Joan Miravite, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner with over 19 years of clinical experience working in Neurology. Joan holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Nursing. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University, School of Nursing. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at New York University, Rory Meyers School of Nursing. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is now the Director of Interdisciplinary Clinical Care for Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai. Joan currently serves as Director of the Greater New York City Chapter of the AANN and is a Tri-Board Mentee of the AANN.
She has extensive experience in the evaluation and programming of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia. She has been the Clinical Coordinator of the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai Beth Israel since 2009. Joan is an invited member of the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence Advisory Group, Aware in Care Advisory Committee and the PD Nurse Fellowship Committee. Her responsibilities also include coordinating a Multidisciplinary Movement Disorders Clinic and coordinating patient support groups and classes for Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and DBS. She has lectured at local, regional and national conferences, to educate both patients and clinicians. Currently, she is involved with clinical research trials for both Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. She was co-lead author of a an Evidence-Based Review for American Academy of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) Clinical Practice Guideline Series on the topic of Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation. Joan was awarded the 2019 Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Long Island Nurse Practitioner Association. She was also awarded the 2017 Excellence in Advance Practice Nursing Award from the AANN and the 2017 Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Patient Advocacy Award.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Other
Doctoral Project: Use of evidence based educational video intervention to improve home hospice family caregiver satisfaction with knowledge about what to expect at the end of life