PhD (Nursing), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
BSN (Nursing), University of the State of New York, Regents College, Albany, NY
AD (Nursing), Belmont College, Nashville, TN
Dr. Amy Bull joined the Belmont faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor in the fall of 2013. She began her teaching career in 1999 and has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students. She currently teaches undergraduate students in the Health Assessment laboratory, Leadership and Management clinical and in the didactic course, Evidence Based Practice.
Dr. Bull began her nursing career at the bedside with a passion for neurology and medical intensive care. Since 1994, she has been a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She continues to practice as an FNP in a clinic for uninsured patients in a rural NP practice. Dr. Bull is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners.
A personal note from Dr. Bull. . . . .
In junior high, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I worked as a volunteer at a local hospital as a teen. From day one, I loved the hospital and felt very comfortable there.
After graduating from Belmont, I began working in the hospital on a medical-surgical floor. I loved everything I did! Later I worked in the Emergency Department and in Intensive Care. I worked on my BSN in preparation to go to graduate school. My initial intent had been to become a Clinical Specialist in Neuroscience. However, once I learned about the Nurse Practitioner role, which was still fairly new at the time, I was hooked. I have had an amazing career as a nurse. I have NO regrets. I have had the opportunity to experience incredible moments with patients and families, from birth to death. Today, I practice in a faith-based clinic which allows me the opportunity to share my faith and pray with or for patients if they are interested.
I came to Belmont University after praying for over a year about God’s direction in my life. I had a desire to teach in a Christ-centered university with small classes and God has fulfilled that desire with the Belmont community. I enjoy getting to know students in a way that isn’t possible in large classrooms. I am blessed to be able to have a fulfilling career doing the two things I love most: teaching and practicing nursing.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two adult children. I am still an avid reader, both fiction and non-fiction. I love the water, especially the ocean!