This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Kathryn Arterberry and Dr. Lisa Chappell.
Calling all future family nurse practitioners! This session is for you if you are a registered nurse considering the path to becoming a family nurse practitioner. Find out about FNU’s distance education program and get the inside scoop from current students about their experience. Hear about the joys and challenges of life as a nurse practitioner caring for families.
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Katheryn Arterberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Dr. Katheryn Arterberry currently serves as the clinical director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Arterberry graduated from Northwestern State University (NSU) with a BSN and MSN and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Alabama. Dr. Arterberry began her career in Labor and Delivery where she worked for many years. Upon graduating with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree (1994) she worked in a busy family practice clinic.
Dr. Arterberry is active in professional nursing organizations; serves as a CCNE evaluator, active member of the Beta Chi and Chi Pi Chapters of STTI, is a fellow of the STTI Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy and served as faculty for over 10 years. Dr. Arterberry is also a member of the Shreveport District Nurses Association, Louisiana State Nurses Association, ANA, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and AANP.
Volunteering and mentorship are high on her list of priorities and she can be found at MLKHC serving as a nurse practitioner for an underserved population or mentoring colleagues as they are challenged with professional next steps. Her active schedule includes numerous church activities, community and professional presentations, and civic involvement.
Lisa Chappell, PhD, FNP-BC, CRNP
Dr. Lisa Chappell is the Chair for the Department of Family Nursing for Frontier Nursing University. She has worked as faculty at Frontier Nursing University since January 2009 and has been the Department Chair since 2014.
Dr. Chappell has been a nurse for 45 years, including 25 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham as a Maternal-Infant Nurse Specialist and a second MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a PhD in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007.
Her clinical practice experience as a nurse practitioner includes rural clinics, emergency medicine, student health, a psychiatric facility, and correctional medicine. Dr. Chappell has over 22 years of teaching experience mostly at the graduate level with nurse practitioners.