnic Minority Mentorship Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Pediatrics/Lactation Counseling, and Addictions Science.


  • DNP, Samford University (Nurse Educator) 
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • BS, Tennessee State University (Psychology)


  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice)

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Dermatology
  • Social Determinants of Health 

Academic Interests

  • Legal and Ethical Accountability
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Education
  • Suturing for FNP and CNM Specialty Students
  • Poverty Simulated Experiential Learning Activities

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • International Nurses Society on Addictions