From November 13 to the 19th, we celebrate National Nurse Practitioner week. With a spotlight on the over 355,000 licensed NPs in the U.S., this week brings an opportunity to highlight not only practicing NPs but those who train them as well.
With this opportunity, we want to shine a light on some of Concordia’s incredible NP faculty. In the third and last blog of this series, we talked to Jennifer Nicpon, DNP, FNP-BC, an Associate Professor at Concordia. Read on to learn more about her role at Concordia and her background as a Nurse Practioner.
What is your educational and career background?
I have been a family nurse practitioner for 24 years and have taught NP students full-time for 7 years. Although I have been an adjunct in the NP program for many years.
What brought you to Concordia?
I’m an alumnus. I attended Concordia for my DNP degree and it was a fantastic experience. I’m excited to be full-time in the NP program.
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy running, spending time with my family, and gardening. I have been married for 26 years, and have 4 children ages 15-22.
What do you love about our NP program?
Being an online program, I love the flexibility this program offers to students. Many of our students work as nurses, have families, and attend graduate school. This program makes it possible for nurses to pursue a graduate degree while working with the student’s other obligations.
What are your favorite specialties within Nursing?
I really enjoy all ages, but I have a specialty certification as a nurse practitioner in dermatology. So, anything skin related is my passion.
Why should students join our Nursing program?
I would say the number one reason is the dedication of the faculty. We really want you to succeed and make great contributions to the health of others. Even though the program is online, we connect with our students and really get to know them.
What is your advice to students?
Keep working hard, one day you will look back and be amazed at what you have achieved.
If you’re interested in becoming a Nurse Practitioner or furthering your education, check out our programs below.