Brandy Wells, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC


School Education Degree Year
UT Health Science Center Houston postgraduate education Nursing Education 2021
UT Health Science Center Houston DNP Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Emphasis in Executive Leadership 2020
University of Texas Medical Branch masters Masters of Science in Nursing, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 2007
Texas Woman's University bachelors Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2005
San Jacinto College associates Associates in Nursing 2001

Personal Statement

As the Assistant Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP’s) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP’S) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), my role is to guide, support and advocate for each Nurse Practitioner (NP) within the NICU. Providing leadership support and guidance of their clinical practice, to yield the greatest outcomes in our patients, is my primary focus as I advocate for the NP’s and their role within the organization and the Newborn Center. Equivalently, I support each NNP and PNP as they advance their professional practice through education, conference attendance, quality improvement and research. Collaboration with the physicians and our extensive interdisciplinary teams is paramount as we strive to advance care of the neonatal population through innovative and evidence based care within our organization as well as across the realm of neonatology.

Selected Publications

Norman, L., Wells, B., & Edwards, A. P. (2021). From policy to practice: A DNP student perspective. Nursing Forum, 2021 (1-5). DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12582.

Texas Board of Nursing (2021). “The Future of Nursing in Texas: Stakeholders Moving Towards Alignment” 2021.

“Panel demonstration of World Café Model” & Summit Planning Committee Member Invitational Nursing Summit hosted by Texas Board of Nursing & Texas Organization for Nursing Leaders titled “The Future of Nursing in Texas: Stakeholders Moving Towards Alignment” 2020.