College of Health and Human Sciences
School of Nursing
Dr. Jaclyn Bandell joined WCU as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing in 2021 and currently serves as the Assistant Director for the FNP Program. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Western Carolina University in May 2019. Her scholarly project focused on program evaluation of a hepatitis C treatment program with socially complex populations. She previously earned her BSN from Salisbury University in Maryland. Dr. Bandell served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana and worked as a public health nurse in Baltimore, MD before pursuing her Masters of Nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Emory University.
Since becoming a nurse practitioner, she has worked as a primary care provider and a member of the leadership team at two healthcare organizations in Asheville, NC. Dr. Bandell currently practices at JFK Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment hospital in Black Mountain, NC as part of the primary care team. Her clinical practice embraces interprofessional approaches to provide whole-person care and caring for a diverse population of individuals suffering from complex mental, physical and social ailments. She is passionate about creating health programs and systems that better serve these populations, and educating future nurses on promoting disease prevention, management and overall wellness for all patients.
primary care for special populations, women's health, behavioral health, public and global health concepts, DNP project
healthy equity, hepatitis C care, innovative health care delivery models, mental health and how it intersects with primary care, substance use disorders