Joslin B. Leasca, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL

Joslin Leasca, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL

Clinical Assistant Professor , Nursing

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
    • Certified Nurse Educator - 2015
    • Clinical Nurse Leader - 2014

    Clinical Experience: 

    • Family Nurse Practitioner – CEO Leasca Health Associates, Kent Hospital, Warwick, Rhode Island, 1999 - 2006
    • South County Walk In and Primary Care Narragansett, RI, 2006 – 2016
    • Med Options, Warwick, RI 2016 to present

    Education Experience:

    • Community College of Rhode Island 1996 - 2012
    • Maryville University 2012 - 2013
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Teaching Responsibilities

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

Research Interests and 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.
    • The role of the Clinical Nurse Leader in the Patient Centered Medical Home
    • Differentiation of the Clinical Nurse Leader and the Clinical Nurse Specialist role

Awards and Fellowships

    • Connecticut Nursing Association Nightingale Award 2016
    • Rhode Island Quality Partners: Excellence Award in Family Practice: 2012
    • Rhode Island State Nurse’s Association Excellence Award: 2007
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Excellence Award: 2005
    • Sigma Theta Tau Academic Appointee: 1999

Publications and Presentations

Joslin Leasca

Contact Information

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    Ctr for Healthcare Education
    College of Nursing
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