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Joshua Zucker

Joshua Zucker DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-C

Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:joshua.zucker@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-1807

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Zucker graduated from the CU College of Nursing with his BSN in 1999 and then the MS with the Family & Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner foci in 2004, completing his DNP in 2020 at CU College of Nursing.

Dr. Zucker has worked exclusively within his passion of Geriatrics in many settings: Clinic, Hospital, Post-acute care and recently performing house calls for some of the most vulnerable members for Kaiser Permanente for over 9 years.

Prior to KP, he had his own geriatric NP business. He proudly serves our community in different roles currently as the Chair of the Community Advisory Council for the Colorado Center of Nursing Excellence and has also served for seven years a member of the 9 Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr. Zucker has successfully completed UPSTREAM- ASB – Utilizing Protocol Systematic Treatment Reflection Evaluation And Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in the Older Adults with Dementia – a QIP to increase the Adherence of the IDSA Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Guidelines.

Dr. Zucker plans on putting his hard-earned DNP to work to educate future Nurses & APNs in the didactic in addition to the clinical setting.

Interesting fact; Josh has donated 10 gallons of blood.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatrics
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Dementia
  • Home Bound Elderly

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice- APRN, CU College of Nursing 2020
  • Post Masters Certificate Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, CU College of Nursing 2004
  • MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, CU College of Nursing 2004
  • BSN, CU College of Nursing 1999


  • 2021 The DAISY Award Honoree for Extraordinary Nurses – Kaiser Permanente Colorado – Inaugural Advanced Practice Nurse
  • 2019 Colorado Nurse Foundation Academic Scholarship
  • 2018 University of Colorado College of Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • 2011 Finalist, “Physician” of the Year, Village at Lowry (Assisted Living Facility)
  • 2008 Member of the Year, Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses


  • Kaiser Permanente - Colorado

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