Selena Hodgers’ journey to earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice began 35 years ago. Following in her mother’s footsteps, immediately after high school, Selena became an LPN and went on to earn her BSN and MSN degrees.
After graduating nursing school in 2015 and becoming a nurse practitioner, Selena began working in women’s health and found her passion. Since then, she has been actively involved in women’s health through her individualized care and advocacy for her female patients. Her experience in pharmacotherapeutics enables her to provide interprofessional, current, relevant and evidence-based care for individuals and populations.
Selena’s love of teaching led her to precept students. When one of her FAU students asked if she was interested in the DNP program, she initially thought it would not be financially feasible; however, she found out that preceptors could earn credits toward tuition. She then reached out to Dr. Susan Bulfin about FAU’s program and the next thing Selena knew, she was applying to the program.
In addition to graduating with honors, Selena was awarded a Clinical Excellence award and is a member of Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also worked with a classmate to co-create a quality improvement project around increased vaccination uptake for cervical cancer prevention. Her results were successful in helping to increase knowledge and vaccination rates for those at risk for cervical cancer.