Lila Pennington, DNP, APRN, FNP/GNP-BC


Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: 573.884.7311
Fax: 573.884.4544

S417 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Family and gerontological nurse practitioer

Interest Area(s)

Public health, primary care, and health of perimenopausal and older women


  • BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • MS(N), University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • DNP, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, Tn.

Bio and Professional Experience

  • Previous experience – 19 ½ years experience as a family nurse practitioner and public health nursing consultant with the Missouri Department of Health.
  • Faculty at MU Sinclair School of Nursing since August 1996.
  • Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner area of study
  • Clinical practice in a rural family practice primary care clinic and a rural public health department.

Teaching Experience

  • N7130 Clinical Pharmacology
  • N7140 Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion
  • N7110 Role Acquisition
  • N8500 Primary Health Care Management of Aging I
  • N8510 Primary Health Care Management of Aging II
  • N8400 Clinical Management in Primary Health Care I: Adults through Aging & N8410 Clinical Management in Primary Health Care II: Adults through Aging – coordination of FNP clinical experiences
  • N3870 Gerontological Nursing Care – clinical group

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Pennington, D. M., Stegbauer, C., & Warren, B. (October, 2008) “Evaluation of preventive screenings in adult women with cardiovascular disease: A quality improvement project.” Poster presentation at 2008 National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference, Memphis, TN.
    Pennington, D. M. (2008). Expansion of prescriptive authority for Missouri Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Would the benefits outweigh the costs?
  • Pennington, D. M. (2007). Continuing barriers to advanced nursing practice: Missouri’s quest for controlled substance prescriptive authority. Missouri Nurse, 2, 7 – 15.
  • Pennington, D. M., Freeland, B., & Keahey, D. (May, 2007) “Efficacy of Black Cohosh for Vasomotor Symptoms in Menopausal Women,” Poster presentation at Beta Theta-at-Large Chapter Conference, Memphis, TN.


Professional Associations
  • Missouri Nurses Association/American Nurses Association – Chair of the APRN Special Interest Group starting 2009.
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau — International Honor Society of Nursing
Advisory Panels
  • Nursing Loan & Loan Repayment Committee – Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Missouri Show Me Healthy Women Advisory Board – Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services