David Campbell-O’Dell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

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Category: Nursing | Past Winners

2022 Most Outstanding Alumnus Award Winner

Dr. David Campbell-Odell is founder and current president of Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting the growth of nurses who hold the terminal practice degree, DNP.

He earned his DNP degree from the UTHSC College of Nursing in 2007 after attaining both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida.

Dr. Campbell-Odell and his UTHSC classmates established Doctors of Nursing Practice, LLC, in 2006. This organization later became Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc. The non-profit’s services include providing a repository of scholarly practice projects, a listing of all DNP programs, conferences, and continuing education, and a foundation to support the work of DNP-prepared colleagues to improve health care outcomes. The organization is hosting its 15th National Conference this year. The website is doctorsofnursingpractice.org.

In addition to his role with the non-profit, Dr. Campbell-Odell works as a family nurse practitioner with an interest in neurology, neurocognitive disorders, and family and community dynamics. As an educator, he has helped to develop graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, nurse administrator, and nurse educator. He has been involved in developing numerous DNP programs and has either taught or has contributed as an invited guest lecturer in programs around the country. He lives and works in the Florida Keys.

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