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Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • BSN - Arkansas State University, 1990
  • MSN - Arkansas State University, 1994
  • Post Master's FNP Certificate - University of Tennessee, 1995

Professional Credentials

  • MSN
  • FNP-BC
  • APN

Teaching Specialties

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Chronic Illness
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Research Interests

  • Emotional Intelligence among students
  • International clinical experience for FNP students


  • American Nurses Association
  • Arkansas Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Northeast Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association


After graduation from the University of Tennessee and certification from the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Mrs. Shelton practiced in the role at a rural health clinic meeting the health care needs of patients with acute and chronic common illnesses for 15 years. In 2005, Mrs. Shelton began teaching community health nursing in the undergraduate nursing program. Through her pre-tenure as an instructor, she has transitioned to the family nurse practitioner tract of the graduate program where she currently teaches clinical practicum, advanced health assessment and didactic courses.