Deborah Jean Baptiste head shot.

Assistant Professor

Department Online Programs: Nursing

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste is the program director for the online Master of Science in Nursing Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

    Dr. Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste has an extensive and diverse educational background, which provides her with a broad knowledge base and unique perspective. She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Her areas of focus are primary prevention, nursing education and sickle cell disease.

    She began her career as a nurse practitioner in primary care working with under-served populations in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Here she utilized evidenced based medicine to facilitate physical and mental wellness in the patients of this community.

    Her current clinical practice focuses on occupational medicine where she develops, and initiates plans of care regarding workplace related injuries for the employees of the only level one trauma center and largest hospital system in Western Massachusetts. She also applies protocols and procedures set by OSHA, The Department of Labor and other governing bodies to ensure the health maintenance, wellness and safety of healthcare workers.

    Her passion is nursing education. She has taught in didactic, laboratory and clinical settings in certificate as well as graduate programs. She started at Regis College as an adjunct professor and 10 months later transitioned to the director of the adult gerontology program and assistant professor roles.

    In her free time, she enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


    Using SBAR as a Communication Tool - Pilot Study


    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD), UMass Chan Medical School, 2022

    Master of Science, Nurse Practitioner, UMass Chan Medical School, 2015

    Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, minors in chemistry and psychology, Westfield State University, 2011

    Jean-Baptiste, D. M., Wassef, M., Bolyai, S. S., and Jenerette, C. (2022). Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease Using SBAR as a Communication Tool: A Pilot Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(21), 13817.