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Nakiesha Shepherd, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC

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Assistant Professor
874 Union Ave., Room 448
Memphis, TN, 38163

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Nakiesha L. Shepherd joined the University of Tennessee College Heath Science Center (UTHSC) as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing in January 2023. Prior to joining UTHSC, she educated and mentored nursing students at the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing for 10 years. As a committed faculty member at UTHSC, she plans to continue developing and nurturing future nursing students across the curriculum.

Dr. Shepherd received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2003) and Master of Nursing Science with a concentration in nursing education (2010) from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care from UTHSC in 2018.

As an Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Shepherd serves veterans in the intensive care unit at the Lt. Col. Luke Weather, Jr. VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, collaborating with interdisciplinary team members to deliver holistic, evidence-based healthcare.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Beta-Theta at Large Chapter.

Dr. Shepherd received the Daisy Faculty Award in 2016 and was nominated again in 2017. In addition, she was nominated as the American Heart Association Woman of Impact in 2022.

Jul 13, 2023