Nancy Anness, MSN, APN, FNP-BC

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Nancy Anness, MSN, APN, FNP-BC has held clinical and leadership roles at Saint Thomas Health for 20 years. Ms. Anness is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Anness has practiced as a FNP in rural and urban health care settings and has coordinated various medical missions throughout the North America, Central America, and South America. Previously, Ms. Anness was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University practicing at the Vine Hill Community Clinic and is currently Vice President of Advocacy, Access, and Community Outreach at Saint Thomas Health. Ms. Anness is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, and Vanderbilt University.

Her interests include:
Family Practice with an emphasis on preventative and wellness care and the treatment and evaluation of acute and chronic illnesses.
Working out at the YMCA classes include cardio blast, yoga, spin, and kickboxing
Singing in choruses and choirs


Jogging, working out at the YMCA—classes include cardio blast, yoga, spin, and kickboxing. Singing in choruses and choirs.

Medical School

Vanderbilt University

Awards and Honors

Top Ten Women To Watch In Health Care--Nashville Medical News
Ascension National Health "Living the Mission and Values Employee of the Year Award"
Tennessee Primary Care Association's Charles E. Darling Award which recognizes outstanding achievement in organizing, delivering, and/or financing health services to poor and vulnerable populations
Daughters of Charity Award from Saint Thomas Health Services
Vanderbilt Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence and Achievement
Tennessee Nurses Association's Alma Gault Leadership Award which honors a nurse who has consistently demonstrated leadership in action toward improving the health of the community.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State of Tennessee Award For excellence—the highest award given to a nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Syntex Nurse Practitioner of the Year