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Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA

FLGC GAPNA Member Running For GAPNA Board

Posted over 6 years ago by George Byron Peraza-Smith

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George Byron Smith, ARNP, GNP-BC


GANPA Secretary

George Byron Smith is a gerontological nurse practitioner that specializes in long-term care and gero-psychiatry. He received his BSN and MSN in Nursing Administration at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Post-Masters GNP Certificate at University of South Florida, and DNP in Nursing Education at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the NPs role in the assessment and management of persistent pain in older adults. He is an Assistant Professor at South University College of Nursing where he teaches and mentors BSN and NP students and maintains a private practice in long-term care. Dr. Smith is the current President of the Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurse Council and previously served as the Council Secretary. Dr. Smith currently serves as the Web-Editor for the GAPNA website and serves on the Communication Committee, Awards Committee and the Long-term Care SIG. He is a member and President-Elect of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA.