Damon B Cottrell, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC


Damon Cottrell

Dr. Cottrell is a Professor at Texas Woman's University (TWU). Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Antonio with a nursing diploma and a bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from TWU. He holds a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Indiana State University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Robert Morris University. Dr. Cottrell holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Cottrell's experience spans over three decades and includes practice as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse within emergency, acute, and urgent care settings. His expertise extends to a myriad of roles, including Staff Nurse, Clinical Coordinator, Supervisor, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, and Director, along with his academic appointments. Dr. Cottrell holds certification and licensure as an adult acute and critical care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. He is a past Chair of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Certification Corporation. Dr. Cottrell has published multiple articles and presented at the local, regional, and national levels about various topics in clinical practice.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler; Post-Masters, Indiana State University
  • D.N.P., Robert Morris University
  • M.S., Texas Woman's University
  • B.S., Texas Woman's University
  • Other, Baptist School of Health Professions


  • LGBTQ+ health and disparity
  • Emergency/urgent Care
  • Professional aspects of advanced nursing practice