Dr. Joy Elwell has 30 years’ experience in nursing. She is a family nurse practitioner (FNP), teaching both Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) and FNP students. Dr. Elwell also owns her primary care practice in Scarsdale, NY, providing primary health care to children and adults. In addition, she has served as a consultant in initiating nurse-managed health centers. At Concordia College, Elwell designed, implemented, and directed the Student Health Center.
In 2004, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Long Island University and in 2007 she received the Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award from The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State. With more than 10 years’ experience in health policy, she helped design, draft, and pass successful legislation, advancing nurse practitioner practice.
Committed to reducing health care disparities and barriers to NP practice, she has served at both the state and national levels, representing advanced practice nursing interests. Since 2010, Elwell has served on the Board of Directors of AANP and in 2011 she was inducted as a Fellow of the AANP.