Laurie Connors is a Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University and based on the interdisciplinary nature of her work, she has an appointment in the School of Nursing and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. Dr. Connors is triple board-certified as a family nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurse in genetics and oncology. Her research is focused on hereditary cancers, genomic education, and workforce skilling. Laurie has proven regional, national, and global leadership as an advanced practice nurse in genomics and oncology.
Dr. Connors served as a content expert for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's advanced genetic nursing certification and is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is the recipient of National Institutes of Health genetics intramural training award for the Summer Genetic Institute. Dr. Connors has published in science and nursing research journals and regularly presents her work at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Connors is the Principal Investigator for “TIGER” Translation and Integration of Genomics Is Essential to Doctoral NuRsing a five-year grant supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health and is President-elect of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
PhD(c), DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, AOCNP, FAANP