Jessica McCarthy DNP, MHSA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

  • Jessica McCarthy
    • Instructor
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
    • P.O. Box 43810
    • Hammond LA 70402



          • DNP, University of Alabama-Huntsville, 2018

          • MSN (family nurse practitioner), University of Louisiana at       Lafayette, 2005

          • MHSA, University of St. Francis, 1996

          • BSN, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1991

          Licensure and Board Certifications

            • ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
            • DEA – Prescriptive Authority
            • APRN - LSBN

              Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Honors & Awards

  • 2017  Acadiana Celebrates Nursing Honoree: Louisiana State Nurses Association District IV

  • 2016  Eminent Scholar Award Nominee: Leadership Service Award: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Professional Affiliations

  • 2005 – present            Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioner
    • 2005 – present            Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society  of Nursing: Delta Eta Chapter Member
  • 2017 – present            Louisiana State Nursing Association
  • 2017 – present            American Nursing Association
  • 2015 – present            American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2016 – present            Sigma Alpha Pi – National Society of Leadership and Success
  • 2016 – present            Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Areas of Research Interest

  • Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Abuse

    Selected Publications & Presentations

      • McCarthy, J. & Stagg, D. (in press) IPV Model Journal of Christian Nursing

      • McCarthy, J. & Bianchi, A. (in press). The C.A.R.E. Approach: Supporting women who disclose intimate partner violence. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

      • Stagg, D. & McCarthy, J. (in press).  Service Learning: A method of Instruction for Community Health Content in Nursing Curriculum. Teaching and Learning in Nursing

      • McCarthy, J. & Bianchi, A. (2019). Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic.  Journal of American College Health. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1577864 (peer-reviewed) e-published prior to journal publication

        1. McCarthy, J. & Stagg, D. (in press) Strangulation: A silent but deadly form of IPV. American Nurse Today. (peer-reviewed)

        2. Watson, C., Leigh, G., & McCarthy, J. (2019). Increasing Empathy through Role-Play: A Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping Activity. Teaching and Learning in Nursing.14(3), 149-152. (peer-reviewed)

        3. Stagg, D., & McCarthy, J. (2018). Sexually transmitted infections in women: Are we doing enough? Annals of Nursing Research and Practice. 3(2) 1030. (peer-reviewed)

        4. McCarthy, J., Williams, J., & Amiri, A. (2017). Nurse’s Role in Intimate Partner Violence. American Nurse Today, 12 (3), 10-13. (peer-reviewed)

        5. McCarthy, J. & Stagg, D. (2017, July/August). Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrator. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 47-50. (peer-reviewed)

        6. Stagg, D. & McCarthy, J. (2017). Lyme Disease: Ask, Assess, Consider. American Nurse Today


      • 2019    Nursing Update Series, Lafayette, Louisiana. Can you help me? Intimate Partner Violence 

      • 2018     Acadiana Culture of Health Summit, Lafayette, LA: Nursing Students Serving Vulnerable Populations

      • 2018    University of Texas Health: Re-Imagining Healthcare: A Life-Course Approach to Community Based Care, San Antonio, Texas. Intimate Partner Violence Screenings and Risk Factors.

      • 2018    National World Conference-Magus Group, Las Vegas, Nevada.: Intimate Partner Violence Screenings and Risk           Factors. (Abstract accepted)

      • 2017    International Conference on Nursing Science and Practice, Dallas, Texas. Incorporating Service Learning Strategies to Enhance Community Nursing Clinical Outcomes.

      • 2016    University of Alabama at Huntsville DNP Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama. Screening College Women for Intimate     Partner Violence. (Poster presentation)

      • 2016    Nursing Update Series, Lafayette, Louisiana. Understanding Evidence Based Practice’s in Nursing      

        Selected Funded Projects & Research

  • McCarthy, J. (2018). Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Delta Eta Chapter Grant: IPV Screening of Policies for University Healthcare Clinics ($500.00 Educational Development Grant). Funded

  • Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Intimate Partner Violence Screening Protocol in a University Health Care Clinic. McCarthy, J. & Bianchi, A. (2017-2018).


Research Review

  • BMJ Quality & Safety (2019) Making the “Invisible” Visible: Transforming the detection of Intimate Partner Violence