Valerie Chism RN, BSN, APRN, CNP, ACNP-BC joined the UAMS ED staff in 2003 as a staff RN. In 2008 she received her Masters’ Degree from the UAMS College of Nursing. She subsequently accepted an APRN position in the Emergency Department and continues to serve in that capacity today. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a guest lecturer at the UAMS College of Nursing. Valerie was recently accepted into the inaugural class of the UAMS College of Nursing Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.