Megan Dernaika, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-C

Megan Dernaika, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Megan Dernaika joined Kramer School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2015. She received her nursing license in 2004. Her doctoral project focused on reducing stigmatization related to sexual health. Her primary clinical focus areas have been Oncology, corrections, and University health. She is a member of many professional organizations including the Oklahoma Nurses Association and the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2022: Doctor of Nursing Practice – Oklahoma City University
  • 2014-Present: Family Nurse Practitioner certified through the AANPCP
  • 2014: MSN (FNP) – Samford University
  • 2011: MSN (Edu.) – Oklahoma City University
  • 2009: BSN – Oklahoma City University
  • 2008: ASN – Oklahoma City Community College

Teaching Interest

  • Pathophysiology
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Population health

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Reduction in health disparities
  • Urban versus rural population health
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

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