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About Joslin Leasca

Joslin Leasca, DNP, APRN-FNP, is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Sacred Heart University.

Professional Experience: Family Nurse Practitioner, CEO Leasca Health Associates, Kent Hospital, Warwick, Rhode Island, 1999 to 2006. South County Walk In and Primary Care, Narragansett, RI, 2006 - present. Primary author and lobbyist for Consensus Model legislation in Rhode Island, passed 2013. Primary author of grant application for clinic appointment as a Patient Centered Medical Home, granted July 2013. Changes in clinic environment and staff/patient satisfaction scores before/after appointment as Patient Centered Medical Home, ongoing research since 2011.

Specialty or Specialist Certification Training:
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
  • Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Certified Nurse Educator - 2015
  • Clinical Nurse Leader - 2014

Positions

September 2017 Present Associate Professor Nursing, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing
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2013August 2017 Clinical Assistant Professor Nursing, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing
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Honors and Awards

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Excellence Award, 2005
  • Rhode Island State Nurse’s Association Excellence Award, 2007
  • Rhode Island Quality Partners Excellence Award in Family Practice, 2012
  • Tenure & Promotion 2017-2018

Courses

  • Director, Online DNP Programs
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Healthcare Policy and Ethics

Education

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2012 DNP, University of Rhode Island
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1999 MSN, FNP, University of Rhode Island
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1996 BSN Nursing, SUNY Albany
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1979 RN, St. Joseph Hospital’s School of Nursing
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Contact Information

College of Nursing
203-371-7844

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