Whitnee Brown



  • DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Troy University, 2019
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Troy University, 2015
  • BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, Troy University, 2009


Dr. Whitnee Brown became a full-time instructor at the CCN in 2019. Dr. Brown’s nursing career began in oncology where she worked inpatient oncology, medical-oncology, GYN-oncology and radiation-oncology. She has also worked in several areas of nursing including medical-surgical, orthopedics, neurology, neurology- ICU, and many more. She has worked as a nurse clinician assisting as a support agent for the launching of multiple electronic health records. Brown has served as a preceptor for ADN to BSN programs, BSN programs and MSN programs for many colleges and universities over the years. Prior to her transition into academia, Brown had ten years of nursing experience including many leadership roles. Dr. Brown maintains her clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner working in various roles. She has been a family nurse practitioner for 4 years and will continues to maintain her practice working with a local hospitalist service as well as providing community wellness care. Brown’s clinical expertise focuses on opioid diversion, misuse and abuse. Dr. Brown conducted research addressing the opioid crisis predominantly focusing on the provider’s impact through the use of a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) technology, specifically in Alabama. Her other research interest include telemedicine, informatics, rural healthcare, healthcare policy and nurse practitioner entrepreneurship. Dr. Brown is a member of the CCN Caring Fund Committee and Faculty Practice Council at the University of Alabama, Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association; Sigma Theta Tau, International and Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Brown has presented her research at the local level and nationally at a research conference.

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