Shinel M. Stephens received her B.S. in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia (1991) and her M.S. in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Virginia (1999).
She has worked clinically as a registered nurse in transplant surgery, GYN oncology, and labor & delivery for a total of eight years. Subsequent employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner included Correctional Medical Services, Saint Augustine's College Student Health, and North Carolina Central University Student Health and Counseling Services for a total of fifteen years.
She served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University from 2002-2012 and accepted a full time position as Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, spring 2014. She has also served as Educator at Thomas Healthcare Institute and Care One Institute. Her area of interest is preconception and interconception health.
She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of North Carolina National League of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.