Jennifer Lewis DNP, APRN-CNP

Dr. Lewis is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who has been working as clinical instructor for the Department of Urology at the University of Oklahoma since 2011. She completed her terminal doctorate degree in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma. During her studies for her doctoral degree she developed, in conjunction with Drs. Slobodov and Frimberger, the REACH transition clinic. She created key documents and processes used for the transition program to facilitate successful matriculation of congenital neurogenic bladder patients from the pediatric to adult health care setting. She has since been heavily involved in research pertaining to this vulnerable population. She has discussed this work with a panel at the NIH in 2015 on the research needs of congenitalism patients. Dr. Lewis has had several publications in peer-reviewed journals associated with this work as well. Since that time, the REACH clinic has been a core focus for continued research studies. As such, there have been numerous posters, podium, and other presentations at the regional and national level on the neurogenic bladder population. In addition to her research, she is committed to the residents’ and fellows’ clinical rotation experience. She works as a mentor to assist in enrichment of their rotations and experiences in the clinic. Dr. Lewis serves as the lead APP and clinical educator within her department. She has created and implemented urology specific competencies for the clinical nurses and staff to assure timely and consistent training on crucial urologic clinic processes. Dr. Lewis serves as an AUA APP Ambassador and is a member of the AUA APP Membership Committee. She is affiliated with the Society of Urologic Nursing Association (SUNA) MA Task Force Committee on development of uniformed competency and certification of medical assistants in urology. At the local level, she is focused on advocacy for APPs at the University of Oklahoma and OU Health.