Kathy Gunkel, DNP, APN
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director Rutgers-FOCUS Wellness Center
Division of Advanced Nursing Practice
A nurse practitioner with a special focus on women’s health issues and primary care, Kathy Gunkel serves as Director of the Rutgers Community Health Center @ FOCUS and also is a clinical assistant professor at the Rutgers University School of Nursing.
The Rutgers Community Health Center @ FOCUS is a nurse-managed Inter-professional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) established through a partnership with the Rutgers School of Nursing and the FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development. Faculty members from the nursing school, as well the Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School and the university’s schools of social work, pharmacy, and its physician assistant and respiratory therapy programs all provide health education, medical and mental health services focused on areas of prevention, primary care, transitional care, and chronic care management.
Rutgers Community Health Center @ FOCUS provides health and wellness services to a medically underserved, uninsured, high risk client population that is predominately Hispanic and African American. Rutgers Community Health Center @ FOCUS provides culturally relevant and evidenced based healthcare that integrates behavioral health, medical and existing social services in one central location.
Earlier in her career, Gunkel served as Director of Nursing and Quality Management at the New York University Student Health Center, coordinating nursing services for 40,000 students. She also served as Executive Vice President at Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey for 23 years.
Gunkel earned her doctorate in nursing practice from New York University, her masters and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Rutgers, The State University. She also has earned a certificate as an Adult NP from Harbor-UCLA and Women’s Health NP from Planned Parenthood, University of Pennsylvania.
School of Nursing
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