Chism_APNValerie Chism DNP, MNSc, APRN, ACNP-BC joined the UAMS ED staff in 2003 as a staff RN. In 2008, she earned her Master’s Degree from the UAMS College of Nursing.  She subsequently accepted an APRN position in the Emergency Department and continues that role today. In 2013, she was accepted in the inaugural class of the UAMS College of Nursing Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She completed her doctorate in 2016. After graduation, she accepted a contract faculty position with the College of Nursing and continues to serve in that capacity, teaching in the DNP program. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Arkansas Nurse Practitioners Association, the Arkansas Nurses Association and the Emergency Nurses Association.