BEATRICE GAYNOR

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BEATRICE GAYNOR, PHD, ARNP, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
Director, Graduate Programs
 302-831-8365

Office Location:
329 McDowell Hall

Dr. Beatrice Gaynor is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware. She earned a B.S.N. from the University of Delaware, an M.S.N. in Family Practice from Wilmington University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Delaware. Dr. Gaynor’s research examines the utilization and effect of measurements in primary care, physical activity in community-based older adults, variables impacting preceptorship, and Veterans and College Athletes Together (VCAT) interventions. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner working in the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center at the University of Delaware providing Primary and Occupational Health Care.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware (Nursing), 2017
  • M.S.N., Wilmington University (Family Practice), 1996
  • B.S.N., University of Delaware (Nursing), 1992

University of Delaware: Undergraduate

  • NURS365 Nursing Care of Adults 1

University of Delaware: Graduate

  • NURS 691: Nurse Practitioner Adult I Didactic
  • NURS 692: Nurse Practitioner Adult I Practicum
  • NURS 693: Nurse Practitioner Adult II Didactic
  • NURS 694: Nurse Practitioner Adult II Practicum
  • NURS 883: Evidence Based Practice I
  • Gaynor, B., & Barnes, H. (2020). Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Plan: A Focus on Preceptor Rewards and Preferences. Nursing Education Perspectives. https://doi: 10.1097/01.nep.0000000000000773
  • Graber, J., Gaynor, B., Phillips, L., Haines, & Diefenbeck, C. (2020). Preparing the Clinicians of Tomorrow: Weaving Integrated Care Across Doctor of Nursing Practice Education. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 34(5), 325-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2020.07.004
  • Bowen, L., Phillips, L., & Gaynor, B. (17 April, 2020). Keeping your loved one safe during COVID-19. The Multi-Professional Consortium on Gerontology. https://udgerontologyconsortium.wordpress.com/
  • Bowen, M.E., Gaynor, B., Phillips, L. Orsega-Smith, E., Lavery, A., Mitchell, A., & Basehore, H. (2019). Factors Associated with Health Service Utilization Among Older Adults in a Mobile Veterans Program. The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(5), 15-22. https://doi:10.3928/00989134- 20200313-01    
  • Gaynor, B., Wright, R.S., & Shin, J.Y. (2019). Community-based Older Adults’ Acceptance of and Willingness toward Waist Circumference Measurement.  The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5), 11-15.  doi:  https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20190305-01
  • Gaynor, B., Habermann, B., & Wright, R. (2018). Waist Circumference Measurement Diffusion in Primary Care: Mixed-Methods Study. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Gaynor, B. (2017). The effect of waist circumference measurement and central obesity type 2 diabetes disease risk education on community-based older adults' perceived susceptibility, perceived benefits, and health behaviors (Order No. 10263552). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1958954986). Retrieved from: https://search.proquest.com/docview/1958954986?accountid=10457
  • Wright, R.S., Waldstein, S.R., Kuczmarski, M.F., Pohlig, R.T., Gerassimakis, C.S., Gaynor, B., Evans, M.K. & Zonderman, A.B.  (2016). Diet Quality and Cognitive Function in an Urban Sample:  Findings from HANDLS.  Public Health Nutrition.
  • Gaynor, B., & Prettyman, A.V. (2013).  Increasing APRN Practice to Bridge Gaps in Healthcare.  Delaware State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Newsletter, 6, 1-3.
  • Gaynor, B., & Prettyman, A.V. (2013).  The Impact the Consensus Model will have on the practicing Advanced Practice Nurse.  Delaware State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Newsletter, 4, 1-2.
 

Title

Granting Agency

Award Amount

Inclusive Dates

Physical Activity Trajectories in
Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
(Role – Co-I)

University of Delaware
College of Health Sciences 

$79,400

2019

Veterans and College Athletes Together: V-CAT
(Role – Co-PI)

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Delaware Blue PRint for the Community

 

 

 

$125,850

2020-2022

Veterans and College Athletes Together: V-CAT
(Role – Co-PI)

University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Deans Office

 

$126,000

2019-2020

Physical Activity Trajectories in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment; Equipment tracking for technology pilot (Role - Co-I)

University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences Deans Office

$79,400

2020-2022

Recruit, Retain, Reward Preceptor Plan: A Focus on Preceptor Rewards and Preferences (Role – PI)

University of Delaware, Center for Teaching and Learning Travel

$1,000

2019

  • Delaware Today Top Advanced Practice Nurse. Delaware Today Magazine. 2021.
  • Preceptor of the Year Award Nomination, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2021-Respectfully declined the award.
  • Nursing Alumni Network Star, University of Delaware Nursing Alumni Network, Newark, Delaware, 2020.
  • Delaware Today Top Advanced Practice Nurse. Delaware Today Magazine. 2020.
  • Delaware Today Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee. Delaware Today Magazine. 2019.
  • Delaware Today Top Public Health Nurse. Delaware Today Magazine. 2018.
  • PhD Commencement speaker, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2017.
  • Dissertation Dan Rich Prize nominee. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2017.
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar.  Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC. 2014-2016.
  • Virginia Lee Franklin Fellow.  University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2013-2014.
  • Edmond J. Safra Visiting Faculty Nurse Program.  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. 2013.
  • Degree with Distinction. University of Delaware. 1992.
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. 1992.