University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shelby A Jensen, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor


Shelby A Jensen

Shelby Jensen is a Clinical Assistant Professor in both the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Office of Experiential Programs. Her service to the Office of Experiential Programs (OEP) includes preceptor development, experiential site visits, and management of student introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs).

Dr. Jensen earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. She completed a PGY-1 community-based pharmacy residency with the University of Kansas and Balls Food Stores in Overland Park, Kansas. She holds a teaching certificate from The University of Kansas Health System. Dr. Jensen became a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) in 2020.

Research Activities/Interests
Dr. Jensen’s interests center around the areas of pharmacist-provided clinical services in the community setting, community practice transformation, workplace authenticity, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Jensen is currently leading a workgroup within the Academia-CPESN Transformation Pharmacy Collaborative to develop a framework for experiential learning departments to evaluate and incorporate community practice transformation into the student learning experience.
Teaching Activities
Dr. Jensen teaches the laboratory-based Intro to Contemporary Compounding (PHPR 572) course. She coordinates, provides instructional sessions, and schedules all four Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Courses: Community IPPE (PHPR 602), Institutional IPPE (PHPR 604), Drug Information IPPE (PHPR 606), and Patient Care IPPE (PHPR 608). Dr. Jensen also lends her expertise in advanced community practice to the pharmacotherapy lab sequences for P2s and P3s. She can be found guest lecturing in other PharmD courses or speaking to student organizations on community practice transformation, the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), community-based residency, and the Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative.
Nationally, Dr. Jensen is actively involved in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), recently serving as an abstract reviewer, poster judge, and member of the Immunization Reference Guide Task Force. She is a member of the Laboratory Instructors, Experiential Education, and ACT Pharmacy Collaborative Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In 2020, Dr. Jensen was named to the ACT Task Force as a Faculty Appointee. Locally, she is also a member of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. In addition to her extensive service to OEP, Dr. Jensen serves the college on the Communications Committee, by advising student pharmacists through the Pharmacy Family Program, and mentoring students through student organization-mediated activities such as mock interview nights and CV reviews.
Awards and Recognition
  • 2021 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award for Nebraska
  • 2020-21 Award for Excellence in Experiential Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy