Dave LaFevers,DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
MSN Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
David LaFevers is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the MSN and DNP programs. He teaches in the MSN-DNP Policy, Epidemiology and Healthcare Economic/Quality and Health Promotion courses.
He received his Diploma from Burge School of Nursing, BSN from Southwest Baptist University, MSN from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and DNP from UMKC. He maintains his certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with American Nurses Credentialing as well as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Research areas of interest include professional development of graduate Advanced Practice Nursing Students with emphasis of policy and advocacy, primary care clinic level business knowledge and the provision of care for patients who live with chronic pain.
He currently serves as the Chair for the Networking Committee of the Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks and Representative to the Missouri Council on Advanced Practice associated with the Missouri Nurses Association. He has completed the Mentoring Program sponsored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is the former Chair and is currently the Co-Chair of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculty Conference Committee. He actively mentors undergraduate registered nursing students in policy development at the state level.
His clinical practice currently focuses on chronic pain management, spine and nerve, non-surgical orthopedics and has background in Family Practice. Dr. LaFevers supports the use of multiple modalities for the treatment of chronic pain beyond medications.
He has presented at local, state and national conferences regarding his areas of interests.