Assistant Professor of Nursing, AGACNP Program Coordinator
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Dustin Williams, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, CCRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, is the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator and teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner program and DNP program on the Independence, Missouri, campus. He is Graceland alumni, where he earned his BSN, MSN and DNP. He recently completed GU’s Nurse Educators Post-Master’s Certificate Program.
Dr. Williams’ goal in educating nurses is to create clinicians who are able to translate evidence-based practice to clinical decision making. He sees himself as an educator who pushes students to be better critical thinkers and problem solvers as they are taking care of complex patients.
In addition to teaching at Graceland University, Dr. Williams operates a clinical practice where he cares for patients in the emergency department, as well as the family medicine clinic. His clinical interests are in invasive procedures, trauma system implementation/trauma care and risk reduction during procedures. He recently published a study in the Journal of Infusion Nursing on reduction of central line associated infections.
When not working, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with family and friends, barbecuing and landscaping. Additionally, he is the Kansas State Representative for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.