Sharon Sussman

Sharon Sussman, Ed.D., RN, M.B.A., M.S.

Assistant Professor


  • Ed.D., Organization & Leadership-Nurse Executive Program, Teachers College Columbia University, December, 2011
  • M.S., Nursing Education, Adelphi University, August, 2008
  • C.P.A., New York State, conferred April, 1985
  • M.B.A., Accounting, Adelphi University, May, 1982
  • B.S., Nursing, Adelphi University, July, 1975

Professional Experience

  • City University of New York, CUNY on the Concourse, Bronx, New York-2009-2011
    Coordinator of Simulation Lab
  • CUNY The Graduate Center, New York City, New York- 2009-2011
    Research Assistant
  • St. Vincents School of Nursing, Fresh Meadows, New York- 2008 to 2009
    Two year Associate Degree Nursing Program, Full-time Faculty
  • Adelphi University- School of Nursing, Garden City, New York
    • Coordinator of Clinical and Community Affairs- 2005 to 2008
    • Adjunct Professor- 2004 to 2008, 2012-Present
    • Community Activities- 2005 to 2008, 2011 -present
  • Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, New York- 1994 to 2005
    Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Staff Nurse
  • Twin Oaks Day Camp and Nursery School, Merrick, New York- 1995 to 2004
    Medical Director
  • Substitute School Nurse- 2000 to 2004
    Substitute School Nurse: East Meadow, Oceanside, and Rockville Centre school districts
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York- 1988 to 1992
    Operating Room Staff Nurse
    • Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York- 1975 to 1982
    • Medical/Surgical Staff Nurse 1975 to 1979
      • Diabetic Educator
      • Dialysis Staff Nurse 1979 to 1982
  • Certified Public Accountant
    • James Moore Productions, Inc., New York, New York- 1986 to 1988
      Controller for advertising film production and photography company                                                                                                                                                                          
    • Mann, Judd Landau, CPA’s, New York, New York- 1982 to 1986
      Senior Staff
    • Rosman, Libman, Cohen, & Ogulnick, CPA’s, Baldwin, New York- 1986
      Senior Staff
    • Weisbrod & Ogulnick, CPA’s, Garden City, New York- 1986
      Senior Staff


  • Project Manager Development and Testing of  the Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Scale for Nursing Students, L. Sanders DNSc, CNM, S. Sussman RN, MBA, MS, P. Semeraro MS, CNM, S. Bolnick RN, MS, IBCLC, and M. Kaloudis, BA. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Convention, November, 2007.
  • Poster presentation Partnership Between Baccalaureate Senior Nursing Students and OR Internship: Is There Improved Recruitment of Graduating Students to the OR Post Internship?  At 5th Annual Sigma Theta Tau- Adelphi University Leadership Conference, April, 2008. Presented in conjunction with St. Francis Hospital, Elizabeth Cotter, RN, MS.
  • Member of the New York Metropolitan Evidence Based Research consortium initiated by Good Samaritan and area Hospitals and Schools of Nursing, (2006- 2008).

Honors and Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Omega Chapter, 1975
    • Committee member for the Annual Leadership Conference- Adelphi University & Sigma Theta Tau (2004-2008).
    • Committee co-chair Annual Induction of New Members- 2008
  • Delta Mu Delta- Business Honorary Society, 1982
  • 2007 Featured in Nursing Spectrum
  • ANA- Independent Member

Publications and Presentations

  • Development and Testing of the Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Scale for Nursing Students November, 2007, The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
  • Submissions to Nursing Spectrum
  • Works in Progress:
    • The Efficacy of a Consortium Model for Nursing Simulation
  • Unpublished Manuscripts
    • 2010 Nursing Recruitment and Retention: A Mixed Method Study of Incivility between Faculty and Nursing Administration
    • 2010 Moral Management in Practice
    • 2010 Managing the Socially Responsible Organization
    • 2010 Authentic Leadership: Creating Healthy Work Environments for Nursing Practice
    • 2009 Automated Drug Dispensing Systems: Are They Utopia?
    • 2008 Curriculum Development Components and Processes: Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum Meeting Summary
    • 2007 Developing a Philosophy of Education
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