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

Instructor, Nurse Practitioner


Jennifer Dailey-Vail

Jennifer.Dailey-Vail@ucdenver.edu

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.