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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

James Benson, AGNP-C, PhD, HFA

Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Northeastern Illinois University 
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Stevens-Henager College 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Weber State University 

Graduate Education:

Master of Science in Nursing Education, Western Governors University 2012
PhD Nursing Education, Capella University 2019
Post-Graduate Certificate Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, Purdue University Global 2022

Professional Licenses:

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Health Facility Administrator

Clinical Training/Certifications:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Certification 2022
American Society of Addiction Medicine – Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course 2023

Professional Services:


About James:

James has 15 years of experience in nursing ranging from floor nursing, nursing education, management, and as a nurse practitioner in primary care. His degree in adult-gerontology primary care places his client population from adolescents, to adults, to the elderly. He has worked in a variety of care settings including inpatient and outpatient, and medical, long-term, home, and psychiatric healthcare settings. Service areas include health promotion and acute and chronic care and medication management.

James notes, “Care begins with the fact that patients are people first, and patients second. People are more than a single disease or collection of disease processes requiring treatment. They come for healthcare to maintain or improve health, prevent diseases from occurring, cure diseases that occur or managing those that can’t, and avoiding complications from diseases. Holistic treatment, decreasing health costs, and utilizing the various health care disciplines and professionals as necessary for their medical and mental health needs are important for the healthcare provider and person to work together to better their health which allows them to focus on other facets of life and improve the quality of those as well.”

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