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Jennifer Dailey-Vail, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC

Instructor, Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Dailey-Vail

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 Ecuador.

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.  

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
​DNP ​New Mexico State University ​Nursing ​2016
Certificate University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
Post Master’s Certificate Program
Women’s Health
Certificate Planned Parenthood of
the Rocky Mountains
Denver, CO
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner 1995
MS Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Maternal Child Nursing
Pediatric Focus
BS Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX Nursing 1986
Title Organization Year
Mini Residency Recipient United States Public
Health Service

1994 & 1995

Federal Loan Repayment Program United States Public
Health Service
Nursing Foundation Scholarship Recipient Massachusetts 1990
National Honor Society Alpha Chi 1986
National Honor Society Phi Eta Sigma 1986
​​Dailey-Vail is the only WHNP-BC provider at Sheridan Health Services, which is a nurse-managed center funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions. She provides primary health care services to women of all ages, including physical assessments, immunizations, minor acute care, management of stable chronic disease conditions, prenatal care, and referrals for complex and emergent care.