National Black Nurse Practitioner Association

Happy Nurses Week from NBNPA !!! NP Highlight of the day

Posted about 1 month ago by Alexis Hayes

This year we have went from National Nurse Week to National Nurses Month 2021!

Todays NP Highlight is Sharisse Hebert, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Sharisse Hebert

Dr. Hebert is a practicing APRN and a member of the PVAMU CON Graduate Studies faculty with 11 years of experience educating family nurse practitioners (FNPs). Dr. Hebert is also DNP program coordinator at Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing. In 2017, Dr. Hebert incorporated high-fidelity simulation in her Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning graduate level nursing course to assist the students with meeting the student learning outcomes for that course. She was funded through the Faculty Innovation Engagement program at PVAMU for research on the impact of high-fidelity simulation on graduate level nursing students. Her pilot study results found that graduate level students are satisfied with using high-fidelity simulation and they feel more confident after completing high-fidelity simulation activities. Dr. Hebert has also published teaching tips in the Nursing Education peer-reviewed journal focusing on simulation in the graduate studies program.

Dr. Hebert has also been instrumental in obtaining funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP), Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19. The goal of the project is to provide simulated experiences, through telehealth platforms, to increase BSN student skills and self-efficacy in communicating with providers, patients and caregivers. Dr. Hebert has also been awarded a contract with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The overall goal of the project is to advance the use of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) findings in the primary care setting by building capacity for disseminating and training advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), specifically targeting family nurse practitioner (FNPs) practicing in underserved and rural communities where they are increasingly filling the gap due to shortage of primary care physicians. According to Jean Slutsky, PCORI’s Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer, “This project was selected for Engagement Award funding because it will build a community equipped to participate as partners in CER and develop partnerships and infrastructure to disseminate PCORI-funded research results.   We look forward to working with Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing throughout the course of their 2 year project.”

Thank you Dr. Hebert for your service!