Lisa Ivy received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University in 1992. After graduating, she moved to Nashville, TN to begin her career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Lisa began working as a staff nurse in the Cardiac Step Down and Coronary Intensive Care Units. Lisa then became manager of the Anticoagulation Clinic at Vanderbilt. In 1997 she earned her Master’s Degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Lisa was certified as a nurse practitioner in 1997 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Upon graduation she remained at Vanderbilt as a case manager for interventional cardiology and a nurse practitioner for the Vanderbilt Heart Disease Prevention Program. Lisa was instrumental in developing the Vanderbilt Women’s Heart Center in collaboration with the director Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, former national president of the American Heart Association. Lisa has developed several community educational programs on behalf of the Women’s Heart Center such as Heart Disease in Women, Risk Factor Management, and Women’s Health Screening. Lisa received a faculty appointment at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2002. She continued her career at the Vanderbilt Page-Campbell Heart Institute in Nashville as a nurse practitioner in the Lipid Clinic until moving to Russellville, AR in December of 2004. Lisa joined the Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic in 2005 as a resident Nurse Practitioner in their Russellville, Arkansas satellite clinic. Lisa is currently working on a heart failure clinic for the Russellville office. When Lisa is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Lisa Ivy, APRN