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Jessica RileySaint Francis Healthcare System announced that Jessica R. Riley, MSN, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, has returned to Saint Francis as a Nurse Practitioner and Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator at Cape Cardiology Group, a Saint Francis Medical Partner in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She received her Post-Master’s Certificate as an Acute Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from USI in July 2022. She joins Saint Francis from Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she served as Assistant Nurse Manager of the Neuro Progressive Care Unit.

Riley earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University followed by her Master of Science in nursing from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. 

Riley specializes in cardiology and congestive heart failure. She has 18 years of healthcare experience, including neurology, critical care, education and leadership. She notably presented research at the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Symposium in 2019 on Unplanned Extubations. Riley is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.