faculty profile

William Travis McCall   PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, PG, CCP

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Travis McCall is board certified as an Adult-Gerontologic Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner. He obtained his Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University with specialty education in Emergency Care. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and completed a graduate minor in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health. His research and dissertation titled "Psychosocial Effects of Providing Nursing Care to Patients from a Multi-Casualty, School-Associated Shooting Event" focused on secondary traumatic stress and the promotion of nurse welfare.

Travis has over 15 years of experience in prehospital care and transport, adult and pediatric tertiary emergency departments, and community emergency departments. He currently practices as a Flight Nurse Practitioner with Vanderbilt LifeFlight and has completed over 1000 patient transports with the program. He began his educational role an adjunct instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Travis is also a member of Tennessee-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team of the National Disaster and Medical System and was deployed to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

Travis is passionate about advancing nurse welfare through education and the promotion of self- and peer-care in academic and institutional education. He also has interests in promoting clinical safety and evidence-based patient care in prehospital and emergency clinical settings. With previous professional experience as a geologist performing environmental assessment and contaminant remediation, he also has interests in improving environmental health in communities and promoting environmental justice. He enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with his wife and two children.

Education

  • PhD, University of Tennessee
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University (AGACNP and FNP with focus in Emergency Care)
  • BSN, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • AAS, Excelsior College
  • Certificate Program, Tennessee Tech University (Paramedic)
  • BS, University of the South

Grants

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Research Office, Clinical Nurse Scholars Training Grant Award, 2019.

Representative Publications

Journals

McCall, W. T. (2020). Caring for patients from a school shooting: A qualitative case series in emergency nursing. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 46(5), 712-721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2020.06.005

Representative Presentations

Representative Podium Presentations
McCall, W. T. (2021, May 7). Emergency Medicolegal Update. Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Lunch with LifeFlight, Nashville, TN.

McCall, W. T. (2020, March 1). Strategies in managing secondary traumatic stress. American Association of Emergency Nurse Practitioners Southeastern Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

McCall, W. T. (2018, January 9). Medicolegal issues for the healthcare provider. Vanderbilt LifeFlight EMS Night Out, Camden, TN.

McCall, W. T. (2017, February 4). Assessment and care of the cardiac patient. Vanderbilt LifeFlight Paramedic Refresher, Nashville, TN.

Poster Presentations
McCall, W. T. (2019, November 4). Caring for patients from a school shooting: A qualitative case study in emergency nursing. University of Tennessee College of Nursing Research Day, Knoxville, TN.

McCall, W. T. (2019, October 29). Caring for patients from a school shooting: A qualitative case study in emergency nursing. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Research Day, Nashville, TN.

McCall, W. T. (2017, November 6). The incidence of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nurses: An integrative review of the literature. University of Tennessee College of Nursing Research Day, Knoxville, TN.

Professional Organizations

  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP)