Tracey Bell

Tracey Bell

Assistant Professor, clinical track, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program Assistant Director | DNP, MSN, NNP-BC


Dr Tracey Bell is an Assistant Professor-Clinical track at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In addition, she is assistant director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program.   Dr Bell graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. Her Doctor of Nursing Practice was obtained from Duke University in 2011.

Prior to becoming a NNP, Dr Bell worked as a nurse in women’s health and the neonatal intensive care unit. After practicing as a NNP for 10 years, the decision was made to obtain her Doctor of Nursing Practice. The focus after graduation with her DNP was to begin working in academia.  She has always had a passion for supporting the education of future NNPs.  Since that time, she has been worked with two graduate programs and a doctorate program.   

An area of interest for Dr Bell is expansion of the nursing role in global aspect.  As part of an innovative initiative with the Global Collaborating Center, she has developed a nursing education curriculum for the neonatal nurses in Kazan, Russia.  She is also providing nursing education as part of a grant with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for neonatal nurses and midwives in Ghana, Africa.

In addition to sharing the various aspects of the NNP role internationally, Dr Bell has been involved in attempts to rectify the issue of lack of diversity in higher education.  She is working in her professional path is to identify and implement strategies and interventions that will increase diversity in recruitment and retention of minority studies and minority nursing faculty.  

Currently Dr Bell is active in both academia and clinical practice with clinical affiliations in Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC.  

Areas of Expertise

Nursing Education