Bobby B. Bellflower DNSc, NNP
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 an Associate Professor for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and practices at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Regional One Health in Memphis. She has been teaching in the NNP program since 2000. Regional One Health Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU), a 65 bed Level IIIb NICU, is her main practice site and provides clinical practice for many of the NNP students. Pain management in newborns and leadership are her major areas of interest, but other areas of interest include professional development of NNPs and the NNP role in hospitals and the community.
Dr. Bellflower is a past member of the Multidisciplinary Advisory Board for the Vermont Oxford Research Network, an active member of National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP) where she is on the national program planning committee and the Research committee, past program chairman for the Memphis Area Association of Neonatal Nurses, and is a member of ANA, TNA and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). For the past five years, she served as the manager of the NNP service at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and was involved with numerous committees and groups within the hospital.