Ann Fallon, MSN, RN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
2000 Pennington Road, Loser Hall, Room 013
Ewing, New Jersey 08628
About Ann Fallon
My professional experience has been as an advanced practice nurse working in private practice with patients dealing with emotional and mental distress. I had additional training as a Psychoanalyst from the the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis in Teaneck NJ. After many years of private practice in New York City and Essex County New Jersey, I returned to nursing education to complement my professional life with teaching and supervision in the clinical area. After joining the college in 2002 as a Clinician Educator I had the opportunity to practice part time with the Counseling and Psychological Services staff here on campus. In 2010 I returned to the nursing department full time and added simulation specialist to my educator role.
In addition to clinical supervision of junior level nursing students on an in-patient psychiatric unit, I provide complex and challenging scenarios in our clinical simulation nursing lab. The nursing care of the family is a significant treatment issue for all patient care settings and is my specialty area of interest. I have designed scenarios for students to practice their communication skills that focus on End-of-Life, pediatric patients and families, PTSD in veterans and domestic violence. Also, I have written my own psychiatric-mental health scenario that was featured in a national newspaper. It deals with the nursing care of patients with bipolar disorder in the emergency room.
Recently I have joined the Mental Health Task Force here on campus and hope to become more involved in fostering the Health and Wellness of our own campus community.
I believe in the power of skillful communication within our therapeutic relationships with patients. I am committed to infusing our nursing program with opportunities for our students to master the therapeutic communication process and to be prepared to practice it wherever they become employed throughout the healthcare delivery system.
Psychoanalyst Certification; Psychology of women and young adults.