Tawny Burgess: DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Lecturer

Tawny Burgess

Tawny Burgess earned her BSN from Chamberlin College of Nursing and later earned a DNP from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she specialized in family practice and psychiatric mental health across the lifespan. Burgess began her nursing career in 2003 when she worked primarily as a trauma/ER nurse before becoming a nurse practitioner in 2012. She became board-certified as both a family nurse practitioner as well as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner caring for patients across the lifespan.

Burgess has worked as a surgical nurse practitioner and in an acute care psychiatric setting and has provided consultations and liaison service for mental health patients in the emergency room setting. Burgess teaches in the prelicensure nursing program as a lecturer and clinical instructor in the mental health course. Her special area of interest is "resilience."


  • 2012, DNP, Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Practice, University of Tennessee
  • 2009, BSN, Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • 2003, ASN, Nursing, Cape Fear Community College

Research Interest(s)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Interpersonal Trauma and Indigent Care

Community Engagements

  • Member ANA and NCNA

Click here for Tawny's Curriculum Vitae