Dr. Molly Bradshaw

Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Associate Professor & DNP Coordinator


  • ADN Eastern Kentucky University
  • BSN Eastern Kentucky University
  • MSN University of Kentucky
  • DNP Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Research/Academic Interests

Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC is an Associate Professor, DNP Program Coordinator, and Faculty Innovator at Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her undergraduate nursing degrees at EKU (1998, 2001), her Master’s Degree at the University of Kentucky (2005), and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (2016). She is nationally board certified as both a family and women’s health nurse practitioner. She maintains an active clinical practice at First Choice Immediate Care, in Columbia, Kentucky.

Her 23-year career in nursing includes diverse positions including staff nurse (labor & delivery and the operating room), school nurse, nurse manager, nurse practitioner, and active service in the United States Navy Nurse Corp. Her academic scholarship is rooted in teaching innovation, use of infographics/social media, and the DNP Project. Clinically she is published on subjects such as prescribing habits of nurse practitioners and chronic disease management including hypertension, COPD, obesity, and multiple sclerosis. She currently serves as Chair-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Steering Committee for the Practice Leadership Network and is the CEO of DNPmollyB, LLC. She has recently published a book in collaboration with Springer Publishing company entitled, “The DNP Project Workbook: A Step By Step Process for Success,” and is the co-host of the DNP Project Podcast.

Areas of Clinical Practice

  • Primary Care and Women’s Health


  • American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC): Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Credentialing Center (NCC): Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Bradshaw’s recent work can be found in several journals including:
  • Leithead, C., Bradshaw, M., Salmond, S., & Dreker, M. R. (2020). Experiences of multiple sclerosis patients with self-management of fatigue: a qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(3), 619-625.
  • Benenson, I., Waldron, F. A., & Bradshaw, M. J. (2020). Treating hypertension in older adults: Beyond the guidelines. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 32(3), 193-199.
  • Bradshaw, M. J. (2020). Practical Tips for Use of Audio Feedback on Student Writing Assignments. Nurse Educator, 45(2), 66-67.
  • Benenson, I., Waldron, F. & Bradshaw, M. (2019). Endocrine Hypertension: A Primer for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, 15(10), p782-786. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.08.028
  • Bradshaw, M. J. (2019). Seven Practical Tips for DNP Projects in Faith-Based Settings. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(4), 210.
  • Ohar, J., Putcha, N., & Bradshaw, M. (2018). Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap: Diagnostic and Management Challenges. Journal of Family Practice, 67(10), S46-S46.
She has also recently co-authored a book, a book chapter, and co-hosts a Podcast:

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Nurse Practitioner at First Choice Immediate Care, Columbia, Kentucky
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Kentucky Coalition for Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwives
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)
  • Sigma
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Practice Leadership Network Steering Committee, Chair-Elect


  • Spirit of the School of Nursing Award, Rutgers School of Nursing Received 2017This award is granted by the staff at Rutgers School of Nursing to one faculty member who exemplifies the “spirit” of the Rutgers School of Nursing.
  • New Jersey Health Foundation Teaching Excellence Award Received 2014This award requires nomination from the student body. It includes all faculty in the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences including medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other allied health professions. It is granted to one faculty member each year for teaching excellence.

Military Service

  • United States Navy, Nurse CorpsOperation Enduring, Iraqi Freedom Veteran