Joan Parise, MS, RN, ANP is the Director of Clinical Affiliations and an Instructor, School of Nursing.  She has extensive clinical experience in adult general medicine, intensive care, primary care, and cardiology.  As an NP she specialized in advanced heart failure and transplant, quality improvement, and clinical education.  

Joan played an integral role in the development of several multidisciplinary heart failure programs in Boston area academic medical centers.  She has led numerous clinical education programs, as well as quality and process improvement initiatives which positively impacted targeted heart failure and CMS outcome measures and readmissions.  She holds certificates in Clinical Microsystems Improvement from Dartmouth Medical School and from the National Heart Failure Training Program.  Joan is an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America and a charter member of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. 

Additional interests include preventive cardiology, heart disease in women, cardiac rhythm management, palliative care, senior care, and holistic health care.  She was certified in Therapeutic Touch through the Boston College School of Nursing.  

Joan joined the IHP in 2019.  In addition to her role as Director of Clinical Affiliations, she teaches clinical and theory courses in the Advanced Practice Nursing Program.  She also serves as a preceptor for NP students at the IHP IMPACT Center Primary Care clinic.  

  • BS, Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • MS, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Invited Speaker, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Cardiology Conference Series: Advanced Therapies and Palliative Care for Heart Failure, June 2014

Invited Speaker, Massachusetts Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Framingham, MA: Including Heart Failure Patients in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, May 2018

Invited Speaker, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN: Integrative Medicine & Holistic Therapies, June 2009

Invited Speaker, Greater Boston Heart Failure Nurses Consortium, Framingham, MA: Implantable Device Diagnostics: Clinical Application, May 2009

Co-director and presenter, 1st-4th Annual Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Heart Failure Symposiums, Lebanon, NH.  Presentations include:  Managing the Complex Patient: Putting It All Together, May 2008; Managing the Challenging Patient: Case Studies, May 2007; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure, May 2006; Disease Management in Heart Failure
Presenter, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cardiology Grand Rounds, Lebanon, NH: DHMC Heart Failure Quality Improvement Initiative, November 2006

See Curriculum Vitae for additional presentations.

Doody, J.M. (2007).  Chapter 3, Section 1: Cardiovascular Disorders: Heart Failure.  In Swearingen, P. Ed.  Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, 6th Ed. St. Louis: Mosby.

Edwards, J., Reiley, P., Morris, A.M., & Doody, J. (1991).  An analysis of the quality and effectiveness of the discharge planning process.  Journal of Nursing Quality Assurance, 5 (4), 17-27.

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