faculty profile

Tamika Hudson   DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor


Dr. Tamika Hudson is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She serves as a Course Director in the Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning. Dr. Hudson is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with clinical experience in primary care, dermatology, and substance use disorder management.

Dr. Hudson is a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is passionate about lessening health disparities and increasing health equity within underrepresented communities. She is a facilitator of poverty simulated experiential learning activities for faculty, staff, and students. She serves as co-adviser of the BIPOC Mentorship Program and program manager of the Morehouse Undergraduate Health Science Academy at VUSN.


  • 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)

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Student Support and Mentorship

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association
  • NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • Tennessee Nurses Association