Shkendie Papraniku, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Associate Professor

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Shkendie Papraniku

About Shkendie Papraniku

Dr. Shkendie Papraniku is a Clinical Associate Professor and has been a faculty member at the Loewenberg College of Nursing at the University of Memphis since 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wagner College. An alumna of LCON, she received her Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education and later received her Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from East Tennessee State University with her DNP project implementation related to patients with type II diabetes and blood glucose self-monitoring. 

She has worked as a staff nurse in cardiac step-down and as a nurse practitioner in advanced practice. She currently practices in an Endocrinology clinic with an emphasis in management of diabetes and thyroid disorders. She teaches throughout the Undergraduate Program in the first, second, and fifth semesters and also in the Graduate FNP Program. Currently, she serves LCON as the co-chair of the NCLEX Task Force and member of the Undergraduate Council, St. Francis Practice Council, Leadership Council, Faculty Search Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, Faculty Annual Review Committee, Technology Committee, and Clinical Faculty Promotion Committee.

She received the Daisy Award for Teaching in 2016. She is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National League for Nursing, Greater Memphis Area for Advanced Practice Nurses, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. In her spare time, Shkendie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and traveling.