DHS Employee Earns 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40

The Arkansas Center for Nursing is proud to announce the 2021 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40! Congratulations to these amazing nurse leaders!

Jennifer Shuler is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with 11 years of APRN experience. She graduated from Arkansas State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working in critical care for two years full time, she enrolled in UAMS College of Nursing seeking a Master of Nursing Science. She entered the program in Fall 2007 and graduated in December 2010. She achieved national board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in March of 2011. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association.

With 19 years of clinical experience in various practice settings, Jennifer has worked as a nurse technician, LPN, RN, and APRN in direct patient care. In 2018, she transitioned to administration working at the Arkansas Department of Human Services in the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services with the Treatment Team under the Arkansas Drug Director, Kirk Lane. With her provider status and varied background, she hopes to encourage other providers to become DEA waivered and provide office based opioid treatment to better the lives of Arkansans.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys time with her husband and daughter. With friends and family close by, she spends time with her loved ones frequently. She volunteers as a provider at Harmony Clinic, a free medical clinic in Little Rock.