Nancy E. Edwards, PhD, ANP-BC, RN


PhD, Family Sciences and Gerontology, Purdue University
MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner,Purdue University
MSN, Nursing of Adults with Biodissonance, Indiana University
BSN, Nursing, Purdue University


Dr. Edward’s research is focused on developing efficient and effective non-pharmacologic care protocols for older adults with neuroprogressive diseases.  She implements interventions such as environmental enrichment utilizing Animal Assisted therapy and chair-based exercise programs among frail persons with dementia in both community and institutional settings. She is developing care guidelines to differentiate the needs of caregivers and patients with various types of dementia. She has secured multiple program grants, including funding for the development and implementation of innovative interdisciplinary geriatric training curricula.  Her clinical and research expertise is invaluable to the many nursing, pharmacy, and medical students she mentors.  She directs and teaches in the Primary Care Adult Gerontology program.

In the News

Area(s) of Specialization

Acute, Chronic, and Recurring Conditions: Adult Gerontology

Clinical Applications in Pharmacology

Health Promotion for APN's, Adult Gerontology

Role Transition and Synthesis for APNs

Current CV (PDF)

Edwards, Nancy E.
Assistant Head for Graduate Programs
Director, AGNP Program

Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and Life Course

Phone: 765-494-4015
Office: JNSN 240

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