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Nancy Gentry Russell, DNP, MSN

Assistant Professor
Nancy Russell
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Community
  • Family
  • Primary Care
  • School Health


Nancy Gentry Russell has 13 years of nursing experience, including nine as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). She earned her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her DNP degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Russell is passionate about improving the health of individuals and populations in the primary care setting, and has particular interest in the care of and issues affecting adolescents and young adults. As an FNP, Dr. Russell has provided comprehensive, primary health care for families across the lifespan in rural North Carolina, and for college and university students in Washington, DC and Baltimore. She also served as director of outreach and engagement at the Georgetown University Student Health Center. In addition to her faculty role at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. Russell practices as an FNP at the University Student Health and Wellness Center on the Homewood campus. Dr. Russell currently serves as the Region IV representative to the board of directors for the American College Health Association as well as the District of Columbia State Representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    McIltrot, K., Russell, N.G., Renda, S. & Fingerhood, M. (2022). Approach to advanced practice nursing student clinical during COVID-19. Nursing Open, 00, 1-5. doi: 10.1002/nop2.1404.

    Russell, N.G., Sharps, P.W. & Sloand, E. (2022). Web-based chlamydia education for university students: A pilot project. Nursing Open, 00, 1-6. doi: 10.1002/nop2.1244.

    Silverberg, B., Moyers, A., Hinkle, T., Kessler, R. & Russell, N.G. (2022). 2021 CDC Update: Treatment and Complications of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Venereology 2022, 1, 23-46.

    Busch, D., Silbert-Flagg, J., VanGraafeiland, B., Russell, N.G., Sloand, E., Mudd, S., McIltrot, K., & D'Aoust, R. (2021). Innovative simulation roadmap for faculty to prepare advanced practice registered nurses for entry into practice. Nursing Education Perspectives, volume publish ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000815.

    Russell, N.G. (2020). Case study: Squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, 13(1), 35-37. doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000588.

    Book Chapter: Knestrick, J.M. & Russell, N.G. (2020). Advanced practice nursing in the United States. In Hassmiller S. & Pulcini J. (Eds.), Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership: A Global Perspective (pp.155-163). Springer.

  • Awards/Honors

    2022   Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Dean’s Award—Outstanding Nurse Educator

    2020   Academic Nurse Educator Certification Award, Maryland Higher Education Commission

    2020   New Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Maryland Higher Education Commission

    2019   New Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Maryland Higher Education Commission

    2019   Top poster score ribbon recipient at the Medstar Health-Georgetown University Research Symposium

    2018-2019   Nurse Leader Executive Mentorship Award recipient at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2017-2019   Nurse Faculty Loan Program funding recipient through the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2013   Pauline W. Brown Diversity Scholarship Award recipient at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing