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Dustin Spencer

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Dustin Spencer, Instructor
Nursing, Faculty
College of Health Professions
DNP from Frontier Nursing University, 2012
MSN from Frontier Nursing University, 2010
Online Campus
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Dr. Spencer brings his experience and expertise as a nurse practitioner and educator to the College of Health Professions and the Department of Nursing.

Dr. Spencer teaches in the Online Graduate Nursing Program, where he teaches the foundational sciences course in Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology as well as the Urgent Care, Chronic Care and Geriatric Care courses.

As a dedicated member of the profession Dr. Spencer lends his service to a number of national and local professional organizations. Most notably, he serves as content expert for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification by Portfolio program through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and on the exam committee for the Pediatric Mental Health Specialist certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). He has also recently held the position of President-Elect and Education Chair for the Tri-Cities Chapter of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

He has presented at local and national conferences on the topics of rural primary care, emergency / urgent care procedures, promotion of diversity in the nursing workforce, and innovations in classroom teaching. He has published articles on the topics of pediatric developmental screening and classroom innovation techniques.

Dr. Spencer is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC, as Pediatric Mental Health Specialist through the PNCB, and as a Nationally Registered Paramedic through the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).

A firm believer in relating education to clinical practice Dr. Spencer maintains clinical practice as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. He is the lead investigator for a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services grant project the partners an NP with an ambulance crew to provide mobile primary care clinic visits to underserved residents of rural Northern Bay County.

Dr. Spencer has also been instrumental in establishing the only Michigan chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. This chapter is located at Saginaw Valley State University but open to all members of the profession, nurses and other health profession practitioners and students.