Patti Runyan, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

nursing leaderPatti Runyan, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Nursing Professional Practice

Patti Runyan began her nursing career in the Neonatal ICU at The Newborn Center in Memphis, Tennesee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Memphis with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she moved to Texas to pursue her passion for NICU transport and outreach.

After obtaining her Master’s degree in Business Administration at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. in 1991, Patti furthered her career through a series of progressive nursing leadership roles in both profit and nonprofit healthcare systems across the South. She is recognized by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a board-certified Nurse Executive, Advanced. Patti completed her DNP-Nurse Executive in December 2020 at Augusta University.

Patti joined the Vanderbilt team in 2019. She works on a variety of clinical and operational projects including partnerships with referring facilities, mentoring programs, evidence-based nursing practice, and nursing research.