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Jan 20 2015

NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program

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Dec 18 2014

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Dec 12 2014

NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs

Apr 01 2015

Web Resource Evaluation

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Apr 02 2015

All Majors Job & Internship Fair

Apr 02 2015

Technical Writing Contest

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Research Boot Camp: Pulverizing Plagiarism

Lisa Sparacino
Donna Darcy

Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., RN, CCRN

Instructor/Nursing Arts Lab Manager


  • Ph.D. Nursing Education, Capella University, 2014
  • M.S., Nursing Education, Molloy College, 2008

Research Interests

  • Acclimation to professional practice
  • Simulation and Technology as a Teaching Strategy
  • Curriculum Development


  • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • New York State Licensed - Registered Nurse

Additional Credentials

  • End-of Life education consortium training course taught by Maureen Cardoza, PhD., RN, Assistant Professor to the Nursing Department (May 2011).

Selected Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Epsilon Kappa Chapter
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Nurses Association

Selected Grants and Research Funding

  • QSEN: 2010 Quality and Safety Education in Nursing
  • NYIT ISRC grant: Title Using SBAR Competencies to Enhance Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Need for Quality and Safety

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Sparacino, L. (2014). A Beginning Theory of Faculty’s Role in Assisting New Graduate Nurses’ Adjustment to Practice. A dissertation presented in partial fulfillment for the degree Doctor of Philosophy, Capella University
  • Sparacino, L. & DellaVecchia, E. (February 2013). Using High Fidelity Simulation to Close he Teaching and Learning Gap. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI). 17(1), Available at
  • Sparacino, L. (2013) Safety in the Workplace Presentation to the member’s of the American Women’s Medical Association, NYITCOM chapter, Williams Auditorium, New York, New York
  • Sparacino, L. (July 2013) Building Cognitive Bridges, & Ethics and Legal Nursing Issues in Aging. W.A.G.E. Program [NYIT HRSA gerontology grant]. Presenter, Nassau University Medical Center. Uniondale, New York
  • Neville, S. & Sparacino, L, (May 2013). Preparing Nurses for Today’s Health Care Environment Through the Use of Simulation Technology, Education, Assessment & Health System Integration. Presenter, Nurse Appreciation Week Celebration, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx New York
  • Sparacino, L. (March 2013). Safety in the Workplace. Presentation to the member’s of the American Women’s Medical Association, NYITCOM chapter, Rockefeller Auditorium Old Westbury New York
  • Della Vecchis, E., Sparacino, L., & Neville, S. (2012). QSEN Quality and Safety Competencies Across the Curriculum: A Stepwise Model for Integration and Replication Podium presentation at AACN education conference
  • Neville, S., Sparacino, L., Cardoza, M., Ganzer, A. (May 4-6, 2011). Poster Presentation. Health Literacy for Health Care Providers: An Interdisciplinary Education Program, at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference, Irvine, California.
  • Caico, C., Cardoza, M., Della Vecchia, E., Ganzer, A., Greer, E., Hood, P., Montano, P., Neville, S., Sparacino, L., Zauderer, C. (April 6, 2011). Peer reviewed poster presentation. Meaningful Leadership: The Barometer for an Ever-Changing Climate in Healthcare, at the Seventh Annual Nursing Leadership Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.
  • Presentation: Care of the Telemetry patient: Basic Arrhythmias and pacemaker care.
  • Sparacino, L., & Della Vecchia, E. (2010). Completing the Circle: Teaching Safe Medication Administration Practices. Presented at the 2010 NSLIJ Education consortium, and 2011, University of Pittsburg ELITE conference.
  • Sparacino, L., Melore, K., Ballestas, H. C. (2008). Poster Presentation. The BMS Model: Mentor = Mentee = Success, at the NLN Leadership Conference. Orlando, FL.