Letisha Scott

Instructor

Education

  • DNP, Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2019
  • MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
  • BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2005

Biography

Dr. Scott joins CCN as a full-time clinical instructor. She received her BSN from the CCN in 2005 and her MSN with a family nurse practitioner concentration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  In 2019, she received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the CCN.

Dr. Scott has extensive experience in critical care and emergency room nursing. In addition to joining the CCN faculty, she will maintain clinical practice at a federally qualified health center.

Dr. Scott is a member of the AANP, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her clinical and research interests include decreasing health disparities in disadvantaged populations.

Areas of Interest

  • Social Determinants of Health & Health Disparities
  • Minority Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Community-based Participatory Research

Scholarly Highlights

  • Continued manuscript development and initiatives related to increasing lipid screening in children 9-11 years old in an effort to decrease cardiovascular disease.
  • Participating in initiatives related to health disparities of Lupus patients. Manuscript completed on study that examined the Lupus Patient-Primary Care Provider relationship to bridge the gap in health disparities.
  • Collaborating with other healthcare providers and academic scholars to develop initiatives to decrease health disparities related to colorectal cancer.
  • Providing clinical assistance as a provider performing assessments of older adult physical activity study participants for suitability to participate in study.