Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Chappell FNP, MSN

At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.


Lisa Chappell is the Associate Dean of Family Nursing since January 2014. She has worked as faculty at Frontier Nursing University since January 2009.

Dr. Chappell has been a nurse for 40 years including 20 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Alabama in Birmingham as a Maternal-Infant Nurse Specialist and a second MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner.


She earned a PhD in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007. Her dissertation was titled: Caring for Their Mothers: The Experiences, Self-Care Practices, and Cultural Influences of African American Women Caregivers.

Dr. Chappell’s clinical practice experience as a nurse practitioner includes rural clinics, emergency medicine, student health, a psychiatric facility, and correctional medicine. Dr. Chappell has 17 years of teaching experience mostly at the graduate level with nurse practitioners.

NursePractitionerSchools.com recently interviewed Dr. Chappell concerning Frontier’s programs and history. Go here to view the article.