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Aprel Ventura

Dr. Aprel Ventura

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ventura is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She has clinical experience in home health and hospice nursing. Dr. Ventura has nursing education experience in online and face-to-face settings to both RN to BSN and generic nursing students. Dr. Ventura's areas of research interest include community health, palliative care, cardiovascular disease and communication.


PhD, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

MSN, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

BSN, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Research Interest

Dr. Ventura's research interests include: community health, palliative care, cardiovascular disease, and communication.

Publications and Scholarly Activities


Ventura, A.F., Horne, C.E., Crane, P.B., & Sears, S. (2020). Exploring the experiences of individuals with an insertable cardiac monitor: Making the decision for device insertion. Heart & Lung, 49(1), 86-91.

Ventura, A.F., Horne, C.E., Crane, P.B., & Sears, S. (2020). Living with an insertable cardiac monitor: Influences on self-care management. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(2), 123-129.  

Scholarly Activities

Poster Presentation, Womack Research Symposium, Living with an Insertable Cardiac Monitor: Influences on Self-Care and Quality of Life. May 2018 

Professional Experiences and Memberships

Professional Experiences

Primary Care RN Certification, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC, 2019

Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University, 2018-present

Lecturer, Fayetteville State University, 2016-2018

Lecturer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2015-2016

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Pembroke, 2012-2014

Nursing Faculty, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2008-2012

Extensive clinical experience as a Registered Nurse

Certified Nurse Educator, 2012- present     

Professional Memberships

2020-Present   Fayetteville State University Omega Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Vice President; Governance Committee Chair

2017-2020          Fayetteville State University Honor Society, Charter member                              

                              Sigma Theta Tau International, member

American Heart Association, member

Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Nu chapter

Southern Nursing Research Society