Dr. Jennifer Wilbeck received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia following a Master of Science in Nursing (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and a post-master’s certificate in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has over twenty years of experience in emergency health care including pre-hospital, emergency department, critical care access and trauma care, due to her contributions in emergency sustained care, Dr. Wilbeck was inducted as a fellow in the AANP in 2016.

 Jennifer’s passion for the role of the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) was integral to the development of the country’s first dual ENP program (FNP/AG-ACNP) at Vanderbilt University. In addition to maintaining a clinical practice within several local Emergency Departments, Dr. Wilbeck serves as a mentor for students pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Her scholarly interests include the role of simulation in nurse practitioner education, assessment and documentation of ongoing procedural competence, and curriculum development. She has lectured nationally on various clinical, educational and professional topics related to the role of the ENP.

Dr. Wilbeck is currently an Associate Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University where she has led the ENP program since its inception in 2006. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as both a Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and by the American Academy of Nurse Practicioners Certification Board as an Emergency Nurse Pracitioner.

Jennifer Wilbeck