Naila Russell

Part Time Clinical Instructor & Course Designer - Didactic
  • School of Nursing


  • Northwestern Michigan College: ADN
  • University of Phoenix: BSN
  • University of Michigan-Flint: DNP


  • Registered Nurse: MD, D.C.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner: MD
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: ANCC

About Me

I have been an adjunct faculty member for Nursing@Simmons since fall of 2015. I have had the pleasure of teaching NURP 570, NURP 450 and NURP 670. I was previously the course lead for NURP 450 and am currently a senior section instructor. I had the creative opportunity to revise NURP 450 and NURP 500 and develop NURP 670 for the Nursing@Simmons Program. I have taught at the undergraduate level for Spring Hill College and the College of Southern Maryland. I am passionate about mentoring new practitioners and inspiring them to advocate for patients and the nurse practitioner profession.

What I Teach

  • NURP 450: Healthcare Systems: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • NURP 670: Health Policy

Research/Special Projects

  • Harvard Medical School Media and Medicine Program

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Southern District Director for Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
  • Board Member for Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
  • Legislative Committee member for Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners