Tonya Shanahan, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Tonya Shanahan received her BSN from the Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama in 1996. She received her MSN from Mississippi University for Women in the family nurse practitioner program in 2007. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2016, she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Samford University with a primary focus on improving health outcomes with implementation of health promotion behaviors.
Dr. Shanahan has nine years of experience in perioperative/post anesthesia nursing and pain management nursing prior to entering graduate school. She has been an active participant in the Health Care for the Homeless Program and the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service EMS Prevention program. She joined the faculty of the Capstone College of Nursing in 2012 as a part-time clinical instructor and in 2016 became a full-time assistant clinical professor.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Shanahan maintains her clinic practice with Maude Whatley Health Services in Pickens County. As a family nurse practitioner, she provides preventative health services along with management of acute and chronic conditions. Her professional affiliations include membership in Alabama State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, ANCC, Sigma Theta Tau and other professional organizations.