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In 2015 Laura Shenkman was appointed a full-time position as the family nurse practitioner program lead. As program lead faculty she provides leadership for the family nurse practitioner program and students in designated program areas. Ms. Shenkman also ensures that educational needs of students and the community are met and administers the program according to the mission, strategic plan, policies, procedures, and agreements of the Kaplan University School of Nursing. She began her career at Kaplan University in 2009 as an adjunct nursing professor teaching didactic and clinical courses and acting as a course lead. She also has been an integral part of various faculty initiatives including curriculum and policy development, course revisions, and preparation for CCNE accreditation.
Her current clinical practice is at the Pender County Health Department in rural North Carolina where she provides primary care and over sees three school base health centers using telemedicine. Ms. Shenkman’s research interest focuses on understanding the issues and concerns of vulnerable populations with a focus on self-efficacy and health promotion practices of women and adolescents. Keeping in line with her scholarly interests, she is active in community organizations that provide support to the migrant farm workers and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Pender Alliance for Teen Health (PATH).
Ms. Shenkman earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing in 1998. She is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Ms. Shenkman earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1996. She started her nursing career as a RN diploma graduate from The Watts School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina and also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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