Denotra Gaillard

Associate Professor

Denotra Gaillard

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

College of Nursing
Department of Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program

The Graduate School

College of Nursing

Department of The Graduate School


I have been a practicing professional registered nurse for several years with more than 20 years of academic and family nurse practitioner experience to include curriculum development, instruction, and faculty practice in high risk settings (Emergency Department, Women Health, Occupational-Wellness Clinic and the West Central Georgia Health District/Public Health Department (Ryan White HIV Clinic)). In addition, I have served on the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition for 3 years, providing mobile unit primary prevention services to rural, medically undeserved women in a 12 county catchment area in West Central Georgia. As a senior and lead faculty for Augusta University’s DNP Program, my role as course and clinical coordinator for large student populations in on-line didactic platform affords me a skill set for managing and evaluating student performances in primary care to include adult health, geriatrics and their final practicum.

  • (706) 721-2451
  • Augusta University-CON


  • DNP, Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Medical College of Georgia, 2007

  • MS, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Georgia State University, 1994

  • BSN, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Tuskegee University, 1984

  • AA, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Columbus State University, 1978


  • CCNE Evaluator Certification 2015

  • Immunizations 2005

  • Learning Experience Agreement GBON; GHA requirement, 2003

  • ARNP State of GA, 1997

  • RN State of GA, 1980

  • RNL State of GA, 1980

  • FNP American Acad. of Nurse Practi, 2009

  • FNP American Acad. of Nurse Practi, 1994

  • Georgia NP 1994

  • Alabama RN Alabama Board of Nursing, 1980

  • CPR American Heart Association, 2014

  • PPD

  • RNL Secretary of State, 1997

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 8314

    FNP II: Health Promotion
  • NURS 7985

    Independent Study - DNP
  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 8311

    FNP I: Hlth Prom. & Pri. Care
  • NURS 7450

    Adv Prac Nurs Roles in Society
  • NURS 8550

    Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 8317

    FNP III: Health Promotion
  • NURS 7430

    Pharm for Adv Pract Nurses

Teaching Interests

Advance Practice Nursing
Women Health


Selected Recent Publications

  • A 16 year old female with nipple discharge, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Women Health-Cervical Screening
Herzberg Theory on Job Satisfaction -Job satisfaction in nurses.

Department Service

  • Policy Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Competency Committee Meeting 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • DNP Project Team Leader - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • CCNE Evaluator 2015 - Present

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 2015 - Present

    Role: Member