Ms. Purnell is currently a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner who serves as an Assistant
Clinical Professor at the University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing and
a Sub-Investigator for the University of Tennessee Preventive Medicine, Clinical Trials
Department. She also practices at Stern Cardiovascular Center on a part-time basis
where she has functioned as a NP in both acute care and clinic settings.
She received her BSN from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her
MSN, FNP at the University of Memphis. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau,
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Greater Memphis Association of Advanced Practice
Nurses and Desoto County Nurse Practitioner Association. She is currently licensed
in both Tennessee and Mississippi as an Advanced Practice Nurse. She is also credentialed
and maintains current privileges to practice as a Nurse Practitioner at Baptist Memphis
and Baptist Desoto Hospitals.
Ms. Purnell is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Tennessee
Health Science Center with a research focus on Bioenergy.