Melinda Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CCRN

Mindy Johnson obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University with specialty education in Emergency Care. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Vanderbilt University with a clinical focus in post-graduate nurse practitioner fellowships. She has a passion for teaching and begun her career with a degree in Secondary Education – Biological Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. She continues to use this educational background in her nursing career. In addition to her current position as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, she serves as adjunct faculty at Belmont University School of Nursing and a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Her previous nursing experience includes Emergency Medicine, as well as Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care. During her time in Vanderbilt’s Adult ED, she served as a Trauma Resuscitation Education Assistant in addition to leadership roles including Relief Staff Leader and Unit Board Chair. She is an active member of the Association of Post Graduate APRN programs, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, Emergency Nurses Association, and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, and biking with her husband and two children.