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Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PPCNP-BC,FNP-C

Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PPCNP-BC,FNP-C
Appointed 08/14/03
3RD FL College of Nursing
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4276

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • College of Nursing

Education & Fellowships

  • DNP: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, 2012, Child Health
  • Post Graduate Training: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009, FNP Primary Care
  • MS: Syracuse University, 1997, Child Health / PPCNP Primary Care
  • BS: University of Maine, 1986, Nursing

Clinical Interests

  • Primary Care;

    Pediatric Asthma;

    Global Health / yearly medical mission to El Salvador

Education Interests

  • Graduated Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students and the application of theory to practice.


Research Interests

  • DNP Education

    NP / patient communication using EMR

    Computerized Electronic Medical Record and the effect on nonverbal communication


  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State - Syracuse Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Chapter (International Honor Society of Nursing)


Research & Grants:

Jonas Leaders Scholar Program Grant, $10,000
J. Scarpinato & K. Shurpin, Electronic Medical Records in the Primary Care Exam Room, 2011-12


J. Scarpinato, Article Review (2011)
Newhouse, R., Stanik-Hutt, J., White, K., Jogantgen, M., Bass, E., Zangaro, G., Wilson, R., Fountain, L., Steiwachs, D., Heindel, L., Weiner, J.
Advanced Practice Nurse outcomes 1990-2008: A systematic review. The Journal of the NYSNA

Invited Presentations

Podium Presentation:

  • 2016, Scarpinato, J. & McMullen, S.,DNP PhD, The time is now20th Annual Nurse Practitioner Association Conference, Syracuse Chapter, Syracuse, NY.
  • 2015 Scarpinato, J., Carkey, B., The doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: The Time is Now!UMU,Nursing Grand Rounds, November 17, 2015
  • 2015, Powers, P., Scarpinato, J., & Carkey, B., 2015, Improving the Preceptor Experience, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) 2015 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • 2013, Scarpinato, J., Ethical Consideration when using EMRs, Bioethics Center, Upstate Medical University.
  • 2013, Scarpinato, J., A Shift in Communication Flow Related to Technology… The Impact on Patient-Provider Nonverbal Communication 20th Annual Nurse Practitioner Association Conference, Syracuse Chapter, Syracuse, NY.
  • 2012, Scarpinato, J., The Effect of EHR on Nonverbal Communication in Practice SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Nursing & Alumni Conference, Cicero, NY.
  • 2010, Scarpinato, J., Carkey, B.,Mission of Miracles: Delivery of Health Care in the Rural Villages of El Salvador, Sigma Theta Tau International, OA, Syracuse Chapter, Syracuse, New York.

Research Poster:

  • 2012,Scarpinato, J., Are you listening?, Sigma Theta Tau Collaborative Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • 2012,Scarpinato, J., Are you listening?, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) 2012 Annual Meeting, , Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 2011,Scarpinato, J., Are you listening?, Nurse, Practitioner Association of NYS Annual Convention Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, New York.


  • 2011, Scarpinato, J. & Kalman,K. (2015,January) A Literature Approach to Teach Doctoral Health Policy Concepts,
    ANCC Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, California
  • 2007, Integration of an Evidenced Based Practice Project with Role Development
    Crouse Hospital School of Nursing 4th Annual Nursing Education Conference, Syracuse, New York.
  • 2007, Integration of an Evidenced Based Practice Project with Role Development
    National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) 2007 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.


  • 2009-2014 Mission of Miracles: El Salvador Medical Mission Board
  • 2012 Medical Mission El Salvador, FNP provider & preceptor for FNP student
  • 2009 Medical Mission El Salvador, PNP provider


  • 2015 The Gold Standard Award
  • 2009 Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2009 Faculty Grand Marshall Class 2009
  • 1986 Outstanding Student Nurse Award, University of Southern Maine
  • 1986 Honors Academy, University of Southern Maine


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