Meredith Farmer

Meredith Farmer

Senior Clinical Instructor; Interim Program Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program


Dr. Meredith Farmer is a Senior Clinical Instructor and Interim Program Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Farmer has held several degrees in nursing, from starting her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse to graduating from Emory University with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Systems Leadership in 2021. She started her career in the neonatal field in 2004 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she was surrounded by clinical research trials and developed a research interest to improve the specialty field of neonatology and, more recently, has honed her focus on improving the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner workforce to improve competency, work-life balance, and efficiency through education, mentorship, and professional development. Dr. Farmer is involved with several nursing organizations and is currently serving as a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Committee.

Areas of Expertise

Acute And Chronic Care
Maternal and Infant Health/Midwifery


Farmer, M. L. (2021). A neonate with vertical transmission of COVID-19 and acute respiratory failure: Acase report. Advances of Neonatal Care. 21(6): 482-492.

Vance, A.J., Farmer, M., D’Agata, A., Moore, T., Esser, M., & Fortney, C. (2023). NANN Membership Recommendations: Opportunities to Advance Racial Equity Within the Organization and Profession. Advances of Neonatal Care.


Dr. Farmer's teaching philosophy prioritizes fostering excellence, innovation, and equity in neonatal nursing education by integrating evidence-based practices with cutting-edge technology, including high-fidelity simulations, to provide immersive learning experiences that enhance students' clinical decision-making skills. Through mentorship and personalized feedback, she empowers students to become self-directed learners and leaders in the field. She is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and prepares future NNPs to provide compassionate, patient-centered care.


Dr. Farmer's research population focuses on neonatal health and education, focusing on the neonatal nurse practitioners workforce through investigating strategies to enhance work-life balance, competency, efficiency, and resilience of NNPs through targeted education, professional development, and mentorship initiatives.