David LaFevers, DNP, FNP, FAANP

MSN Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-5181



David LaFevers is the MSN Program Director and 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 is very engaged with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF), the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) and the Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks.

His clinical practice currently focuses on chronic pain management, spine and nerve, non-surgical orthopedics and his 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.