Whitney A. Nash, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Whitney A. Nash, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Whitney A. Nash, PhD, MSN, ANP-BC

Whitney A. Nash, PhD, APRN,  ANP-BC, FAANP

Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Practice and Service; Duke Johnson and Johnson Leadership Fellow; American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Designee; Founding Director of the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center; Founding Director U of L Care Partners



  • PhD: Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing, 2010
  • MSN, Master of Science in Nursing - University of Louisville, 1997
  • BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Indiana University, 1986

Educational Interests:

  •  Geriatrics
  • Adult health


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Kentucky Representative 2015 - current
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Zeta Chapter, Delegate 2007-2009
  • Kentucky Coalition Of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Southern Nursing Research Association
  • National Nursing Centers Consortium
  • Nursing Centers Research Network
  • World Affairs Council of Louisville and Southern Indiana

Recent Publications:

  • Nash, W., Hall, L., Ridner, S. L., Hayden, D., Mayfield, T., Firriolo, J., Hupp, W., Weathers, C., & Crawford, T. (2018).  Evaluation of an interprofessional education program for advanced practice nursing and dental students:  The oral-systemic connection.  Nurse Education Today, March 20https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.021

  • Schapmire, T., Head, B., Nash, W., Yankeelov, P., Furman, C., Wright, B., Gopalraj, R., Gordon, B., Black, K., Jones, C., Hall-Faul, M., & Faul, A.  (2018).  A curriculum plan for promoting IPE in gerontology education.  Advances in Medical Education, 9:109-118.  http://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S149863
  • Hines-Martin, V. & Nash, W. (2017). Social justice, social determinants of health, interprofessional practice and community engagement as formative elements of a nurse practitioner managed health center. International Journal of Nursing and Clinical Practices, 4:218.  https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/218       
  • Nash, W. & Buchanan, R.  (2013).   Collaborating for improved delivery of healthcare services in the horse racing industry:   A university interdisciplinary program. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 6(2).  On-line access
  • Nash, W., Hall, L., Ridner, L., Hayden, D., Mayfield, T., Firriolo, J. & Hupp, W. (2013).   Evaluating Competencies in IPE.  Proceedings from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.

International Experience:

  • Thomonde, Haiti, exploratory trip for program planning with Project Medi-Share, December, 2016
  • Gaborone, Botswana, International Service Learning Program, May 2014
  • Zagreb, Croatia, International Service Learning Program, May 2012, May 2013
  • Dublin, Ireland, CCSA Irish Health Care Program, July 2011, July 2012
  • Georgetown and Red Bank, Belize, International Service Learning Program Faculty, March 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Cebu, Philippines, faculty site evaluation trip, International Service Learning Program, June, 2011
  • Port-au Prince, Haiti Project Medishare, University of Miami medical mission trip to field hospital, May 2010
  • Belize City, CA, Presentation and Data Collection at the Annual Nurses’ Association of Belize, November 2009
  • San Jose, Costa Rica, CA, escort for New Albany High School Spanish Language International Program, March 2009
  • Managua, Nicaragua, CA, Hand in Hand Ministries Service Trip, January, 2009
  • Belize City & Belmopan, Belize, CA, Health Policy Practicum, University of Louisville, 2008
  • Gales Point and Red Bank, Belize, CA, International Service Learning Program, University of Louisville, 2006 and 2007

Research Interests:

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Research Activity:

Nash, W. (Principal Investigator), Ridner, L., Mayfield, T., Hupp, W., Hall, L., Firriolo, J., and Hines-Martin, V. (Co-investigators). Enhancing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Between Nursing and Dental Students Via a Technology Enhanced IPE Model Focused on the Oral-Systemic Health Connection. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 2012-2016, total over three years with extension $1.0975M, Grant #D09HP25034

Faul, A. (Principal Investigator), D'Ambrosio, J., Furman, C., Nash, W., Yankeelov, P. Rural Geriatric Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Training Network (RITN).  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), 2017-2021, total over four years $1.92M, Grant #1M01HP31363-01-00

Faul, A. (Principal Investigator), Wright, B., D'Ambrosio, J., Antimisiaris, D., Helm, B., Hill, Head, B., M., Hupp, W., Yankeelov, P., Shiels, E., Jester, D., Nash, W., Linzy, K., Robinson, K., Dunn, K., Head, B., Schapmire, T., Martin, A., Jones, C., Furman, C. Kentucky Rural & Underserved Geriatric Interprofessional Education Program.  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 2015-2018, total over three years $2.55M, Grant #U1QHP28732-01-00.


Ellen Bailey “Share the Light Award” Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives’


Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners


American Academy of Nursing’s Edge Runner


Ruth Greenberg Award for Excellence in Medical Education Research


University of Louisville School of Nursing 40 Outstanding Alumni Award


University of Louisville’s Outstanding Community Engagement Award-as member of International Service Learning Faculty


National Outstanding Faculty Practice Award National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties