Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, a 2009 graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.
The program is made available through a generous contribution from Johnson & Johnson and offers an innovative and integrated learning experience designed especially for advanced practice nurses, with input from exemplary nurse leaders and guidance from specialists in the areas of leadership, self-management, organizational development, business, community engagement and population health.
This certificate program trains advanced practice nurses to better meet the challenges of the evolving health care environment. Those who complete the program are equipped with the skills and competencies to lead health care teams to increased operational efficiency and improved patient outcomes.
During the yearlong commitment, Polk is required to develop, implement and evaluate a transformational health project focused on her interest for improved health and well-being for patients and people in the community.
"I plan to use this opportunity to develop a sustainability plan for the Delta Healthy Families Project and to increase the programs and services offered at the Healthy Lifestyle Center," said Polk. "I'm excited to have been selected and look forward to the learning opportunities I will experience in the coming year."
Polk is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University, in Cleveland, Miss., and is Director of its MSN and DNP Programs.
Alumna selected for Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program
DNP graduate Shelby Polk participating in year-long innovative and integrated learning experience for advanced practice nurses