Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses on the Forefront of Care

On episode 377 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Natalie Baker, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, GS-C, FAANP, FAAN, the President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), a national organization for advanced practice nurses caring for older adults.

GAPNA is the premier professional organization that represents the interests of advanced practice nurses, other clinicians, educators, and researchers involved in the practice or advancement of caring for older adults.

GAPNA members are active in academia, research, and a variety of settings across the health care continuum – including primary care, acute care, post-acute care, home care, and long-term care.

Across this broad spectrum, GAPNA provides opportunities for education, leadership, research, advocacy, networking, and the advancement of evidence-based care.

Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor at UAB School of Nursing. She maintains a nurse practitioner practice at a rural long-term care facility in north Alabama. She has been recognized by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. The Alabama State Nurses Association awarded her their annual teaching award in 2020 and in 2021, Dr. Baker was recognized by UAB School of Nursing as one of their 70 Visionary Leaders. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur.

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