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Denise Schentrup - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Denise Schentrup

Clinical Associate Professor/Associate Dean | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Denise Schentrup serves as clinical director of Archer Family Health Care, the UF College of Nursing’s nurse-led clinic.


Denise Schentrup serves as clinical director and lead nurse practitioner of Archer Family Health Care, the UF College of Nursing’s nurse-led clinic. She maintains a clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner and provides quality, affordable care to individuals and families of the small, rural town of Archer, Florida, and surrounding rural areas. She also serves as the College of Nursing’s associate dean for clinical affairs, providing oversight to faculty practice initiatives, teaching in the clinical setting as a preceptor for adult and family nurse practitioner students and leading Doctor of Nursing Practice students in their capstone projects. Denise is a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a board member of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Interprofessional Team-based Care

Quality Improvement

Rural Health

Health Information Exchange

Media Appearances (2)

Denise Schentrup: Don’t forget about rural health needs

Gainesville Sun  online


This has been an historic year for many reasons, not the least of which being because the World Health Organization designated it the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This designation could not come at a more appropriate time, as nurses this year have been key to combating the coronavirus worldwide.

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Expanded Telehealth Has Provided a Boost for Rural America. Will It Last?

U.S. News  online


For example, in Archer, Florida – a town of 1,000 people near Gainesville – the Archer Family Health Care clinic typically sees about 6,000 patients per year, and its visits have been roughly halved in the last two months, says Denise Schentrup, the practice's clinical director. Until CMS recently announced it would pay rural health clinics $92 per telehealth visit, the clinic was providing care without knowing how it would be reimbursed – a challenge given rural health clinics already operate on thin margins.

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Articles (2)

Towards implementing SNOMED CT in nursing practice: A scoping review

International Journal of Medical Informatics

Junglyun Kim, et al.


Currently, it is rare for nursing data to be available in data repositories due to the quality of nursing data collected in clinical practice. To improve the quality of nursing data, the American Nurses Association recommends the use of Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) for coding nursing problems, interventions, and observations in electronic health records.

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Evaluation of Functional Outcomes for Adult Patients After Distal Radius Fracture Treated With Volar Plate Fixation Versus Nonsurgical Care

Journal of Trauma Nursing

Rachel Heidgerd, et al.


Distal radius fractures are one of the most common fractures patients experience. Although there are a variety of treatments, there is a lack of standardization as it relates to treatment of such fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare treatment outcomes between surgical and nonsurgical care of distal radius fractures to inform evidence-based guidelines for the management of distal radius fractures.

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