Candice Lisa Elam
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Candice Lisa Elam, DNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner Resident

Education and training

Graduate -- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Rutgers University
Undergraduate -- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Thomas Edison State University

Professional experience & accomplishments

Candice has worked in urban emergency departments in northern New Jersey and in HIV clinical trials research at Rutgers University. In nurse practitioner school, she participated in a global health practicum where she observed health care delivery in village dispensaries, clinics, and regional hospitals in Tanzania. Candice also co-authored a letter to the editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, highlighting the need for HIV-related professional development for acute care nurses. For her DNP scholarly project, Candice combined her experience in emergency nursing with her interest in HIV prevention by conducting a nationwide survey of emergency nurses’ perspectives on and experience with performing HIV screening in the emergency department. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been working to combat COVID-19 misinformation in the American Muslim community by participating in panel discussions through the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Faith Initiative and broadcasts on American Muslim 360 radio.