Denise Egan, MSN, GNP-BC, a Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, MA

Get to know Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Denise Egan, who serves patients in Greater Boston, Boston, MA. 

As a board-certified gerontology nurse practitioner. Denise is currently affiliated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, Ma.

As an expert in her field, she specializes in long-term care, home care, and hospice care. Long-term care is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods. Home care is supportive care provided in the home. Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. 

After earning her licensed practical nursing degree from Boston Public School in 1976, Denise went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Curry College in 1986. This was followed by the completion of her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2002. 

At the age of 14, when she started out in long-term care, there were two former army nurses who set the example for her of what a nurse should be. They served as her mentors, constantly oozing a kind and compassionate nature. Denise attributes her success to them and all that they taught her along the way. 

Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging. An adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, like Denise, is a nurse practitioner who specializes in continuing and comprehensive healthcare for adults across the lifespan from adolescence to old age.

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