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Wanda T. Bradshaw, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, PNP, CCRN

Assistant Professor
(919) 681-3243
3045 Pearson Building

Wanda Bradshaw is the Specialty Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist specialties in the MSN Program. She has extensive experience in neonatal critical care and is a certified instructor in PALS, and BLS. She is also a certified instructor for the AAP-NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and has provided NRP instruction for Duke University Medical Center housestaff since 2002.

Ms. Bradshaw earned a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty and a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has served as an item writer for neonatal certification examinations for the CCRN and the National Certification Corporation. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science in Nursing Program


  • MSN - Duke University

Research Interests

● Endotracheal suctioning
● Infant nutrition
● Legal issues pertaining to neonatal care

Awards and Honors

  • 1998 || The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina
  • 1996 || Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • 1996 || Thelma Ingles Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Epsilon Chapter
  • 1996 || Who’s Who in Health Science Education
  • 1991 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 1988 || Certificate of Appreciation, Life Flight and Life Care

Areas of Expertise

  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26340035 Hartz, L. E. and Bradshaw, W. and Brandon, D. H. Potential NICU Environmental Influences on the Neonate's Microbiome: A Systematic Review. Adv Neonatal Care. October, 2015 15(5); 324-35 PMC4583357
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24858667 DeLoache, K. B. and Bradshaw, W. T. Mosaic trisomy 9 hematopoietic chimera. Adv Neonatal Care. June, 2014 14(3); 165-71
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24675628 Garro, S. J. and Bradshaw, W. T. Sturge-Weber syndrome: a case study. Adv Neonatal Care. 14(2); 96-102
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24675625 Nelson, M. A. and Bradshaw, W. T. Use of benzodiazepines as anxiolytics in neonates: are we there yet? Adv Neonatal Care. 14(2); 78-85
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24472884 Lollis, T. R. and Bradshaw, W. T. Fungal prophylaxis in neonates: a review article. Adv Neonatal Care. 14(1); 17-23
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23985472 Poyner, S. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. Jeune syndrome: considerations for management of asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Neonatal Netw. Sep-Oct, 2013 32(5); 342-52
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22908051 Parker, M. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. and Smith, H. R. Heart for bonding: a new protocol of care for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Neonatal Netw. 31(5); 305-9
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22908049 Doyle, K. J. and Bradshaw, W. T. Sixty golden minutes. Neonatal Netw. September, 2012 31(5); 289-94
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22301538 Love, L. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. Efficacy of inhaled nitric oxide in preterm neonates. Adv Neonatal Care. 12(1); 15-20
  • 2012 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Pulmonary disorders. In Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing edited by Watson, R. L.. 2012; pp. 31-38. : Elsevier Saunders. 2012 31-38


Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Mental Health Assessment for Pediatric Advance Practice Nurses

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    07/2007 to 06/2010
    Role: Faculty

    Three-year grant to educate nurses through innovative and strengthened curriculum at the Master’s level.

  • Accelerated Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner for the Family Nurse Practitioner

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    HRSA AEN 33718
    07/2006 to 06/2009
    Role: Faculty

    Purpose: To offer a creative and innovative educational solution using distance-learning technologies to meet the needs of full-time FNPs working in pediatric acute care.

  • Combined NNP/PNP Program for Rural Health

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    07/2001 to 06/2004
    Role: Faculty

    Purpose: Graduate education with a focus on rural health issues.

  • Tracheal trauma: PEEP v ZEEP. Comparison of 2 endotracheal suctioning methods.

    Tri Service Nursing Research, U.S. Department of Defense
    07/1996 to 07/1999
    Role: Investigator
  • Bacterial Count in Continuously Infused Commercially Prepared Infant Formula

    ICN Glaxo Research Fund
    07/1995 to 06/1996
    Role: PI
Friday, August 12, 2016

Wanda Bradshaw and Ruby Wilson were recently celebrated at the Chancellor's luncheon for their years of service to Duke Health. Bradshaw celebrated 42 years and Wilson celebrated 58 years.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Debra Brandon, Wanda Bradshaw and MSN graduate Lacey Hartz co-author an article entitled "Potential NICU Environmental Influences on the Neonate's Microbiome: A Systematic Review" in the Advances in Neonatal Care.

Emily Burkett, MSN'11, and Assistant Professor Wanda Bradshaw published an article entitled "Neonatal tuberculosis: Neonatal intensive care unit  considerations in the United States" in Advances in Neonatal Care.