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Shella M. Gettings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Shella M. Gettings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Shella M. Gettings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C,
Clinical Instructor TBSN
School of Nursing


Professor Gettings joined the Kramer in 2019 as an adjunct clinical instructor and joined as faculty in 2021. She is currently teaching for the Traditional BSN program and teaches theory, clinical, laboratory, and simulation in that program. She has worked in various roles as an RN including: Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Urology, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in family medicine and vaccination, wellness outpatient clinic. Professor Gettings passion in nursing remains on disease prevention through knowledge and education and supporting the person’s right to a peaceful death with dignity.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2019: MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner - South University
  • 2019: AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • 2016: RN-BSN-University of Phoenix
  • 2009: AAS in Nursing-Oklahoma City Community College

Teaching Interest

  • Nursing Legal Standards
  • Nursing Foundations; Theory and Clinical Practicum
  • Nursing Clinical Practice

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Death and Dying in the Medical Field
  • Disease Outbreaks: The Role of Health Promotion
  • Vaccine Safety and Research Studies

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • 2014 Nursing Exemplar and Nurse of the Year, Deaconess Hospital
  • 2019, 2020 Vaccination administration volunteer for homeless population of Oklahoma

Contact Information

School of Nursing East
Oklahoma City, OK 73106