As a nurse practitioner with the Women’s Clinic of JCMG, Cortny offers general obstetric and gynecologic medical care to women. She’s trained in the management of pregnancy, labor, and pueperium (the time-period directly following childbirth).
Bio for Cortny Vandergrift, WHNP
Cortny knew she wanted to specialize in women’s health for as far back as she can remember. She’s always been fascinated with the miracle of pregnancy, and the role hormones play in all aspects of our lives.
In 2007, Cortny enrolled in the nursing program at Lincoln University. In 2009, she graduated and passed her boards, accepting a job at Capital Region Medical Center, on the Cardiac Step-Down Unit (PCU). She worked on PCU for 3 years before transferring to the Labor and Delivery Unit, where she was finally able to focus on her passion and reason for pursuing a degree in healthcare
In 2017, Cortny decided she wanted to continue her education and advance her scope of practice. With the support of her husband, she applied to Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, and began her journey. She completed her clinical rotations in the Women’s Clinic at JCMG, with Dr. Brandi Nichols.
Cortny and her husband grew up in Mid-Missouri and currently reside on a family farm in New Bloomfield, where they met and became high school sweethearts. They have 3 children: Bryton, Wyatt and Sadie, who are the center of their world.
Cortny obtained her Undergraduate Degree from Lincoln University, Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University, and finished with her clinical rotations at the Women’s Clinic at JCMG.
Cortny is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.