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Stephanie Nikbakht, DNP, PPCNP-BC

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Assistant Professor
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163

Curriculum Vitae

A native of Memphis, TN, Stephanie received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences and her Master of Science degree in nursing from the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis with a concentrated area of study in Maternal Child Nursing Education. She obtained a Post-Master Certificate as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Union University and completed her DNP at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in December 2014.

Stephanie has been a nurse for 32 years and has worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. She currently works at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with childhood cancer survivors. She has also served on the faculty at Union University, The Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis and Murray State University in Murray, KY.

Stephanie joined the UTHSC College of Nursing in July 2015. She is an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Primary Care option in the Health Promotion and Prevention Department. She holds certification as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Genetic Nursing certification. Her area of scholarship involves prevention of child abuse and the effects of adverse childhood experiences on children in our community. She is an active Building Strong Brains trainer through the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.

She has served as a site evaluator for The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for 4 years, is a member and is on the Education Committee, the Professional Practice Committee and the Congress Planning Committee for the International Society for Nurses in Genetics (ISONG). She is a previous past president-elect of the Greater Memphis Area Association of Nurse Practitioners (GMAANP) and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association (TNNPA).

Last Published: Jun 20, 2018