Joyce Pulcini, Ph.D., PNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, will join the Institute to discuss the major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and explain recent developments in implementation of the PPACA including Health Care Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion, ACOs, and the Basic Health Plan including challenges and opportunities for the future. A specific focus will be on the implications of the ACA for health care providers.
Dr. Pulcini joined George Washington University School of Nursing as a Professor in 2012 and is the Director of Community and Global Initiatives. With a career of over 30 years as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), educator and author, Dr. Pulcini directed nurse practitioner programs at Northeastern University, Boston University and Boston College.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a Distinguished Practitioner in Nursing, National Academies of Practice and a former Primary Care Policy Fellow. She is a senior associate editor for Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, and is the Policy and Policy Contributing Editor for American Journal of Nursing
. She had been an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, serving as its President in 2000 to 2001. She is currently the Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Primary Care.
She has been an active member of the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network for 12 years serving as a co-Chair of the Education/Practice subgroup for 8 years and currently is a member of the Core Steering Group. She has led service learning trips for students to Haiti, Nicaragua and Ecuador and developed Global Health Courses for graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Pulcini has authored more than 70 peer reviewed articles, chapters and policy papers, two editions of a well-known textbook on pediatric primary care and has participated in more than 150 scholarly presentations about topics ranging from health care financing and policy issues for nurse practitioners to postpartum depression, childhood asthma and allergy and improvements in nurse practitioner education.
She was an investigator in twelve funded research grants and three grants for educational programs and was Principal Investigator on ten of these projects. Prior to moving to DC, she was a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Project from 2010 to 2012. She also was a member of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, Patient Experience Survey Workgroup in 2009.
Dr. Pulcini received her BSN from Saint Anselm College, her MS in Nursing from Boston University and her Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Florence Heller School.
She received the Saint Anselm College Alumni Association Health Services Award in 2007.
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