C. Tom Bush, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

 

Education
  • AD: Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • MS: Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Credentials
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
  • Carolina Cup Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching. Presented by the class of 2007 and 2009, Department of Family Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
  • Chair, North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Nurse Practitioners, 2006-2010.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence, 2010.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2011.
  • North Carolina Representative to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2012-2013.
Professional Interests
  • Primary care orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Wilderness and travel medicine
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Regulation
  • Educational models for clinical practice
Academic Appointments
1986-1993 Registered Nurse; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
1994-1995 Nurse Practitioner; Developmental Evaluation Center, Raleigh, NC
1995-1996 Nurse Practitioner; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UNC School of Medicine
1996-2000 Nurse Practitioner; Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
2000-2010 Clinical Assistant Professor; Department of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
2005-2010 Clinical Assistant Professor; UNC School of Nursing
2006-present Adjunct Faculty; Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
2010-present Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
2010-present Clinical Associate Professor, UNC School of Nursing