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Natalia M Davila D.N.P., A.P.R.N., CPNP-PC

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Natalia Davila is an Instructor in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at The Medical University of South Carolina. She received her BSN, MSN to become a pediatric nurse practitioner, and DNP from The Medical University of South Carolina. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.  She also received a MA in Clinical Psychology from The Citadel focusing on the management and care of minority children with ADHD

 

Dr. Davila has practiced pediatric nursing since 2009 first as a bedside nurse in a pediatric cardiology step down unit, then as a nurse practitioner both in pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric primary care.  Dr. Davila recently returned from Centralia, Washington, where she ran a solo pediatric practice within a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). While in Centralia, Dr. Davila was recognized at a state level for having the clinic with the highest immunization record for 2017.  She will be providing primary care for pediatric patients at Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton FQHC in Port Royal, South Carolina. The clinic has a large Spanish-speaking population and Dr. Davila speaks Spanish and French in her practice and is invested in health equity work. Dr. Davila is passionate about global health initiatives and has had the opportunity to participate in two important global health missions:  Indigenous Health International 2013 in Panama and Madaktari Project 2011 in Tanzania.

 

Dr. Davila teaches in the DNP program and is the preceptor liaison within the HRSA ANEW grant aimed at recruiting, training, developing, supporting, and evaluating preceptors as program partners to enhance community-based clinical and didactic nursing education. In this role, she coaches students and preceptors, oversees the preceptor toolbox and the implementation of preceptor online training.  

 

Dr. Davila is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Her research interests include pediatric obesity, ADHD, pediatric telehealth, global health, preceptor-student relationship, global health

 

Keywords: pediatrics, nurse practitioner, global health, ADHD, Latino, preceptor, childhood obesity, health equity