Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Joyce Knestrick is a family nurse practitioner from Washington, Pennsylvania. She serves as an advocate for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nursing. Knestrick practices in rural Appalachia caring for low-income and underserved populations.
Knestrick is also an associate professor at Georgetown University and is active in maintaining top-quality education for NPs. In addition, Knestrick works at local, regional, state and national levels to promote NP practice in education, policy and clinical care. Her research is focused on health and access to care for low-income and rural populations, particularly women. Knestrick is a tireless champion of NPs and works to ensure that patients have nurse practitioners as a choice for high-quality, cost-effective health care.