Denise Schentrup, DNP, APRN, BC

Denise SchentrupClinical Associate Professor and

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 4219

Telephone: 352-273-6345
Fax: 352-273-6568

Dr. Schentrup is responsible for administrative tasks related to the College’s Faculty Practice Association. She is the Clinical Director of Archer Family Health Care, the College of Nursing’s nurse led health center.  She supervises the clinical staff and provides oversight of the day to day operations of the practice and the Quality Improvement Program.  She is a member of the implementation team for the electronic health record and provides leadership in the clinical documentation piece within the electronic health record.  She is a member of the national consortium of the AllianceChicago and participates on a subcommittee to improve clinical documentation within the electronic health record.


Dr. Schentrup has taught in graduate courses including Advanced Health Assessment and Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing. She teaches in the clinical setting as a preceptor for adult and family nurse practitioner students and leads DNP students in their DNP quality improvement projects.


Dr. Schentrup was the project director of an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Grant at Archer Family Health Care funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. She is currently the project director of a Florida Blue Foundation Award that will support an innovative interprofessional practice model between the College of Nursing and the College of Dentistry.

Clinical Practice/Research

Dr. Schentrup serves as clinical director and lead nurse practitioner of Archer Family Health Care. She maintains a clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner. She provides quality, affordable care to individuals and families of Archer, Florida, and surrounding rural areas. She serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and provides oversight to faculty practice initiatives. She serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Faculty Practice Association Board. She is a member of the Gainesville community’s Safety Net Collaborative and is the Vice President of the Rural Health Partnership Board of Directors.

Area of Interest

Dr. Schentrup’s area of interests are rural health, quality improvement, health information exchange and interprofessional team-based care.


Dr. Schentrup received her BS in nursing and her MN as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Florida.  She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Rush University.

Selected Publications

  • Schentrup, D., Whalen, K., Black, E.W., Blue, A. & Chacko, L. (2018). Building interprofessional team effectiveness in a nurse-led rural health center. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 12, 86-90.
  • Schentrup, D. (2018). Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma in Primary Care. Clinician Reviews.28(1):16-18,20-21.
  • Popovich, D.M., Schentrup, D., & McAlhany, A.L. (2010). Recognizing and diagnosing abdominal migraines. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 24 (6), 372-377.