Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics

BIOSKETCH

Tom is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Nursing and Medicine. He earned an undergraduate degree in nursing from The University of Kentucky, a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctoral degree from East Carolina University College of Nursing. His clinical experience ranges from critical care to primary care and he maintains a musculoskeletal practice in the Department of Orthopedics at the UNC School of Medicine where he serves as program director of the nation’s only Orthopedic NP fellowship. He is a former North Carolina AANP State Representative and was inducted as an AANP Fellow in 2011.

EDUCATION

Associate Degree in Nursing, University of Kentucky, 1995
Master of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1992
Doctor of Nursing Practice, East Carolina University 2015

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

CLINICAL INTERESTS
Primary care orthopedics, sports medicine
Advanced practice nurse regulatory models
Educational models for clinical practice

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 Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2011
North Carolina Representative to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2012-2013

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Education: Impact on Job Satisfaction

Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Training: What Nurse Executives Need to Know

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP