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Joyce McCullers Varner DNP, ANP, GNP-C, GCNS
Professor and Track Coordinator for the Adult-Geron Primacy Care NP track and the BSN-DNP Adult-Geron Primary Care NP with Palliative Care subspecialty track

Adult Health Nursing Department

MSN University of Alabama Birmingham, 2010

DNP University of South Alabama, 2007

MSN University of South Alabama, 2000

BSN Auburn University Montgomery, 1999

ADN George Wallace Community College Selma, 1994

Research and Areas of Interest:
Adult Health


Retention of Nursing Personnel in Long-Term Care

Aging RNs in the State of Alabama

Dementia Care Issues

Palliative Care and Elders

Advance Practice Issues

Courses Taught:
Adult-Geron Nurse Practitioner didactic and clinical courses

DNP Core Courses

DNP Residency Courses

Board of Directors Westminster Village

Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Older People Nursing

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)

American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Southern Gerontological Society (SGS)

Alabama Gerontological Society (Professional of the Year 2011 and 2013)

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)

Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association

Member Alabama Elder Justice Alliance

Alabama State Nurses Association (past president)

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Sigma Phi Omega

Alpha Theta Chi

Golden Key National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi

Other Activities:
Mentoring future Adult-Geron and Hospice and Palliative Care nurse practitioners

Mentoring DNP students

Professional organizational involvement

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