Dr. Vanessa Battista to present at upcoming HPNA virtual mini conference

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HPNA is pleased to share that Dr. Vanessa Battista, DNP, MBA, MS, RN, CPNP-PC will present at our upcoming virtual mini conference, What’s Trending in Hospice and Palliative Care, on July 21, 2023. Learn more about the event and register here.

Dr. Battista will present alongside Dr. Tracy Fasolino and their session will focus on telehealth and its role in caring for patients with serious illness and their informal caregivers. She will highlight the strengths and challenges associated with telehealth delivery for the pediatric to geriatric patient. She will also discuss the future direction and policies needed to ensure the use of telehealth care delivery.

Dr. Battista is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and currently serves as senior nurse director of palliative care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Previously, she practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner on the pediatric advanced care team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She also served at the neuromuscular centers at CHOP, the Columbia University Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Battista was clinical faculty at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing where she developed the Pediatric Palliative Care master’s subspecialty program. Dr. Battista also serves as a board member and consultant for various organizations. She lectures and teaches at the local, national, and international level, and is an ELNEC pediatric faculty member.

Dr. Battista is an active reviewer for publications and grants and has authored several book chapters and articles. She is a Jonas Nursing Scholar, recipient of the ELNEC Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Columbia University, and the DNP Leadership Award from Johns Hopkins University. She also earned Clinical Master status among advanced practice providers at CHOP.

Dr. Battista earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College is psychology, with minors in health sciences and faith, peace, and justice studies; her nursing degree and master’s degree from Columbia University School of Nursing; and completed a certificate in pastoral ministry at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Dr. Battista obtained her MBA and DNP from Johns Hopkins University.