Mona Dawson, DNP, GNP-BC, RN
Mona Dawson is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner who received her BSN and MSN from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi; her postmaster's Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and her Doctorate in Nursing from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her entire nursing career has been dedicated to the older adult population and the frail elderly found in the geriatric field of nursing. She currently practices as an Advance Practice Gerontological Nurse making house calls to residents in their home environment. She has been a featured speaker for clubs, organizations and long-term care facilities for the past 17 years. Through her past position as the director of the CareGiver Research Institute at Angelo State University, Dr. Dawson’s clinical research helped the older adult and frail elderly in their role as a “spousal caregiver.” Dr. Dawson’s local and national presentations have helped many nurses gain a better understanding of the assessment process of the geriatric population. Dr. Dawson’s mission is to increase the assessment skills of all healthcare providers, thus promoting better patient outcomes.