“I have been active in healthcare since 1996, and currently work as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the Virginia Hospital Center. I’m also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Course Coordinator at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.”

Board Certifications

  • Acute Care
  • Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Medication and Diagnostic Testing Orders

Education

Graduate Schools

Georgetown University
Master of Science with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Washington, DC
2006

Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Summa Cum Laude
Syracuse, NY
1997

Undergraduate School

Binghamton University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Cum Laude
Binghamton, NY
1994

Hospital Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Member
2004 – Present

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Member
1997 – Present

Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member
2008 – Present

Publications

“Novel Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking and Diagnostic Reasoning Skill to Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners” National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

“Anticoagulant Therapy” Georgetown University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program. Washington, DC.

“Assessment and Management of Dyslipidemia” Georgetown University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program. Washington, DC.

“The roles and responsibilities of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner” Advance Practice Nursing Roles at Legacy Health: Exploring Options and Creating Possibilities. Portland, OR.

“Assessment and Management of Dyslipidemia: From ATP III to the new ACC/AHA guidelines” Greater Washington Area Chapter-AACN: Spotlight on Advanced Practice Nursing. Washington, DC.

“Anticoagulant Therapy” Georgetown University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program. Washington, DC.

“Trimming the Fat: Dyslipidemia Management from ATP III and Beyond” AACN National Teaching Institute Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

“Anticoagulant Therapy: The Old, The New, The Tried and True” AACN National Teaching Institute Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

“Incorporating Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making Skills into a Pre-Clinical Course for Nurse Practitioner Students: Providing the Tools for Clinical Practice” National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

“Dyslipidemia Management” Georgetown University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program. Washington, DC.

“Anticoagulant Therapy: The Old, The New, The Tried and True” Greater Washington Area Chapter-AACN: Spotlight on Advanced Practice Nursing. Washington, DC.

“Anticoagulant Therapy” Georgetown University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program. Washington, DC.

“Basics of Mechanical Ventilation and Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation” Pulmonary Education Conference sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center. Arlington, VA.

“Basics of Mechanical Ventilation” 6A Ventilator Stepdown Unit Nurse Education Sessions. Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA.

“Basics of Hemodynamic Monitoring” Virginia Hospital Center Critical Care Nurse Orientation Class. Arlington, VA.

“Therapeutic Hypothermia: Indications and Interventions” Nursing Grand Rounds. Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA.

“AACN National Teaching Institute Annual Conference” Anticoagulant Therapy: The Old, The New, The Tried and True.

“Tying it All Together: Case Presentations in the Cardiovascular Recovery Room” Registered Nurse Education Seminars. Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

“Code Critical Airway Teams Improves Patient Safety” Code Critical Airway Team. Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

Academic Appointment

Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Course Coordinator, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Program

Biography

Thomas VanDruff, NP is a graduate of Binghamton University cum laude, Syracuse University summa cum laude, and has a Master of Science with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration from Georgetown University. He currently works as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the Virginia Hospital Center. VanDruff is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Course Coordinator at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.

With abundant experience in the field, VanDruff has been active in healthcare since 1996. He has a number of certifications and is a part of many professional associations. Due to his professional and academic service, VanDruff has been asked multiple times to present on a variety of topics.