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Allen V. Prettyman

Allen V. Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC

Director - Nurse Managed Health Center
Assistant Professor School of Nursing

School of Nursing
355 McDowell Hall





  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, Human Development and Family Studies
  • MSN, Wilmington University, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN, Wilmington University
  • Diploma of Nursing, Nursing School of Wilmington


  • Family Nurse Practitioner 1995 – present

Research Interests

  • Nurse Managed Health Centers – Quality Indicators and Outcomes
  • E-learning for Adults

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Delaware Nurses Association 1990 - present

  • Member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 1995 - present

  • Member of APN Council of Delaware 1995 - present

  • Member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners 1998 - present

  • Member Delaware Board of Nursing - APN Issues Advisory Committee 2001 – present

  • Member Sigma Theta Tau International – Beta Xi Chapter 2003 – present

  • Member Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society – Family and Consumer Sciences 2005 – present

Honors & Awards

  • Delaware Nurse of the Year 1998
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Delaware State Award for Excellence 2001
  • Delaware Today - Excellence in Nursing Award - #1 Family Nurse Practitioner - 2013


  • Prettyman, A. V. (2011). Development of Professional Education Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators: Supporting Partnerships with Families (Doctoral dissertation).University of Delaware, Newark DE.
  • Greaney, J. L., Ray, C. A., Prettyman, A. V., Edwards, D. G., & Farquhar, W. B. (2010). Influence of increased plasma osmolality on sympathetic outflow during apnea.The American Journal of Physiology, 299, R1091-R1096.
    Prettyman, A., & Kapustin, J. (2009). Should NP Student Programs Continue to Require a Set Number of Direct Clinical Hours?. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(8), 590-591.
  • Erlinda Wheeler, Allen Prettyman, M. James Lenhard, Kim Tran (2008). Adherence to outpatient program postoperative appointments after bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 515-520.
  • Farquhar, W. B., Wenner, M. M., Delaney, E. P., Prettyman, A. V., & Stillabower, M. E. (2006). Sympathetic neural responses to increased osmolality in humans. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 291(5), H2181-2186. Epub: 2006 Jun 2109.
  • Wenner, M. M., Prettyman, A. V., Maser, R. E., & Farquhar, W. B. (2006). Preserved autonomic function in amenorrheic athletes. Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, Aug, 101(2), 590-597.
  • Farquhar, W.B., Paul, E.E. Prettyman, A.V. & Stillabower, M.E. (2005). Blood pressure and hemodynamic responses to an acute sodium load in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 99, 1545–1551.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Management, The American Journal of Nurse Practitioners; September 2001, Vol. 5, No 8, pg 27-32.
  • Focus on Primary Disease Prevention - A Model System, Nurse Practitioner World News; July/August 2000, Vol. 5, No 4.
  • Editorial Response - Funding APN’s Tuition Could Improve Care, The News Journal; September 13, 2000.

Scholarly Research-based Presentations

  • Overweight Grandchildren the Grandparents Perspective - Poster, 2006 Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Obesity Prevention: Promoting Child Health and Wellness in Early Childhood Curriculum – Presentation, 2006 Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • BMI & Breast Feeding the Relationship to the Development of Childhood Obesity - presentation, APN Council of Delaware – March 2006 Annual APN Clinical Conference
  • A team approach to the treatment of obesity, Abstract #44287 – Poster,The 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. 11/12/2002

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