Emily Russell DNP, FNP-C earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama in 2010 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. In May 2019, Dr. Russell graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, providing her with the highest degree of nursing-practice in the field of nursing. She has nine years of nursing experience, three of which have been as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner in primary care. For five years she worked as a charge nurse in out-patient dialysis caring for end-stage renal disease patients and was certified as a dialysis adequacy manager and fluid manager. Dr. Russell is passionate about utilizing evidence based practice in patient education and disease prevention. Her scholarly project in her doctoral program was based in health care quality improvement and focused on improving medication reconciliation practices. Dr. Russell also has an interest in developing the future of nursing through assisting in the education and practice of future nurses. Dr. Russell strongly believes in inter-professional collaboration to provide comprehensive patient care and improve patient outcomes.