Beatrice Gaynor, PhD, ARNP, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
McDowell Hall 329
Accepting DNP Students


Dr. Beatrice Gaynor is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware.  She earned a B.S.N. from the University of Delaware, an M.S.N. in Family Practice from Wilmington University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Delaware.  Dr. Gaynor’s research examines the utilization and effect of measurements in primary care. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner working in the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center at the University of Delaware and the Occupational Health/Walk-In Clinic at Bayhealth Medical Center.


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware (Nursing), 2017
  • M.S.N., Wilmington University (Family Practice), 1996
  • B.S.N., University of Delaware (Nursing), 1992
University of Delaware:

  • NURS 692: Nurse Practitioner Adult I Practicum
  • NURS 693: Nurse Practitioner Adult II Didactic
  • NURS 694: Nurse Practitioner Adult II Practicum

  • Wright, R.S., Waldstein, S.R., Kuczmarski, M.F., Pohlig, R.T., Gerassimakis, C.S., Gaynor, B., Evans, M.K. & Zonderman, A.B.  (2016). Diet Quality and Cognitive Function in an Urban Sample:  Findings from HANDLS.  Public Health Nutrition.
  • Gaynor, B., & Prettyman, A.V. (2013).  Increasing APRN Practice to Bridge Gaps in Healthcare.  Delaware State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Newsletter, 6, 1-3.
  • Gaynor, B., & Prettyman, A.V. (2013).  The Impact the Consensus Model will have on the practicing Advanced Practice Nurse.  Delaware State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Newsletter, 4, 1-2.
Honors and Awards
  • PhD Commencement speaker, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2017.
  • Dissertation Dan Rich Prize nominee. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2017.
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar.  Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC. 2014-2016.
  • Virginia Lee Franklin Fellow.  University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 2013-2014.
  • Edmond J. Safra Visiting Faculty Nurse Program.  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. 2013.