Annie Abraham, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor and DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator
DNP Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
MSN The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
BSN Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey, Women’s University, Mumbai, India
Work and Education
Dr. Abraham is a Clinical Associate Professor and DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). Internationally revered for her nursing expertise, she uses a variety of strategies to teach her students in the classroom, online, lab, and clinical settings. Prior to her role at Baylor, she served as an Associate Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas, and as Adjunct FNP Clinical faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. Her professional background includes numerous years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) throughout the DFW Metroplex in different areas, including primary care, retail health and pain management. She also works as a FNP for Walmart Health.
She is the chair of the Missions Committee and serves on the following School of Nursing Committees at Baylor: Graduate Studies, Graduate Curriculum, Program Effectiveness DNP Project Committee. She also serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Nurses Christian Fellowship of Baylor University. She currently serves as an officer of the Sigma Theta Tau Eta Gamma Chapter.
Honors and Professional Organizations
Dr. Abraham is distinguished in her field. In the year 2000, she received the Nurse of the Year Award from Baylor Center for Pain Management. She is also an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and North Texas Nurse Practitioners. She has served in various leadership roles on professional committees such as Doswell Informatics Conference Advisory Committee, Bloodborne Pathogen Committee, NP Curriculum Review Committee, Continuing Program Improvement Committee, as well as many others.
She is a member of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) Clinical Workgroup, NONPF Annual Conference Planning Committee, and Texas Nurse Practitioners Nominating Committee.
Articles and Presentations
Dr. Abraham contributes to both nursing publications and nursing associations. She has published and presented on subjects related to primary care and nursing education.
Abraham, A. (2022). Adenovirus Conjunctivitis test. In Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation: An Evidence-Based Approach. (pp. 67–70). Springer Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1891/9780826188434.0012
Peer Reviewed Journals article
Abraham, A., Chaney, S., Huffman, A. & Kremer, K. (2015). Prediabetes and metabolic syndrome: Current trend. Clinician Reviews. 25(10):42-49
International Presentations - Podium
Abraham, A. (2023, March). Infertility in the third millennium: Implications for individual, family and society. Infertility: Every Miracle Takes Time (Virtual Conference). J Somaiya School & College of Nursing, Mumbai, India
Abraham, A. & Jones, R. (2022, June). Virtual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Online and Simulation Teaching and Learning Strategies Workshop, Rebekah Ann Naylor Nursing Institute, India, and Baylor LHSON, Bengaluru, India.
Spies, L. A., Jones, J. J., Petty, D. S., Abraham, A., & Standring, J. (2022, August) Increasing student engagement in the online learning environment: Developing the APN workforce. Advanced Practice Nursing Shaping the Future of Healthcare: We Learn. We Innovate. We Advance. International Council of Nurses NP/APN Network, Dublin, Ireland.
Petty, D., Jones, J. J., & Abraham, A. (2022, July). Videoconferencing Strategy Used to Increase Online Student Engagement in Graduate Students. Sigma International Research Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Huffman, A., Kremer, K., Abraham, A., & Chaney, S. (2017). Pre- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. II Encuentro Docentes y Estudiantes de Enfermeria: Enfermeria Basada en la Evidencia de la Teoria a la Practica- Investigacion Aplicada, Chiclayo, Peru
Huffman, S., Abraham, A., Howard, D., & Kremer, K. (2016). Clinical Simulation: A Tool for Learning in Nursing Education. Second International Congress of Nursing, Lima, Peru.
Regional, State, and National Presentations - Podium
Abraham, A. & Jones, R. (2022, September). Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Strategies for Prevention of Future Maternal Cardiovascular Disease. Texas Nurse Practitioners 34th Annual Fall Conference, Round Rock, TX.
Abraham, A. (2022, July). Strategies to Facilitate Online Student Engagement. 2022 Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO.
Abraham, A. & Jones, R. (2022, July). Transforming Clinical Immersion: Using Telehealth in Advanced Health Immersion. 2022 Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO.
Abraham, A. (2017, November) Developing a position statement for the ICN: Lessons learned. Presentation at Faculty Brown Bag Lunch. Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX.
Kremer, K., Huffman, A., Abraham, A., & Chaney, S. (2016, September). Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Podium Presentation at the Texas Nurse Practitioners 28th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
Abraham, A., Kremer, K., Huffman, A. & Howard, D. (2016, April). Development of a Collaborative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students. Podium Presentation) at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 42nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Abraham, A. (2014, September 5-6). Five New Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care. Podium Presentation at the Texas Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (2 sessions)
Regional, State, and National Presentations - Posters
Abraham, A., Nguyen, A., Archer, A., & Jones, L. (2020, August). Intermittent fasting as a possible treatment option in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Yes, no, or maybe? North Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference - “NPs: Advancing the Future of Healthcare.” Dallas, TX (Canceled due to Covid-19).
Asomani, G., & Abraham, A. (2019, May). A family-based intervention targeting childhood obesity among Ghanaian immigrants: Quality improvement project. Poster presentation at TWU Students Creative Arts and Research Symposium, Denton, TX.
Abraham, A., Cottrell, D., Kremer, K., Huffman, A. & Howard, D. (2014, April). Implementing Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program: A Method of Nurse Practitioner Student Skills Evaluation. Poster presentation at the North Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference, Dallas, TX.
Abraham, A. (2022-2023) CVS Health Foundation’s FNP/PA Scholarship Program, $4,000.00.
Zbrog, M (2020). Ask a professor: How Texas NPs can fight the rural health crisis. Meet the expert: Annie Abraham, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC. NPSchools.com. https://www.npschools.com/blog/guide-to-np-practice-in-texas
Giving back to the community, Dr. Abraham volunteers her time to help make a difference. She also served as a LHSON team mission leader for Bengaluru, India. She serves as a peer-reviewer for publications and presentations. Dr. Abraham is an active member of the Agape church and volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and youth ministry leader.