Congratulations to the fifteen members of the 2012 class of Adult Nurse Practitioners—all passed their certification exam!
The graduates are now approved by the American American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as Adult Nurse Practitioners (NPs). They have taken jobs in a variety of settings including women’s health, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, family practice, home care, and inpatient care.
“I will be starting my adult nurse practitioner career with Brockie Internal Medicine (WellSpan Health System),” said Theresa Tomlinson. “They provide patient care to those 18 years and older. Another graduate, Dawn McKenzie, has decided to specialize. “I work with Dr. Julie Drolet and Deb Gobel, CRNP, at Women's Institute for Gynecology in York,” she said. “I will be doing well woman annual exams, pelvic exams, assessment of gynecological issues, and sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment.”
The York College program made a transition this past year from adult NP to Adult-Gerontology NP program. This curriculum change took place as a result of a national mandate to convert all adult NP programs to an adult-gerontology focus. The change will result in an increased number of nurse practitioners who will be better-prepared to care for the nation’s aging population.
The Class of 2013 will be the first graduates of the new program. While the deadline for this conversion is set for 2015, our graduates will be among the first in the country to be eligible to take the new national certification exam, which will be offered starting January 2013.
Photo: Theresa Tomlinson, MS, CRNP, completed the York College nurse practitioner program. She is an NP with Brockie Internal Medicine, York, PA.