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Dr. Erin Shankel

Erin Shankel

Dr. Shankel joined Belmont’s College of Health Sciences and Nursing in 2008. She earned a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Religion and Philosophy from Greenville College in 2001, an M.S.N. from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a D.N.P. from Belmont University in 2014. She has experience working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in allergy, asthma, women’s health, and urgent care settings. When she is not working, Dr. Shankel can be found spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Contact Information
Phone: (615) 460-6116

B.A. Biology, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
D.N.P., Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Dr. Shankel teaches Advanced Health Assessment, Primary Health Care I and II, and Intensive Practicum in the graduate nursing program. She is active on the Belmont’s Graduate Affairs Committee, Leadership Committee, and Community Accountability Council. She is also the Membership Chair for the Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses and is the secretary of the Tennessee Nurses Association’s Government Affairs Committee.

Research Interests
Pediatric asthma, Telemonitoring of Chronic Disease, Symptom Management Theory, Compassion Fatigue

Areas of Expertise
Allergy and Asthma, Women’s Health, Family Practice

Shankel, E. C. and Wofford, L. G. (2016). Symptom Management Theory as a clinical practice model for symptom telemonitoring in chronic disease. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing 10(1), 31-38.

School of Nursing |  Phone: 615-460-6139
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