Jeanette Shelly, RN, MS, FNP, has joined Western University of Health
Sciences’ (WesternU) College of Graduate Nursing as the Campus and
Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Nursing.
She has more than 30 years of experience in family practice, urgent care,
emergency nursing, neurology, cardiology, research, pediatrics, parish
nursing and teaching. Her son, Mark Shelly, DO, is a 1998 graduate of
WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP).
“”Five years ago I came here as a parent to learn about WesternU and I was
blown away,”” Shelly said. “”The spirit and the philosophy emphasize family,
and as a nurse I was impressed by the curriculum and thought I certainly
would like to be involved here.””
The College of Graduate Nursing offers an Internet-based Master of Science
in Nursing/ Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) degree program, as well as
a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree for current nurse
practitioners and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate for nurses
already prepared with a master’s degree.
In her various roles, Shelly will keep students updated about on-campus
events, help to identify new rotation sites and teach several classes.
She said her goal is to network with as many people as possible to spread
the word about the College’s various programs.
“”I want to be a resource to students and other members of the community,
and help them understand the role of NPs,”” Shelly said.
According to Karen Hanford, MSN/FNP, PA-C, program director and acting
dean, Shelly will help oversee College of Graduate Nursing programs at
WesternU’s Pomona campus. Until this fall, those programs had only been
offered out of the University’s regional center in Chico, California.
“”Jeanette is motivated, enthusiastic, and well respected in the community.
Her strong clinical skills will also be an asset to our program,”” Hanford
Shelly lives in Irvine. She enjoys outdoor activities near the water, and
is a California native who staunchly supports the UCLA Bruins. Her son,
Mark, lives in Virginia with his wife, Kendra.