Shelby Husband

DNP, RN , Doctoral (Alumni)

Shelby Husband, DNP, RN, is a recent 2022 graduate from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He received his terminal DNP degree while perusing his Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification.

Dr. Husband first began his medical career 11 years ago as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy Reserve. Currently, he is in the process of commissioning as a United States Nurse Corps Officer in the Navy. Dr. Husband earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UTHSC in 2017 where he later became an adjunct clinical mental health instructor in 2019 and 2020. During his time as an adjunct clinical instructor, Dr. Husband educated students on the clinical core components of psychiatric nursing, psychiatric disease processes, and psychotropic medications.

He has received numerous awards for his scholastic excellence including the UTHSC College of Nursing University Scholar award in 2016, College of Nursing Goodman Scholar award in 2016, and Chancellor Diversity Scholarship in 2020.

Dr. Husband’s future endeavors include bringing more awareness to mental illnesses, providing mental health services to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth, and providing the necessary training and resources for other healthcare professionals to provide culturally competent care.

Dr. Husband is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).