Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

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Joan E. King, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP
Professor of Nursing

Joan KingDr. Joan King is a certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who assisted in writing the first national certification exam. She practices at the Preanesthesia Evaluation Clinic at Vanderbilt Medical Center and has played a primary role in the development of Vanderbilt’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty program.  Her area of interest is in cardiovascular diseases both surgical and medical.  Through numerous grants, Dr. King has developed both a modified distance option for experienced RNs wishing to become Adult-Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioners as well as the Intensivist subspecialty.

 

Dr. King has earned the following degrees:

  • PhD, George Peabody College for Teachers
  • Post-Master’s, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


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