Shanda Vinson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University in 2006. She then obtained a Master of Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2012. Shanda holds an American Nurses Credentialing Center of Family Nurse Practitioner certification. She's a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP).
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