Dr. Peraza-Smith Interviewed by GAPNA

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Dr. George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP, APRN-C, GNP-BC, GS-C, CNE, FAANP, and President of the Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission was recently featured in a podcast with Dr. Cassandra Vonnes, A Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). In this podcast episode, Dr. Peraza-Smith discusses his dedication of being a career long nurse treating patients across the lifespan, from neonates to gerontology; the role of APRNs in the care of older adults; the importance of continuing education and obtaining nursing certification in the specialty of gerontology; and the mission and vision of the Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission.
Dr. Peraza-Smith has been a certified gerontological nurse practitioner for over 20 years. He teaches gerontology nursing to undergraduate and graduate programs and maintains a practice in long-term care and primary care. Dr. Peraza-Smith is graduate department chair and professor at South University College of Nursing and Online Programs, Florida. Dr. Peraza-Smith has been an active GAPNA member serving as the Treasurer and Chairperson for the Geropsychiatric Special Interest Group. He was a co-author with the Consensus Statements on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist and currently serves as President of the Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission. In 2020, Dr. Peraza-Smith was awarded the Dave Butler Spirit of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Award.

Below is a link to the podcast:
https://www.gapna.org/about/news/podcast-interview-gncc-president-dr-george-peraza-smith