faculty profile

Ty Williams   EdD, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE

Associate Professor


Dr. Williams (he/him) is board certified as an Acute Care NP, Family NP, and Nurse Educator. He joined the faculty in 2013 and is currently the course coordinator for N6091 (LGBTI Health in Inter-professional Practice) and a faculty co-advisor to VUSNPride. He also coordinates the DNP EBP and project course series. Scholarly interests include faculty development, impostor phenomenon, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, curriculum design, and the NONPF faculty institute committee. Personal interests include his dogs, tortoises, music, and theater.


  • EdD, A.T. Still University
  • DNP, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate, University of California, Los Angeles (Family NP)
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Acute Care NP)
  • BS, Northwestern University

Representative Publications


Martens, M., Williams, T., Weitzman, G., & Silva-Smith, A. (2023). Disposition options for cryopreserved embryos: Results of an educational program. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(6), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2023.104646

Skotte, E., Iams, W., Maldonado, F., Jackson, H., & Williams, T. (2023). Improving multidisciplinary thoracic tumor board with a case submission tool. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 21(3.5), QIM23-128.* https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2022.7116

Martens, M., Schroer, M., Williams, T., & Kennedy, B. (2023). Identifying mental health issues associated with infertility. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(2), 104471.* https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2022.09.024

Williams, T., Hande, K., & Kleinpell, R. (2022). Linking process improvement with DNP projects: Strategies to advance clinical leadership initiatives. Nurse Leader, 20(5), 444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2022.04.010

Williams, C. T. (2021). Herbal supplements: Precautions and safe use. Nursing Clinics, 56(1), 1�21.* https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2020.10.001

Hande, K., Williams, C. T., & McClure, N. (2020). Supporting student success: A meaningful and efficient teaching strategy to document DNP practice hours. Nurse Educator, 46(4), 207-208.* https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000900

Kordsmeier, J. A., Williams, C. T., Anthamatten, A. M. (2020). Teamwork and oral health in diabetes care. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 13(1), 17-24.* https://doi.org/10.1891/2380-9418.13.1.17

Hande, K. A., Williams, C. T., Robbins, H. M., Christenbery, T., & Kennedy, B. B. (2017). Leveling evidence-based practice across the nursing curriculum. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(1), e15-e22.* https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.09.015

Williams, C. T. (2016). Food and Drug Administration drug approval process: A history and overview. Nursing Clinics, 51(1), 1-11.* https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2015.10.007

Baumgartner, R., & Williams, T. (2014). Advanced practice provider mentoring pilot project: Program development and evaluation. Tennessee Nurse, 77(2), 10-11.


  • Daisy Award for Recognition of Small Group Facilitator at the DNP Level, 2021
  • Daisy Award for Recognition of Small Group Facilitator at the DNP Level, 2019