Sunny McDaniel, APRN, FNP-BC, DNP


Nurse Practitioner

Location: Franklinton

Sunny McDaniel, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN is a family nurse practitioner certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  In May of 2010, Sunny graduated with honors from the primary care nurse practitioner program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) where she was the receipt of the “Most Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Award” given by faculty, preceptors and fellow students.  In order to receive one of the highest levels of education within her field, Sunny pursued the doctoral degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham where she completed her scholarly project on childhood obesity.  She was awarded her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in May 2013.

Sunny has spent the last six years working within the pediatric population. Recognizing the growing concern and needs of children with autism, Sunny enrolled in the Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program at the University of North Dakota in order to better serve this particular pediatric population. Her expected graduation date is the summer of 2017. In addition to practicing as a nurse practitioner at Children’s International Medical Group: Franklinton Clinic, Sunny is an assistant clinical professor at the LSUHSC School of Nursing.  Prior to joining the academic faculty at LSUHSC, Sunny was assistant professor at University of Utah where she taught in the DNP program as well as delivered primary care in Utah’s Juvenile Justice System. Sunny’s clinical, advocacy, and research interests include autism, telehealth, healthcare entrepreneurism and nurse practitioner’s scope of practice.

Miscellaneous Facts

  • Favorite Quote: 
    • “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ― Robert Frost
  • Most Inspired By:
    • My twin boys
  • Hobbies: 
    • Traveling
  • Favorite Movie:
    • The Bourne Series
  • Favorite Color: 
    • Green
  • Favorite Food:
    • Mexican & Italian
  • Favorite Cartoon:
    • Kung Fu Panda
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