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Janet Rico, PhD, MBA, NP-BC, FANP

Assistant Dean, Nursing Graduate Programs

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: 211A Robinson

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617.373.6975

Education and Training:
PhD, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MBA, (Specialization in Healthcare), Boston University
BSN, St. Anselm College

Board Certifications:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN
American Nurses Credentialing Center, FNP
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Geriatric NP

Research Interests:
Long-term supports and healthcare access for disabled and elderly, long-term care policy, healthcare disparities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, entrepreneurship in nursing, transitions for youth with special healthcare needs

Kirwin, J, Greenwood, K., Rico, J., Nalliah, R. & DiVall. M. (2017), Interprofessional curbside consults to develop team communication and improve student achievement of learning outcomes. Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, pending publication

Etchin, A., Shin, A., Rico, J. & Lown, B. (2017). Compassionate Collaborative Care: The viable link to achieve and sustain the quadruple aim. Submitted September 2016 to The Journal of Patient Experience.

Pellico, L.A., Terrill, E., White, P. & Rico, J. (2012). Integrative review of graduate entry programs in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education

Rico J, Davies, T., Beal J. (2010). Promising practices for faculty in accelerated nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education.

Professional and Community Service:
Member, Board of Directors, Fallon Healthcare System, 2017 to present
* Appointed Chair, Fallon Healthcare System Quality Committee, 2018
Appointed Member, Massachusetts PCA Workforce Council, 2017
Chair, ARC of Massachusetts Steering Committee on Advocacy and Policy, 2016
Invited Participant, Massachusetts Medicaid Innovations Group- Patient Centered Health Home Task Force, 2015
Member, RC of Massachusetts Healthcare Committee, 2007 to present

Honors and Awards:
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Inspiration, Northeastern University School of Nursing, 2019
Allen Crocker Award, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, 2018
The ARC of Massachusetts, Spotlight Award Honoree, 2015
Fellow, National Academy of Practice inducted 2013
Sigma Theta Tau International, Mary Ann Garrigan Award for excellence in teaching, leadership, scholarship and service, 2012
Coleman Entrepreneurial Fellow, 2011