Caroline Post Cone, MS, BSN

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Assistant In Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Course Director for CPH Courses

Professional Highlights

Ms. Cone is a nurse psychotherapist who has worked in the field of mental health for over 30 years. She taught psychiatric nursing at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for 14 years. At one time, she was the Program Director in a psychiatric hospital providing care to children with psychiatric disorders and their families. She currently maintains a private practice in the Nashville area working with individuals, couples and families around issues related to depression, anxiety, communication, parenting, grief, trauma and sexual health. A major portion of her practice involves assisting clients in achieving optimum health and wellness by addressing life issues that interfere with living life to the fullest. She has special expertise in working with physicians, nurses and their families as they navigate the complex environment of healthcare. She holds a Registered Nursing License and an Advanced Practice Nursing License, and she is professionally certified as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. She has been on the faculty in the Center for Professional Health since 2009. She recently received an appointment as Assistant in Medicine in the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health. Her new role is Course Director for the Center for Professional Health.

Brief Description
Caroline Post Cone, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC, is a nurse psychotherapist who has worked in the field of mental health for over 30 years. She received her BSN from Calvin College (now Calvin University) and her MSN from Vanderbilt University. She taught psychiatric nursing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for 14 years at Vanderbilt School of Nursing with a short stint at Belmont University School of Nursing. At one time, she was the Program Director in a psychiatric hospital providing care for children with psychiatric disorders and their families. In 2006, she began a private therapy practice in the Nashville/Franklin area working with individuals, couples, and families around issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, and sexual abuse/health. In 2010, she began working as a faculty member in the Center for Professional Health teaching in the courses that are offered to physicians around the country. She is passionate about health and wellness for healthcare providers and physicians in particular. The healthier we are the better the care we offer to patients and the better relationships we have with our colleagues. She holds a Registered Nursing License and an Advanced Practice Nursing License, and she is professionally certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center. She has four children who are in various stages of leaving the nest.
Email
caroline.p.cone@vumc.org

Education

MS, Psychiatric and Mental Health - Vanderbilt University
BSN - Calvin College