Hear stories from FNU preceptors about how they are giving back to the profession by molding our future nurse practitioners. We hope you’ll be inspired to take action and get moving now to find your role in advancing nurse practitioner care. Preceptors are truly touching more families and more lives through student hands. If you feel inspired to move your career forward and shape the future by becoming a preceptor, we’d love for you to connect with us today at frontier.edu/preceptor.
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Irma Jordan, DNP, FNP/PMHNP-BC, FAANP (Moderator)
Dr. Jordan is a graduate of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (BSN, 1998, MSN, 1999 & DNP, 2010) and joined Frontier Nursing University as a faculty member in 2015. Dr. Jordan is currently the Clinical Director for Family Nursing. She is dually certified as a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner and has taught in both programs while at UTHCS. A particular focus of her dual role is the integration of mental health care into the family practice setting. To this end Dr. Jordan developed the first integrated practice for persons with mental health disorders in the primary care setting. Dr. Jordan was awarded a Practice Incentive Grant by the Tennessee Department of Health for Fayette County and has served on the Regional Health Council for West Tennessee.
She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. Her current scholarship accomplishments included author of a textbook chapter on Schizophrenia and numerous presentations at local and national meetings. Dr. Jordan was recognized for her contributions and commitment to the nurse practitioner profession by The American Academy of Nurses Practitioner, including the 2014 NP Excellence Award for the state of TN in 2014, and inducted as Fellow in the Academy in 2012.
Anna Louiso, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Dr. Anna Louiso is a graduate of University of Louisville (BSN, 1999), Spalding University in Louisville (MSN, 2002), and Frontier Nursing University (DNP, 2015). She is certified as a family nurse practitioner. She has 17 years of nursing experience, served as a direct graduate student preceptor for over 20 students, and has served as faculty since 2015.
Dr. Louiso is currently regional clinical faculty for the state of Florida in the Family Nursing Program at Frontier Nursing University. Her roles as clinician, preceptor, and faculty managing student clinical rotations make her uniquely qualified to address preceptor and student needs in the clinical area. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Yajaida Vasquez, MSN, ARNP-C, FNP
Yajaida Vasquez graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008. Ms. Vazquez has practiced as a family nurse practitioner in the southwest Florida area and has served as adjunct faculty at University of South Florida College of Nursing. Ms., Vasquez, by her own history, is uniquely qualified to address her patients needs. She is the owner of Suncoast Medical Center in Southwest Florida serving patients who have difficulty navigating the healthcare system as many are indigent and for whom English is not their primary language. She is currently serving as a preceptor for Frontier Nursing University.
Gina Dabney, MSN, APRN, FNP
Gina Dabney graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2001. Ms. Dabney has practiced in a variety of family practice centers in the Richmond and Lexington, Kentucky area. Currently she is employed at the White House clinic in Richmond, a federally-funded clinic, providing primary care to patients across the lifespan. Ms. Dabney has been a preceptor for Frontier Nursing University, sharing her love of practice and teaching with many of our students throughout her 15-year Nurse Practitioner career.