Bradley Ray Harrell, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Director, MSN and RODP Programs
Dr. Brad Harrell is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lowenberg College of Nursing. His areas of teaching are related to the acute and chronic care of the teenage and adult populations. Dr. Harrell has teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, including a broad variety of didactic and clinical courses including pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, trends and issues in nursing, nursing leadership, adult health nursing, critical care nursing, advanced practice nursing, gross anatomy, and health care informatics. He has advised several doctor of nursing practice students and has created and taught several masters and doctoral level nursing courses.
His scholarly work includes creation and dissemination of nursing guidelines for the management of patients with abdominal compartment syndrome in a partnership with the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS). Dr. Harrell's study on abdominal compartment syndrome led to a publication in the Journal of Trauma Nursing. His work with WSACS is still ongoing with an anticipated publication of international nursing practice guidelines in 2016.
Dr. Harrell regularly speaks to local and regional groups on topics in critical care nursing, adult health nursing, advanced nursing practice, and health policy. Dr. Harrell has served in several capacities, including the elected office of President, at the district and state levels within the Tennessee Nurses Association. Nationally, he represented Tennessee at the inaugural American Nurses Association's Membership Assembly. He holds an appointment to the Content Expert Panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center as one of eight Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the nation to design, implement, and author the role delineation study for acute care and gerontology nurse practitioners. Lastly, Dr. Harrell's international service is an ongoing relationship with the ten international nurses and Executive Committee members of the WSACS, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium.
Dr. Harrell practices as a nurse practitioner in a rural health clinic providing care to acute and chronically ill adults. He frequently makes home visits to patients who are unable to get to the clinic setting due to illness or lack of transportation. He also has a business visit practice so that employees of small, rural businesses will have access to high-quality health care that is convenient for them. Dr. Harrell has nursing experience in trauma, critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, burn care, and wound care.