John Roy, ‘05

John Roy is enrolled in YSN’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty. He entered YSN in September 2002 via the Graduate Entry Pre-Specialty in Nursing (GEPN) program. He is a 1979 graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in History, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Yale’s School of Management. Following graduation from Yale College and while attending the M.B.A. program, John worked at the Yale Psychiatric Institute as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team involved in all aspects of long-term psychiatric rehabilitation. 

John has both founded and co-founded a number of non-profit and for-profit enterprises in musical arts and international education exchange. In 2001, President Clinton honored the work of the Washington D.C. based non-profit corporation, The International Society, Inc., which John founded in 1994, with a joint presidential audience of one of the corporation’s overseas projects during a state visit to Vietnam. 

John intends to employ his leadership and analytic skills in research, advocacy and the treatment of patients. “The GEPN program at YSN is the most targeted and direct course of graduate professional training that would enable me to commit the remainder of my life to the delivery of one-on-one psychiatric care and to a calling to social service that has informed more than twenty years of academic study and professional work experience,” he said.