Shelby Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CLNC

Shelby-Thomas

Assistant Teaching Professor

E-mail: thomasshel@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.884.3848

S450 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Emergency/Trauma, Cardio-Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, Open-Heart Surgery, Post-Anesthesia Care, Urgent Care

Interest Area(s)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment and Referral in the Primary Care Setting

Education

  • BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • DNP, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

Bio and Professional Experience

Dr. Shelby Thomas graduated from the University of Missouri in 2000 with her BSN and returned to graduate school at MU in 2009. She graduated with her DNP/FNP with minor in nursing education in 2015. Her nursing background consists of Emergency/Trauma medicine, Cardiovascular, Cardiothoracic, Open Heart surgery, and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Dr. Thomas has been a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant since 2005. She enjoys the relationship between medicine and the law. As a FNP, Shelby will be working in the Urgent Care setting. Nursing academia has been a wonderful blessing in her professional career, as well as her personal life. Shelby’s strengths from the Strengths Quest survey include: Responsibility, Learner, Achiever, Belief, and Consistency. She feels these qualities are the foundation of her character and have helped her be successful in her roles as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, student and colleague. She has been married to her husband, David, for more than a decade. They have two daughters and one son: Peityn, Emory and Roen. Dr. Thomas loves to be in her barn and on her farm with their horses. She loves sports, especially college football and women’s fast pitch softball. Her life begins and ends with her family. She is also deeply involved in improving the screening, treatment, and referral of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the primary care setting.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N9080 – DNP Residency Project
  • N8420 – Newborn to Adolescence Primary Care
  • N3170 – Nursing Skills, Technologies, and Simulation

Presentations

  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Vigilance of Screening, Treatment, and Referral in the Primary Care Setting (2014)
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Vigilance of Screening, Treatment, and Referral in the Primary Care Setting (2014)
  • AORN: Medical Legal Issues Affecting the Perioperative Nurse: 22nd Annual Perioperative Nurses Conference (2014)
  • Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI): Central Missouri Chapter: Medical Legal Issues Affecting Healthcare (September 2014; February 2014)
  • Nurse’s Week Presentation: SSM Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2010)
  • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON): Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2010)
  • Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN): Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2010)
  • Nurse’s Yearly Credentialing: SSM Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2009)
  • ICU Nurse’s Educational Days and Credentialing: SSM Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2008)
  • New Graduate Orientation SSM Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Nursing Practice (2007, 2008)

Honors and awards

  • Recipient of MU’s Nursing Alumni Organization’s DNP Student Award for Overall Excellence
  • Nurse Education Incentive Fund (NEIF) Award Recipient: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Jane Brinton/District 7 Missouri Nurse’s Association Scholarship: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Fund the Drive for Nurses Endowed Scholarship Recipient: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society: Alpha Iota Chapter 
  • SSM St. Mary’s Nurse of the Year Surgical Services: Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • SSM St. Mary’s Nurse of the Year Surgical Services: Operating Room

Memberships

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Missouri Action Coalition: (MOAC) Education Component      
  • University of Missouri-Columbia Nursing Alumni Association 
  • University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association 
  • National League of Nursing (NLN)
  • National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) 
  • Cambridge Who’s Who in Professional America
  • American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)