Samantha Davis, DNP

Doctorate Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Davis graduated with her doctorate from Washburn in 2021. She previously worked as a Registered Nurse for a number of years, most recently in the emergency room in Topeka. She is board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in family medicine. She is passionate about preventative medicine and sustainable wellness habits. She lives at Lake Wabaunsee where she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and dogs.

What is a Nurse Practitioner (DNP)?

All NPs must complete a master's or doctoral degree program and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse (RN) preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings. To be recognized as expert health care providers and ensure the highest quality of care, NPs undergo rigorous national certification, periodic peer review, clinical outcome evaluations and adhere to a code for ethical practices.

Doctorate Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine Job Duties & Responsibilities

Autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals, NPs provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including:

  • Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries.
  • Prescribing medications and other treatments.
  • Managing patients' overall care.
  • Counseling.
  • Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices.