Tena received her masters degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1995, specializing as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to graduate school, Tena studied biology at MTSU. During her undergraduate and graduate education, Tena was the recipient of many awards and honors, incluing membership in the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, and in the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society. Tena Simmons joined Dr. Wyatt’s practice in January, 1996 as a registered nurse who is also a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, The Tennessee Nurses Association and the Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses Association. A native of Tennessee, Tena has lived in Hendersonville since birth. She is the mother of one son, Jon Luke.