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Rachel Mack


Rachel Mack, PhD, DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE


I am a family nurse practitioner, certified nurse educator, and an Associate Professor of Nursing at Frontier Nursing University.  I have been teaching nursing for over ten years, am a self-proclaimed writing expert, and practice one day a week in a family practice clinic. The focus of my research is prescription drug abuse and nurse practitioner regulation.  My job, my goal as an instructor and practitioner, is to teach, motivate, and inspire my students and patients. I must strive to be the person my students and patients look up to for knowledge and guidance. My wish is to end each day with the sense of accomplishment knowing that I made a positive impact on at least one student or patient.  I am dedicated to furthering the NLN’s mission and vision in promoting excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health.


  • 2014-2017 – Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners, Secretary


  • 2017 – NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat
    2018 – NLN LEAD Program


  • 2008-present
    American Gulf International Consulting
    International Healthcare Consultant

    Frontier Nursing University
    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    American Institute of Healthcare Quality 
    Certified Professional in Infection Control Course Instructor

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    Peer Evaluator

    Deer Creek Family Health Care & Wellness Clinic
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Family Healthcare and Minor Emergency Clinic
    Family Nurse Practitioner 

    Oklahoma City University-Kramer School of Nursing
    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Oklahoma City University-Kramer School of Nursing
    Adjunct Professor of Nursing


  • August 2013 – September 2016
    Degree, Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing Education
    Oklahoma City University
    Kramer School of Nursing 
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Dissertation:  FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone and the Effect on Nurse Practitioner Pain Management Practices

    August 2011 – May 2013
    Degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice – Clinical
    Oklahoma City University
    Kramer School of Nursing
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Capstone Project:  Decreasing Prescription Drug Abuse in the Clinical Setting

    October 2008 – June 2010
    Degree, Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
    Frontier Nursing University
    Hyden, Kentucky

    August 2006 – May 2007
    Degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Oklahoma City University
    Kramer School of Nursing
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    January 2000 – December 2005
    Degree, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
    Oklahoma City Community College
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners
    Athens Institute for Education and Research
    International Nurses Association
    National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
    National League for Nursing
    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Collaborative 
    Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., International Honor Society of Nursing Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large