Jason R. Lucey, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Jason Lucey began teaching for the Institute as a term lecturer in 2010 and served as clinical preceptor for family NP students for many years before joining the Institute faculty full time in August 2014.He received the Institute's Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.
Since graduating from the Institute in 2001, Jason has relished his identity and role as a family NP. His clinical experience has been in emergency department and urgent care settings, where he has brought the holistic nursing approach to a wide variety of patients across the lifespan.
Through his clinical work, Jason became interested in the undertreated health problem of substance use and is committed to improving the health and health care for people who use substances. He served on a regional task force addressing the opioid epidemic in his home community of New Hampshire. This task force led the way in NH on many issues including public awareness of the opioid epidemic, provider education and harm reduction including widespread access to naloxone for overdose prevention.
As a representative of the NH Nurse Practitioner Association, Jason sat on the legislative commission that contributed to the passage of a bill in 2017 that legalized syringe service programs in NH. Jason is a founding member of the NH Harm Reduction Coalition (NHHRC.org) which helped implement Hand-Up Health Services, a syringe service program in Strafford County. As a representative of NHHRC, Jason has conducted numerous presentations and trainings to healthcare providers.
In his faculty role, Jason is committed to helping students develop skills to address the common but complex health condition of substance use. He has led efforts to adapt and improve the curriculum to ensure that students receive robust content covering substance use disorder as well as safe opioid prescribing.
Jason hopes to expand the use of evidence-based approaches like pharmacotherapy for substance use disorder and harm reduction strategies. Jason desires to train healthcare providers to consistently provide a compassionate approach to people who use substances. He believes that IHP-trained professionals are perfectly suited to address the issue of substance use that has been historically stigmatized and woefully underserved. Jason looks forward to expanding his work in the arena of substance use and health in his current doctoral pursuits.
Jason teaches Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Family Practicum courses, and Primary Care Across the Lifespan I: Family, and has been involved in the development of courses for a pending interprofessional Addictions certificate.
BA, Spanish Literature, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
MS in Nursing, Family Practice, MGH Institute of Health Professions