Author Rebecca Bates, DNP

Rebecca Bates, DNP

Rebecca Bates, who has been a nurse since 2000, is passionate about providing healthcare for vulnerable populations. She earned her DNP at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., and has been a family nurse practitioner in primary care since 2009. Her DNP research explored NP assessment of adolescent psychosocial risk factors. During her doctoral program, she completed a health policy fellowship and remains active in state and federal health policy advocacy. She has also engaged in global health advocacy and medical missions. She recently left private practice and currently works at a Free Clinic where she continues to precept NP students. She is an assistant professor for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Rebecca believes nurses must have a seat at the table to improve the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.

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As 2016 draws to a close and I finish evaluating my students’ progress in each of the DNP Essentials, I have been thinking about how…

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At the start of this school year, I am contemplating the DNP Essentials. As a DNP, how are you using the knowledge and skills acquired…

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As I reflect over the past legislative session and more recently over my past week as I met with each of my bosses and collaborators…

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Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself? Have you ever dreamed of changing the world? Advocating for health policy that…