Francisca Farrar

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Farrar received her Ed.D. in higher education administration with a concentration in nursing in 1984 from Vanderbilt University. She also received her MSN and BSN from Vanderbilt. Dr. Farrar has a diverse clinical background with a history of working in hemodialysis, administration, critical care, emergency room, oncology, home health, pediatrics, and mental health. She has been a former Director of a nursing program, nurse executive for a hospital and private duty staffing company. She has taught at the university level for 40 years and has experience teaching in an ADN, BSN, MSN, and DNP program. Dr. Farrar has taught graduate online classes in the nurse educator, healthcare system leader, administration, FNP, and informatics specialty tracks.

Courses Taught

Nurs 8200 - Methods for Evidence-Based Research

Nurs 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Completion

NURS 8210 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

NURS 800 - Foundations and Essentials of Doctoral Study in Nursing


EdD, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

MSN, Vanderbilt Universitiy

BSN, Vanderbilt University