Whitnee Brown, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C, R.N.
DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Troy University, 2019
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Troy University, 2015
BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Troy University, 2009
Dr. Whitnee Cherrell Brown is a dual board-certified nurse practitioner in family practice and psychiatric mental health, as well as a full-time clinical assistant professor at The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Brown is a three-time graduate of Troy University where she earned a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N), master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) on a family nurse practitioner Track and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She earned her post-doctorate certification in psychiatric mental Health at The University of Alabama. She is a published author of peer-reviewed publications and her research focuses on health promotion and wellness in underserved populations using technology. Dr. Brown has conducted research addressing the opioid crisis predominantly focusing on the provider’s impact using a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) technology, specifically in Alabama. She has presented her research at the local, state and national level. Brown’s clinical expertise highlights opioid diversion, misuse and abuse. Her other research interests include telemedicine, informatics, rural healthcare, healthcare policy and nurse practitioner entrepreneurship. Dr. Brown is passionate about community. She desires to educate communities to optimize health and access to healthcare. Dr. Brown’s nursing career began in oncology where she worked inpatient oncology, medical-oncology, GYN-oncology and radiation-oncology. She has also worked in several areas of nursing including medical-surgical, orthopedics, neurology, neurology- ICU, mental health and many more. She has worked as a nurse clinician assisting as a support agent for the launching of multiple electronic health records as well as serving as a travel nurse. She has served as a preceptor for students in A.N.D., B.S.N., M.S.N., and D.N.P. programs for many colleges and universities over the years. Prior to her transition into academia, Brown had ten years of nursing experience including many leadership roles. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2015 and continues to maintain her practice while working inpatient with a local hospitalist service as a family practice nurse practitioner, as well as working at an outpatient clinic as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner while treating patients across the lifespan. Dr. Brown provides community wellness inspiration using a social media following. Her other research interests include telemedicine, informatics, rural healthcare, healthcare policy and nurse practitioner entrepreneurship. Dr. Brown serves on several committees at the Capstone College of Nursing. She holds local and state officer positions, serving as the membership chairperson for the Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association and serving on the steering committee for The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama. Dr. Brown teaches theory and provides direct clinical supervision across programs at the Capstone College of Nursing. She has taught in the traditional undergraduate B.S.N. program, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program. She proudly serves as a mentor to her undergraduate students. She is a member of many professional organizations as well as Sigma Theta Tau, International and The American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Dr. Brown is also a philanthropist and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.