Jacqueline Buford DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BSN,RN

Clinical Associate Professor

4542 Community Health Building
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Professional Overview

Dr. Jacqueline Buford graduated from Memphis State University in 1992 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. She worked many years as a registered nurse in various settings including med-surgical, pulmonary-respiratory, public health, long-term care, acute care, home health, hospice, school health, research and same day surgery. She later received her MSN in Education at Walden University, 2010. She continued to work as a registered nurse while landing a few adjunct teaching positions at Union University, Southwest Community College and University of Memphis. In 2012, she became a full-time Professor in the undergraduate curriculum for eight years. 

In 2017, Dr. Buford graduated from University of Memphis with her Post-Master's FNP Certification. She continued to work in the undergraduate curriculum while attaining a part-time position at a local Ob/GYN clinic where she is still currently practicing. In 2021, Dr. Buford transferred to the graduate curriculum full-time and assumed position as Coordinator of the Women's Health course and practicum. She continues to practice part-time as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner as this is her passion. She is very compassionate and passionate about student learning. Dr. Buford believes "knowledge is power only when it is shared".

  • DNP- University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (2022)
  • Post-Master’s Certificate, FNP- University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2016)
  • MSN in Education- Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (2010)
  • BSN- Memphis State University, Memphis, TN (1992)

  • Adult Health
  • Community/Population Health
  • Faculty Practice
  • Home Care
  • Maternal Global Health
  • Nursing Education
  • Primary Care
  • Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations
  • Women's Health

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Association
  • Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Tennessee Nurses Association

  • Sigma Theta Tau (Fall, 2022)
  • Nominated for Daisy Award (Spring 2022)

Buford, J., Oigbokie, A., & Perry, F. (2022). Age-Related Changes in the Rural Older Adults. National Institute of Health.