Jennifer Dailey-Vail, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC is faculty in the College of Nursing graduate nursing program at the
University of Colorado and Clinical Director at Sheridan Health Services, a nurse
managed Federally Qualified Health Center. Additionally, she is an affiliated faculty member in the Center
for Global Health at the
University of Colorado and founding member of Global Nursing Education
Initiatives at the College of Nursing. Dr. Vail works as an educator, an
administrator and also maintains a clinical practice focusing on women’s health
promotion and prenatal care.
Additionally, Dr. Vail works as a
national health care consultant for outpatient women’s health clinics. Her
areas of expertise include decreasing clinic chaos, improving operations and
promoting patient centered care through the use of open access scheduling,
clinic redesign and systems efficiency.
Dr. Vail grew up on the Texas/Mexico
border area called the Rio Grand Valley. She has always been attracted to Latin
America, especially Mexico. She assisted in the third edition of the chapter,
Health and Illness in the Hispanic-American Community, in the book, Cultural
Diversity in Health and Illness by R. E. Spector. Later she worked in a
variety of nursing roles in Lima, Peru; the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; and
multiple areas in Mexico. Currently, she
is building a graduate nurse practitioner clinical student rotation in Quito
Dr. Vail received her BSN from
Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, her MS from Boston College in
Massachusetts, and her DNP from New Mexico State University.