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The mission and strategic vision of NYIT’S Department of Nursing is to prepare nurses for the community-wide and institutional level roles that will meet the health care needs of a global and diverse society. Our foremost goal is to promote and demonstrate excellence in professional nursing practice, grounded within the context of a transcultural perspective. We continue to focus on our strategic plan and vision as we move forward. I want to thank my colleagues and the administration for their support in all our efforts.
At this time I would like to introduce our department faculty:
Dr. Susan Neville- Department Chair, Dr. Carol Caico, Dr. Maureen Cardoza, Dr. Elaine Della Vecchia, Dr. Anne Ganzer, Dr. Patrice Hood, Professor Patricia Montano, Professor Lisa Sparacino, Dr. Cheryl Zauderer
Professor Jennifer Lincks- OW adjunct lab manager, Professor Magalie Alcindor, Professor Auxilium Bersamin, Professor Nancy Bohnarczyk, Professor Eileen Scanlon, Professor Pamela Treister, Professor Barbara Wighton, Professor Christine Zingale and several other long-term, highly credentialed clinical adjunct faculty
Mrs. Helen Marie Pietro and Mrs. Veronica Valencia- Administrative Assistants, Old Westbury & Manhattan Campuses
There are several initiatives that the entire DON faculty is involved in:
Faculty continues to increase their scholarship through many departments, NYIT and professional workshops, not only in their areas of practice specialty, but also in educational pedagogy.
Many articles, papers, symposiums and posters were presented or have been published or accepted for publication, nationally and internationally. The following is a sampling. Additional information can be found by clicking individual faculty portfolios.
Dr. Susan Neville, Dr. Elaine Della Vecchia, Dr. Cheryl Zauderer, Dr. Patrice Hood and Professors Lisa Sparacino, and Pat Montano (NYIT DON) completed an End-Of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training Course (supported by a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) and administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the City of Hope National Medical Center. The course was taught by Dr. Maureen Cardoza (NYIT DON) who is certified to teach and administer the course nationally. The course focused on best practices for Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
Faculty continue to serve or hold leadership positions on many professional and community organizational boards, such as the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospitals, The NYS Nurses Association, President of the Council of Deans of Nursing: Senior Colleges and Universities in New York State- Dr. Susan Neville, and The Council of Nurse Practitioners to name a few.
Faculty continues to be involved in IRB approved research, which involves 2 research protocols (Dr. Susan Neville and Dr. Ellen Greer- Breast Cancer, Culture & Empowerment; Dr. Patrice Hood and Professor Maureen Cardoza: Pediatric Simulation.
Other areas of faculty research interests are posted on the Nursing Website and involve: Gerontology, Patient Safety and Informatics, On-Line Teaching Pedagogy, Women’s Health, Depression and Bereavement, Simulation Technology, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses and Hip Replacement Best Practices.
The DON held its Sixth Annual Spring Colloquium in March. This year’s colloquium focused on the dynamics associated with Health Care Literacy. Over 250 health care professionals and students attended the colloquium. This initiative continues the department’s commitment to infusing evidenced based best practices as core to sustaining excellence in practice and scholarship.
The Nursing Arts Lab faculty & managers, Professor Lisa Sparacino- Nursing Arts Lab Coordinator & Instructor, Professor Jennifer Lincks- OW Lab Manager & adjunct faculty, facilitate excellence in learning and practice in our state-of-the- art nursing labs on the Old Westbury and Manhattan Campuses.
The past fall semester, our senior nursing students participated in the Nassau County Department of Health Flu Vaccination Clinics providing education and Flu shots to over 700 senior citizens.
One of our senior nursing student- Margarita Koutsouras, has been selected as a student delegate to the 2011 Education Without Borders Conference: to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 28-31, 2011. With over 10,000 applications submitted worldwide, Margarita will join 4 other elected student delegates from NYIT at the conference
We all look forward to continuing our journey of excellence this academic year and want to acknowledge that NYIT Nurses continue to make A Difference in the lives of their Clients and Communities both local and global.