Joan began her career in 1971 graduating with a diploma from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. After thirty years in healthcare, specializing in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Critical Care, and Nursing Administration, Joan returned to school graduating Cum Laude from Lynn University in 2002 earning a BSN. Immediately following graduation in 2002, she entered Florida Atlantic University acclaimed Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Joan graduated in 2005 earning her MSN and ARNP in Family Practice.
Following graduation in 2005, Joan worked as an adjunct instructor at Palm Beach State College teaching LPN’s and Patient Care Technicians. In January, 2007, Joan joined Dr. Abbas Rabiei’s team at Coastal Nephrology & Hypertension Center. Since then, she has become the first Certified Nephrology Nurse –Nurse Practitioner in Florida in 2009 and continues to maintain her ARNP in family practice.