Betty Lang, DNP, FNP-C

Betty Lang, DNP, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
Community Mental Health Nursing


  • DNP, University of Tennessee, 2006
  • MSN, University of Mississippi, 1994
  • BSN, University of Mississippi, 1993
  • ADN, Hinds Jr. College, 1984

Specialized Training

  • IHI Chronic Care Model Asthma Collaborative team leader and faculty training, 1999
  • HIV clinician training, Howard University, 2002
  • Mental Health Therapist certification, 2007
  • Diabetes Residency, University of MS Medical Center, 2008

Research Interests

  •  Diabetes in primary care
  • Medication induced diabetes in psychiatric populations
  • Management of asthma in primary care

Ongoing Research Support

  • Advanced Nursing Education HRSA grant to provide education for preceptors of NP students.

Selected Publications

  • Harris, S., Lang, B., Percy, R. & Patronas, C. (2016). Reducing 30-day readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Medsurg Nursing 25:6, 403-406.


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning
  • Residency I
  • Residency II
  • Residency III
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nursing I
  • Family Nursing I Practicum
  • Family Nursing II
  • Family Nursing Practicum II
  • Family Nursing III
  • Family Nursing Practicum III
  • Critical Analysis of Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Honors and Awards

  • G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center Provider of the Year
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar Recipient
  • Outstanding Community Health Center Advanced Practice Professional of the Year