201 Rout Center for Women and Infants
Memphis, TN 38103
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Memphis, TN 38163
Dr. Bellflower, a native of the Mississippi Delta, is currently the lead faculty for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Manager of the NNP service at the Regional Medical Center, Memphis (The Med). She has been teaching in the NNP program since 2000. The Med Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU), a 65 bed Level III NICU, is her main practice site and provides clinical practice for the majority of the NNP students. Respiratory distress, developmental care of the newborn, and growth of the premature infants are her majors areas of interest in the NICU, but her other major areas of interest include development and nurturing of NNPs and the NNP role in hospitals and the community.
Dr. Bellflower is a member of the Multidisciplinary Advisory Board for the Vermont Oxford Research Network, an active member of National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), past program chairman for the Memphis Area Association of Neonatal Nurses, and is a member of ANA and TNA. She is the manager of the NNP service at The Med and is involved with numerous committees and groups within the hospital.