Chris M. Bell, RN, BSN, MSN, ACNP-BC, a Registered Nurse & an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi

Get to know Registered Nurse & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Chris M. Bell, who serves patients in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Chris is a registered nurse & a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner who practices at Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi in Tupelo, Mississippi. His clinical expertise includes heart failure and arrhythmia management, multidisciplinary ICU experience, hemodynamic monitoring, the support and education of critically ill patients and their families, and monitoring protocol adherence.

Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi provides comprehensive, high-quality care and services. The premier physician provider aims to enhance access to preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic cardiovascular services, to be dedicated to cardiovascular education and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, to reduce disability and death from heart and vascular diseases, as well as to be a leader in the multidisciplinary approach to detection and management  of cardiovascular disease. 

Prior joining Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi in 2004, Chris worked as an acute care nurse practitioner at the Stern Cardiovascular Center (2003 – 2004), a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit of Baptist Memorial Hospital – East (1997 – 2003), a research nurse coordinator at the University of Tennessee, Memphis (1999 – 2002), and as a monitor technician/patient care assistant at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County (1995 – 1996). 

In regards to his educational background, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Memphis in 1998. Wanting to further his education, he attended the University of Tennessee, graduating with his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in 2002. He conducted his clinical rotations in: cardiology (VA, Memphis, Tony Flemming, FNP), pulmonary/critical care (Baptist Memphis, Emmel Golden, MD), and emergency medicine (Baptist Oxford, Scott Sanford, MD).

For the purpose of staying up to date in his field, Chris remains a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. In addition to being a local and national public speaker on several areas relating to his field, he has written a textbook on advanced heart failure. 

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

An acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) is a registered nurse who has completed an accredited graduate-level educational program that prepares them as a nurse practitioner. This program includes supervised clinical practice to acquire advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

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