University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mark Darby, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Mark Darby, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C
Mr. Darby has dual certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • 2012, BSN, UNMC
  • 2017, MSN, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Effectiveness of Nursing in primary care of chronic illness
  • Use of Creative Writing in professional and personal development
  • Nurses telling their own stories
Grant Support
  • June 2023-June 2024 Title: Community Driven Solutions to Reduce Health Disparities, Award Amount: $75,000, Role: Darby, M PI
  • July 2020-July 2022 Source: UNMC Diversity Grant- Title: UNMC Creative Writing Awards, Award Amount: $50,000, Role: Darby, M PI, Petersen, M Co-PI
  • July 2019-Present Title: A State-wide Nursing Education Model for Improving Primary Health Care in Nebraska, Health Resource and Service Administration, Award Amount: $2.6 million, Kathryn Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAAN, FAAN, Site Investigator, Role: Content Expert
  • June 2019-Present Title: A State-Wide Primary Care NP Residency through an Academic-Practice Partnership, LeeAnn Holmes DNP, APRN, Resident Mentor, Role: Content Expert
  • 2018-2022 Title: HRSA Intensive Primary Care Grant, Role: Site Coordinator
  • Darby, M. (2019) The Way of Johnson Tower, American Journal of Nursing, Vol 119(12):72.
  • Darby, M. (2017) Shut Up and Let the Women Speak, American Journal of Nursing (Reflections Column), Volume 117(12), December 2017, p 72
  • Darby, M., (2015) Nurses: The Right and Rites to Write, Right? Creative Nursing. 21(2):115-8.
  • Darby, M., (2014) Learning outside of a classroom. Nursing 2014 Oct;44(10):69. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000453706.49037.22.
  • Darby, M., (2004) Good as (un)golden. A set of tactics and some understanding will help you get through to those difficult employees. Contemporary Longterm Care. 27(3):14-7.
  • Darby, M. (1991 to 1998) Contributing Editor. Journal of Nursing Jocularity.
  • UNMC Creative Writing Project.
  • Clinic Director, North Omaha Area Health (NOAH), 2012 to Present.
  • Teacher and Founder, North Omaha Academy of Healthy Living, 2015 to Present.
  • Family NP/Psych NP Charles Drew Health Center 2017 to Present.

  • 2019 Executive Fellowship Nebraska Medicine Addictive Medicine.
  • 2018 Founder Award North Omaha Area Health.
  • 2016 Champion of Change Award North Omaha Area Health.