Faculty Profile

Craig R. Sellers, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

  • Professor of Clinical Nursing and Geriatrics and Aging
  • Director, Master's Programs
  • Specialty Director, Adult and Geriatric NP Programs
Craig R. Sellers

Dr. Craig Sellers is a widely-recognized educator, researcher, and clinician who directs the School of Nursing master's programs, including the nurse practitioner, nursing education, and leadership programs. His four decades in nursing, and 30 years as a nurse practitioner -- providing primary care for people with HIV/ AIDS and older adults -- are integral to his teaching and research. He practices in Strong Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department as well as the Leo Center for Caring, an in-patient hospice facility on the campus of St. Ann's Community in Rochester.

An expert on qualitative research methods, he is known for his ability to teach students how to apply these methods to their work. His current research and education interests focus on the health care needs of community dwelling older adults and the interprofessional education of future clinicians. Sellers, who earned his PhD from the UR School of Nursing, works to ensure that the master's programs are rigorous, aligned with national health care needs, and fulfill the core competencies of various specialties. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of several professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the American Nurses Association.

See Craig R. Sellers's curriculum vitae.