Megan Campbell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCUniversity of Kansas DNP
I am in the BSN to DNP program at the University of Kansas in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. My clinical practice interests are rather broad, as I am interested in preventive healthcare and wellness promotion, women’s health, vulnerable populations, and mental health. While this is a broad listing I firmly believe there is a great deal of overlap amongst these areas, and that the FNP is in a position to frequently encounter all of these areas. My prior educational preparation is a BSN degree from the University of Kansas. My career since earning my BSN has been at the University of Kansas Hospital/Health System. I spent the first four years of my career in the Neuroscience and Ear/Nose/Throat ICU. During that time I filled many roles: bedside nurse, charge nurse, member of the Acute Stroke Response Team for the Hospital, and Practice Council Chair. During this time I became involved with the MoKan Blues chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and served on the Kansas City board as Treasurer for a year. My enjoyment of neuroscience and critical care served to open my eyes to the crucial role primary and preventive care play in the lives of patients.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Psych-Mental Health
Dissertation: Anticipated title: “Screening for the Presence of PTSD in Veterans in the Civilian Primary Care Setting” Anticipated description: This project will implement the use of a validated PTSD screening tool in the civilian primary care setting. All patients 18 years of age or older would be screened. The goal of this would be to see how many of the clinic’s population are found to have PTSD related to their military service who were not previously identified as such. These patients would then be able to be connected to mental health resources.