Jennifer Frost CNP, MSN, RN, CCRN Joins Southwest Family Physicians
Jennifer Frost is native to the Southwest area as she attended Midpark High School. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1987, Jennifer worked in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for 26 years in roles surrounding direct patient care, teacher, and leadership. In 2011, Jennifer was presented the Florence Nightingale Award at Southwest General Health Center, which is a peer nominated award highlighting the practice of scientific knowledge coupled with compassionate caring for patients and families. Also in 2011, Jennifer received the Faces of Care Award through Cleveland Magazine.
In May 2013, Jennifer graduated from The University of Akron with her MSN as an Adult & Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. This specialty focuses on the care of adolescents, adults, and older adult populations.
Geriatrics is the care of older adults, and is recognized as a specialty. It is important to appreciate that geriatrics is concerned with the whole person: physically, mentally, functionally and socially. Applying preventative health practices, managing diseases, realizing biological changes, and understanding attitudes and beliefs of older adults are paramount for comprehensive care. Older adults benefit from individualized care as well as using appropriate resources to promote quality of life.
Over the years, Jennifer has delivered lectures at Nursing, Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services, and Geriatric Symposiums. Topics have included: Delirium in the Older Adult, Recognizing Dementia, and Spiritual Assessment as an Intervention for the Older Adult.
On a personal note, Jennifer enjoys raising her 2 teenage daughters, and has a yellow lab named Maggie. Her interests include cycling, running, reading, and performing home improvements.
Her full bio can be read under the “Staff” section of our website.