After graduating from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing in 2005, John worked in the Intensive Care Unit at The Miriam Hospital in Providence until 2006 when he was accepted to the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program at Northeastern University, in Boston. In 2008, John graduated with his Masters in Nursing. While at Northeastern, he spent much of his time training at The Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital and worked in the ED at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Upon graduation, John accepted a full- time position with the Division of Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was appointed as Coordinator of the ACNP Program at Northeastern. Looking for an opportunity to more fully utilize his education and experience, John accepted a position in the Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA in which he has received invaluable experience. In September, 2010, John accepted a position with the University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, while continuing to work in the Neuro-Trauma ICU at UMASS. John has begun working closely with other faculty to develop the newly offered Adult ACNP Program that will begin accepting its first class of post Master's students this January and nurses with Bachelor degrees in the fall of 2011.
His Critical Care background consists of both ICU and Emergency Department experience as well as a neurosurgical first assistant in the operating room. His interests include neurocritical care and volunteering in the Dominican Republic through Intercultural Nursing, Inc.