Loewenberg College of Nursing
University of Memphis
United States of America
Dr. Brad Harrell is a DNP-prepared acute care nurse practitioner and faculty member. Dr. Harrell currently holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at University of Memphis' Loewenberg College of Nursing. He recently served as Chair of Undergraduate Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing at Union University. He received a BSN and MSN with an emphasis in nursing education from University of Memphis. He received a Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in acute/critical care advanced practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is nationally board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Harrell was a trauma nurse, nurse educator, charge nurse, and wound care nurse in the trauma center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED). He has worked extensively with trauma nurses in various settings to increase trauma care awareness and improve the quality of trauma nursing practice. His doctoral inquiry explored risk factors for abdominal compartment syndrome and their relationship to mortality in trauma patients. He currently practices as an ACNP in the Emergency Department at Baptist Hospital- Memphis.
Dr. Harrell has academic experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students at Union University, University of Memphis, and at University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing. He primarily teaches undergraduate adult health and critical care courses, but has taught pathophysiology, gerontology, leadership, foundations, health assessment and skills. He taught the health care technologies courses and advised DNP students in the NP and CRNA tracks of the graduate program.
Dr. Harrell is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association. He served as District 1 President and serves on the state Health Policy Committee, and the state Advanced Practice Committee. He is a member of the Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses, and American Nurses Association.