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Shelby Polk

Department
Nursing

Position
Chair School Nurs&Assoc Prof


Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Mississippi Delta Community College

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Primary Care/Family Practice
  • Rural Health

Research Interests

  • Use of National Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Research by Healthcare Providers in Primary Care Settings
  • Value-Based Healthcare
  • Building Community Partnerships to Meet Nutrition and Physical Activity Needs
  • Chronic Disease Prevention

Professional Certifications/Experiences

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)
  • Certified Patient Educator, Organization of Patient Educators (OPE)

Other

  • Tennis
  • Gardening
  • Family/Friends