The Intersection of an Aging Society, Climate Change, and Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioners

On episode 440 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, FNP, GNP, FAANP, a dually credentialed family & gerontological nurse practitioner. In the course of their conversation Keith and Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro discuss our aging society, the effects of climate change on older adults, and other issues salient to this time in history when adult gerontological nurse practitioners are needed more than ever.

Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro has her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Drexel University, and at the time of this interview she is the President Elect of GAPNA the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro received the Pennsylvania State Award for Excellence from AANP in 2019 and the Distinguished Nursing Educator Award from the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. In 2020, she received the GAPNA Excellence in Education Award.

Inducted in 2022 as a Fellow of FAANP Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro has several publications, Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro’s most recent publication is “Chronic Disease Screening and Health Promotion for Older Men” in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro will also be presenting on the Effects of Climate Change in Older Adults at the AANP and GAPNA Conferences in 2023.

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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. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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