Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE

Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE

Director, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing

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Dr. Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste has an extensive and diverse educational background, which provides her with a broad knowledge base and unique perspective. She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and her areas of focus are primary prevention, occupational medicine, nursing education and sickle cell disease.

She began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care working with under-served populations.  Here she utilized evidenced based medicine to facilitate physical and mental wellness in the patients of this community.

Her current clinical practice focuses on occupational medicine, where she develops and initiates plans of care regarding workplace related injuries. She also applies protocols and procedures set by OSHA, The Department of Labor, and other governing bodies to ensure the health maintenance, wellness, and safety of healthcare workers.

Her passion is nursing education and she is certified in nurse education. She has taught in didactic, laboratory and clinical settings in certificate as well as graduate programs. She started at Regis College as an adjunct professor and 10 months later transitioned to the Director of the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and assistant professor roles.

Education:
2011 Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
2015 Master of Science (Nurse Practitioner), Umass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA
2022 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Umass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA

Research
Using SBAR as a Communication Tool – Pilot Study

Publications
Jean-Baptiste, D. M., Wassef, M., Bolyai, S. S., & Jenerette, C. (2022). Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease Using SBAR as a Communication Tool: A Pilot Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(21), 13817

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends.