Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste, MS, AGPCNP-BC
AGNP Program Director and Assistant Professor
Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste has an extensive and diverse educational background, which provides her with a broad knowledge base and unique perspective. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in chemistry and psychology from Westfield State University. She then earned a Master of Science Degree in the accelerated nurse practitioner program from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Her areas of focus are primary prevention, nursing education and sickle cell disease.
She began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care working with under-served populations in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 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 for the employees of the only level one trauma center and largest hospital system in Western Massachusetts. 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. 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 program and Assistant Professor roles.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, new culinary experiences, and spending time with family and friends.