College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences welcomes Dr. Geraldine Young.


Dr. Young is the Director for the Graduate Nursing Program


Dr. Geraldine Q. Young is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Director for Graduate Nursing Programs for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Young holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010), a MSN from Alcorn State University (2005), and a BSN from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2001).  Dr. Young is a board certified family nursing practitioner (FNP) (2005).  She is also a certified diabetes educator (2011). She has performed an abundance of leadership, scholarship, service, practice and educational activities over the course of her career. Her service in the nursing profession spans over 18 years (5 years-registered nurse, 13-FNP, 11-preceptor and mentor, 8-DNP and faculty, and 4-family medical practice owner), with proof of a dedicated life to nursing. Educating nursing professionals is a priority for Dr. Young as she continues life fulfilling endeavors to contribute to the ongoing growth of the profession. Advocating for faculty and student competencies is one of her greatest contribution to academia.  Dr. Young is a National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Fellow. She has been deemed a content expert for one of the leading credentialing bodies for NPs, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  She serves on an array of committees to advance NP education.  She recently accepted an invite to revise the American Association of College of Nursing DNP Essentials. Dr. Young’s evidence-based research focuses on diabetes and exercise.