Faculty and Staff

Jancy Tejada Acosta

Professor • Department of Nursing

Dr. Tejada is a caring advance practice nurse advocating for quality patient care through subacute and primary patient care. She believes patient education and preventative medicine is at the core of health care, wellness promotion and illness prevention. As a full time nurse practitioner Dr. Tejada has been able to direct patient care, manage chronic conditions in the adult and aging population. Her passion is to educate the Hispanic community with the goal to modify cultural habits that increase risk for illness.

Dr. Tejada is an adjunct clinical nursing instructor currently teaching senior students. Her role as an educator alumni of WPU has enabled her to pass knowledge and bedside experience to nursing graduates. She focuses on reinforcing the student's bedside skills while enhancing their confidence and autonomy in patient care.

Dr. Tejada recently completed her Doctor of Nursing practice degree with focus on education of antibiotic stewardship in rehab facilities and appropriate prescription of antibiotics. Dr. Tejada believes nursing advocacy will enable nurses to guide nursing care. As a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners she advocates for advance nursing practice to reform state regulations that limit nursing practice.

Professional Interests

Advance Practice Nursing
Holistic care

Other Interests

Cooking/baking, Singing and dancing, exercising, watching movies.

Languages (other than English)

Spanish  French 


DNP Nursing, William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

MS Advance Practice Nurse, Rutgers State University Newark, NJ



Licenses and Certifications

Basic life support starts at home, everyone should know ho to call and what to do in an emergency, while help arrives. 05/21/2021
BLS Instructor, LifeSavers Inc National

Adult Gerontology Advance Practice Nurse, AANP

Awards and Honors

Raymond J. Santee Memorial Scholarship Award
New Jersey League for Nursing

Notable Courses Taught

UDC IV Clinical instructor

Scheduled as needed 3-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the clinical rotation.