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Lara Wahlberg, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN


Shawn McGinniss

Clinical Professor

Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialization


Telephone: 212-481-4376

Office: Brookdale Campus, W512


Lara Wahlberg, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, is a clinical professor of nursing at Hunter College and coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. She returns to Hunter College after being a member of the first graduating DNP class in 2015. Prior to her career in nursing, she was an artist at both DreamWorks and Disney Feature Animation Studios. Her first nursing role was in oncology, which sparked her interest palliative care. Once becoming an NP, she worked in palliative care at Bellevue Hospital, and at NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine as well as in leadership positions in the local Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Dr. Wahlberg is interested in helping patients, families and care providers cope with serious illnesses. She has published on topics including provider distress, pain and symptom management, and other palliative care issues.



DNP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Hunter College, CUNY, 2015

BS, Nursing, New York University, 2008

BA, Applied Art, Whittier College, 1995

BFA, Illustration and Communication Design, Otis College of Art and Design, 1995


Honors and Awards

Certificate of Commendation, NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue, 2017

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, 2015

Best Practice Award, State of the Science, Mt. Sinai/Beth Israel Beatrice Renfield Division of Nursing Education and Research Second Annual Nursing Research Day, 2015

Jonas-Blaustein Nurse Leader DNP Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, 2011-2015