Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Merritt earned an MSN and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner credential from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and a DNP from St. Louis University.
Dr. Merritt teaches in the Primary Care and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. She is certified as a Primary and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. Her clinical and research interests are in the areas of medically complex children and technology in healthcare and nursing education.
Additionally, Dr. Merritt is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. She is the past president of St. Louis Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Dr. Merritt currently serves on the board of the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.