Assistant in Medicine
Division
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Daniel J. Ford, MSN, RN, joins the department faculty as Assistant in Medicine. He functions as a nurse practitioner on the MICU critical care team. Mr. Ford joined VUMC's LifeFlight program as a flight nurse in August of 2014 and served in that position for five years. His previous experience has been as a staff nurse or travel nurse in Florida, Virginia, and (briefly) Tennessee. Daniel Ford received his baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, in July of 2007, at which time he became a registered nurse. From that time until he entered the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in August of 2016, he acquired licensure and certification important to his profession, including advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric advanced life support, trauma nursing core training, emergency nurse certification, certification as a critical care registered nurse, neonatal resuscitation training, flight nurse certification, and emergency medical technician training. Mr. Ford graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in August of 2019, earning an MS. degree in nursing, with an adult-gerontology acute care practitioner and intensivist focus. He became credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner upon graduation. Dan is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is also a member of Vanderbilt's Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society.

Education

MSN - Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - 2019