Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric and perinatal palliative and hospice care; pediatric and neonatal critical care; community health
Office:WEGNUR 309-C
Phone:(585) 899-3839
Joy Hogan



MSN, University Of Rochester
BSN, Roberts Wesleyan College

Professor Joy Hogan brings over two decades of rich and diverse experience in pediatric nursing to the Wegmans School of Nursing. With a deep-rooted passion for pediatric palliative and hospice care, she has dedicated her career to providing compassionate support to children and their families during their most vulnerable moments.

Professor Hogan's journey in pediatric healthcare began as a Registered Nurse, where she honed her skills in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatric Cardiac Care Center (PCCC), caring for critically ill children. She also served as a Pediatric Service Clinical Resource Nurse for 11 years. Her commitment to advancing her expertise led her to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Rochester in 2016, specializing as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC).

Following her graduation, Professor Hogan transitioned to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where she provided vital care and support to families with newborns facing serious health challenges. Concurrently, she embarked on a fulfilling role with CompassionNet through Rochester Regional Health, extending her expertise to pediatric and perinatal palliative and hospice care—a role that resonated deeply with her passion for compassionate end-of-life care. She still actively works in these capacities in a per-diem role.

In 2022, Professor Hogan joined the faculty at St. John Fisher University, bringing her practical experience and expertise to the classroom. While she has contributed to teaching within the graduate program, her primary focus now lies in nurturing the next generation of nurses through the undergraduate nursing program.

At Fisher, Professor Hogan actively engages in co-teaching the following courses on campus, including:

  • NURS312: Palliative and End of Life Care: Drawing from her extensive experience in pediatric palliative care, Professor Hogan offers invaluable insights into providing holistic care to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses.
  • NURS429: Population and Community Health: Professor Hogan's expertise extends beyond direct patient care as she collaborates in both classroom instruction and clinical coordination, emphasizing the importance of community-based approaches to healthcare.
  • Population Health and Wellness I – Professor Hogan has been closely involved with the creation of this new course to launch in Spring 2025