Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults
Dr. Simms-Roberson is licensed as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in the state of Tennessee and certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) through the International Association of Forensic Nursing. She received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2016 and a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2006. Dr. Simms-Roberson has worked as an adult nurse practitioner in many different healthcare settings including primary care, community health, home health, forensics, psych, and long term care. While attending Vanderbilt, Dr. Simms-Roberson specialized in forensic nursing and began work as a sexual assault nurse examiner at the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center in Memphis, TN. Dr. Simms-Roberson completed SANE-A training in 2006 and Intimate Partner Violence Examiner training in 2017. Since 2005, she has been providing forensic medical exams to victims of sexual assault and, more recently, victims of domestic violence. Currently, Dr. Simms-Roberson is teaching in the MSN program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinator at Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in Chattanooga, TN. She recently developed an online Introduction to Forensic Nursing course available as an elective to undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Simms-Roberson has presented at multiple national and international conferences. Her interests lie in projects and research that encourage healthcare quality improvement and the translation of evidence into practice. In 2017, Dr. Simms-Roberson was elected as a Commissioner for the Commission on Forensic Nursing Certification and President of her local Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society chapter. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, International Association of Forensic Nurses, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and her local Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Domestic Assault Response Team (DART).
Thursday, September 12
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM