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Darren Absher

Darren Absher

 

DARREN ABSHER, DNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 309 F
Phone: 828.654.6558
Email: dabsher@wcu.edu

Dr. Absher is an Assistant Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. He was formerly a firefighter/paramedic and transitioned to nursing in 1994. In 1998 he began his practice as a nurse practitioner - spanning Emergency Services, Critical Care, Urgent and Family Medicine. He holds bachelors’ degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Winston Salem State University, a master’s from Old Dominion University, a doctorate from Winston Salem State University and a certificate in Global Health from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Absher serves as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has also served as a clinical mentor to students from several universities incorporating the Relationship-based Care Model as a guiding philosophy. His primary interests are promoting clinical competency and reducing disparities in the care of vulnerable populations locally and globally. Dr. Absher’s doctoral project evaluated interprofessional integration of a nurse practitioner in a community health clinic for Hispanic/Latino patients utilizing the Chronic Care Model. His current studies relate to promoting global health competency and overcoming health seeking barriers in men.

Publications, presentations and works in progress:

Absher, D.T. (2019, In Progress). Health seeking barriers for the Hispanic/Latino male.

Absher, D. T. (2019, July). Suturing workshop. NP Student Clinical Rotation Presentation. Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Baptist Health Network.

Absher, D. T. (2019, August). A reflection on mentoring. Presentation. Winston Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Baptist Health Network.

Absher, D. T. (2019, April). A reflection on mentoring. Presentation. Asheville, NC: Western Carolina University.

Nance, K., Absher, D. T., Kenon. Jr., C. (2018, In Progress). Attributes of global health competencies: A content analysis of RN-BSN student reflections. Winston Salem, NC: Winston Salem State University.

Absher, D. T., Sherrod, D., Onsomu, E., Smith, N., & Williams, S. (2018, March). Evaluating interprofessional integration of a nurse practitioner in a community health clinic for Hispanic/Latino patients. Platform presentation. Winston-Salem, NC: National Society of Allied Health.

Absher, D. T. (2019, February). CXR Evaluation and Interpretation. Presentation to FNP Students. Winston Salem, NC: Winston Salem State University.

Absher, D.T. (2018, January). Community health nursing, population health problems, communicable disease, HIV/AIDS. Presentation Module for RN-BSN Program. Winston Salem, NC: Winston Salem State University.

Absher, D. T., Sherrod, D., Onsomu, E., Smith, N., & Williams, S. (2017, December). Evaluating interprofessional integration of a nurse practitioner in a community health clinic for Hispanic/Latino patients. Doctoral Capstone. Winston-Salem, NC: Winston-Salem State University. Retrievable from http://cdm17140.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17140coll10/id/0/rec/1Links to an external site.

Absher, D. T., Nance, K., & Kenon, Jr., C. (2017, October). Promoting global health competency among RN-BSN students. Poster presentation abstract no. 87801. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International 44th Biennial Convention.

Absher, D. T. (2017, March). Global healthcare curriculum development and healthcare provider competency for practice. Global Health Certificate Capstone. Winston-Salem, NC: 7th Annual Global Health Symposium at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Absher, D. T. (2016, February). EKG interpretation. Presentation to FNP Students. Winston Salem, NC: Winston Salem State University.

Absher, D. T., Graham, C., O’Brien, A. (2009, April). The primary clinic: A business plan. Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy Capstone. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina – School of Public Health.

Absher, D. T. (2008). Physician extender leadership responsibilities towards enhancing professional/life balance. Cardiology; American College of Cardiology.

Puma, J., Daniel, K., Absher, D., & Harris, C. (2003). A pilot study of same-day discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention with Bivalirudin. Abstract. Circulation, May, 107, e-131.

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