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Jennifer Coates, MSN, MBA, ACNPC, ACNP-BC

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Jennifer Coates


Track Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program; Associate Clinical Professor

Nurse Practitioner MSN Department
Advanced Practice Nursing

Jennifer Coates is an associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She received a BSN from The College of New Jersey, a MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, a MBA from Drexel’s Lebow College of Business and her DNP from Wilmington University. Coates is double board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner from both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). She has practiced in the areas of medical cardiology, cardiac surgery and critical care. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as an RN in medical oncology, bone marrow transplant, various critical care settings and hospital administration.

Professional Society

Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau

Research Interests

Addiction in Critical Care


Acute care

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Wilmington University, Wilmington Delaware

Master of Business Administration
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Science in Nursing
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The College of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey