Who teaches UConn’s Online FNP Degree Courses?

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master Degree Program Faculty: Brenda McNeil

Brenda McNeil, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Interim Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. McNeil is a family nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience in primary care. She has devoted her career to improving healthcare access for undeserved populations. She has been actively teaching graduate nursing students for the past decade, aiming to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to provide exceptional patient care. She is also a member and serves on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Preceptor Committee. Dr. McNeil has presented at various national conferences on topics ranging from childhood obesity prevention and preceptor development to preparing NPs to care for undeserved populations. Her clinical and scholarly interests include health promotion, disease prevention, social determinants of health, mental health, pediatrics/adolescent health, obesity prevention, and motivational interviewing.


UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master Degree Program Faculty Member: Annette Jakubisin-Konicki headshot

Annette Jakubisin-Konicki, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Jakubisin Konicki, is Professor and Associated Dean of Graduate Programs. As a nursing educator, she is transforming care for the underserved through better preparation of the APN workforce by integrating her interests in primary prevention, health promotion, and interprofessional education. She has extensive experience in curricular development and evaluation. She served as a lead in the development of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) 2024 Competency Implementation Guide for Nurse Practitioner Faculty which identifies the Nurse Practitioner population foci competencies. She remains active in the NONPF Curricular Leadership Committee and is a champion for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2021 Essentials for the implementation of competency-based education in nurse practitioner education.

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master Degree Program Faculty: Ivy Alexander Headshot

Ivy M. Alexander, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Ivy M. Alexander is a Professor and Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in primary care for underserved populations, including Veterans and their families, and Midlife Women's Health Care. She has extensive experience in both clinical and didactic education and has served as Project Director for multiple HRSA-funded programs supporting education and training of primary care NPs since 2013.

UConn Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master Degree Program Faculty: Elizabeth Mayerson

Elizabeth Mayerson, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Dr. Mayerson has over 30 years of experience as a primary care provider. She is currently the Assistant Director of Prelicensure Programs and teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology in the traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Her research interests include prescription opioid abuse, behavioral health in primary care, and medical marijuana.