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Joslin Leasca, DNP, APRN-FNP

Joslin Leasca, DNP, APRN-FNP

Assistant Professor

Clinical 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 –currently

Education Experience:  

Community College of Rhode Island 1996-2012, Maryville University 2012 to 2013 – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Degrees and Certifications

    • RN – St. Joseph Hospital’s School of Nursing 1979
    • BSN State University of New York, Albany 1996
    • MSN, FNP University of Rhode Island, 1999
    • DNP University of Rhode Island, 2012 – Inaugural graduate

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training:

    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
    • Patient Centered Medical Home
    • Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Advanced Pharmcotherapy
    • Pathophysiology

Research Interests & Grants

    • Improvement in work milieu of Advanced Practice Nurses via removal of regulatory scope of practice restrictions:  primary author and lobbyist for Consensus Model legislation in Rhode Island – passed 2013.  Implementation phase, ongoing research.
    • Meaningful use of patient data stored in electronic health records by primary care providers:  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.
    • Critical Social Theory and transformative knowledge. 

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Sigma Theta Tau Academic Appointee:  1999
    • 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

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