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Rosemary (Mimi) Cappelli, EdD, MA, RN,C

Assistant Professor

2000 Pennington Road, Trenton Hall, Room 217, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-2872 / Fax Number: (609) 637-5159 / Email:  cappelli@tcnj.edu

 

About Dr. Cappelli

Dr. Mimi Cappelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing. She joined Trenton State College in 1980 and has taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses covering nursing care of adults (classroom and clinical components), holistic health assessment, nursing interventions, nursing research, professional role development, and perspectives in advanced nursing practice. She incorporates years of acute care clinical, professional, legal and military nursing experience into her classes and strives to make every learning experience authentic for students. Her pedagogical approach involves thoughtful consideration of every aspect of nursing practice and care of hospitalized patients.

Dr. Cappelli was a flight nurse in the United States Air Force Reserve for over 25 years. During that 25-year period, she served as a flight nurse, Director of Continuing Nurse Education and Chief Nurse Executive of the 714th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McGuire AFB, NJ. She was activated and deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany during the Gulf War and treated wartime injuries suffered by service men and women of all armed service branches. During her tour of duty she worked air evacuation missions between Ramstein AB, Germany and Andrews Air Force Base, MD.

Dr. Cappelli is an active member of her professional nurses’ associations. She served as President of New Jersey State Nurses Association from 2000 – 2002 and served on the Board of Directors from 1998 to 2004. She was a New Jersey Delegate to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates for over 5 years.

Dr. Cappelli received her BS in nursing from Trenton State College, MA in nursing education from New York University, and EdD in Counseling Psychology from University of Sarasota.

Specialty:   Medical-Surgical, critical care nursing; nursing practice and standards; professional and regulatory nursing practices.

Curriculum Vitae

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Registered Professional Nurse NJ License # 54171

EDUCATION

2005Ed.D. University of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, Counseling Psychology
1998M.A. New York University, New York, NY, Nursing
1973B. S. Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ, Nursing

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 

1980-present Instructor/Assistant Professor, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey.

1978-1980 Instructor and Course Coordinator, Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Trenton, New Jersey.

1976-1985 Registered Professional Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Saint Francis Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey.

1974-1976 Registered Professional Nurse, Medical Surgical Unit, Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey.

1973-1974 Registered Professional Nurse, Neurosurgery Unit, Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA.

 

EMPLOYMENT PART-TIME: 

2003-2008Mortgage Signing Agent, National Real Estate Services, Pittsburgh, PA
2003-2004Legal Consultant, Petrucelli & Petrucelli, Iron River, MI
2000-2001Legal Consultant, Sitzler, Riley, and Lifrak, Mount Holly, NJ
2000Legal Consultant, Alma L. Saravia, Esquire, Flaster Greenberg,
Cherry Hill, NJ
1993-1997Labor Consultant, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton,
New Jersey.
1988-1993Staff Labor Specialist, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton,
New Jersey.
1976-1992Registered Professional Nurse, Intensive Care, Mobile Intensive Care,
Emergency Room, Coronary Care Units, Saint Francis Medical Center,
Trenton, New Jersey.

 

 MILITARY SERVICE:

1995-2003Chief Nurse Executive, 714th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, U.S.
Air Force Reserve, McGuire AFB, New Jersey
1990-1991Flight Nurse, Operation Desert Storm, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
1981-2003Flight Nurse, 714th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, U.S. Air Force
 

1976-1981

Reserve, McGuire AFB, New Jersey.

Primary Care Nurse, 170th USAF Clinic, New Jersey Air National

Guard, McGuire AFB, New Jersey.
 

HONORS/AWARDS:

2007NJ Institute for Nursing Award for Leadership in Nursing
2003Support of Scholarly Activities (SOSA) Sabbatical Leave
2002Department of the Air Force, The Meritorious Service Medal
1998Department of the Air Force, The Meritorious Service Medal
1991Who’s Who in American Nursing
198714th Air Force Nominee for Outstanding Reserve Nurse
1986American Nurses Association Certification, Medical-Surgical Nursing
1985Department of the Air Force, The Air Force Commendation Medal
1984Department of Health, Education, Welfare Title II Scholarship
1983Department of Health, Education, Welfare Title II Scholarship
1982Outstanding Young Women of America
1981Sigma theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
1978Department of Health, Education, Welfare Title II Scholarship
1977Department of Health, Education, Welfare Title II Scholarship

 

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION: 

2015 Clinical Simulation and Sim Man Orientation – TCNJ Clinical Lab 2009-present Medscape Online Continuing Education Modules

2008 Ethical Challenges: Are We Ready, New Jersey Nursing Convention 2008 Cutting Edge Practices in Geriatrics, New Jersey Nursing Convention 2008 NJ Board of Nursing: CNE Regulations for Relicensure, New Jersey

Nursing Convention

2008 Palliative Care in Hospitals, New Jersey Nursing Convention

2008 Leadership and Research Outcomes, New Jersey Nursing Convention 2007 ELNEC Graduate Training Program, Tucson, AZ

2007 The Nuts and Bolts of Spinal Fusion Surgery, Red Bank, NJ

2007 Summit on the Educational Advancement of the Nursing Profession, NJSNA, Thomas Edison College, NJ

2006 Nurses in Trenton 2006, New Jersey State Nurses Association

2006 Complexity Science: Knowledge, Learning & Resources to Advance Nursing Practice, Education & Leadership, The College of New Jersey

2004 Nurses in Trenton 2004, New Jersey State Nurses Association 2003 Nurses in Trenton 2003, New Jersey State Nurses Association

2002 Nurses in Trenton 2002, New Jersey State Nurses Association

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Cappelli, R. (2005). An exploration of caring efficacy in student nurses. Unpublished Doctoral dissertation, University of Argosy/Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Recognizing people in crisis. (1982). In J. Robinson (Ed.), Using crisis intervention wisely. New York: Springer.

Applying crisis intervention techniques. (1982). In J. Robinson (Ed.), Using crisis intervention wisely. New York: Springer.

 

 PRESENTATIONS:

Cappelli, R. & Rottkamp, J. (2004). Recognizing the Work of Nurses: Standardized Nursing Languages, Presented at the New Jersey Nursing Convention

Cappelli, R. (2000). Negotiating an employment contract. Presented to MSN students, The College of New Jersey. Trenton, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1994). Basics of Labor Law. New Jersey State Nurses Association Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1993). When a complaint becomes a grievance. Know your rights. New Jersey State Nurses Association Annual Convention. Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1991). Developing a career ladder for community health nurses. New Jersey State Nurses Association Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1990). Collective bargaining as a power strategy. New Jersey State Nurses Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. & Conry, K. (1986). The effects of flight on a pulmonary artery catheter.

Aerospace Medical Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Cappelli, R. (1982). Introduction to Legislation and Practical Politics for Nurses.

College of Saint Elizabeth, College Station, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1982). The nurse as political innovator: perspectives and strategies.

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1981). Introduction to the legislation process and practical politics for nurses. 72nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1981). The legislation process: impact on nursing. New Jersey Student Nurses Association Annual Convention, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1980). Emergency care of the neurological patient. Trenton Regional Association for In-service for Nurses. Trenton, New Jersey.

Cappelli, R. (1980). Behavioral concepts and the critically ill patient. Trenton Regional Association for In-service for Nurses. Trenton, New Jersey.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Memberships: American Nurses Association

New Jersey State Nurses Association Sigma Theta Tau

Reserve Officer Association

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

 

Appointments:

2003-2005 Appointed by NJ Governor’s Office to Board of Directors for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

2003-2005 Chairperson, Board of Directors, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

2004-2007 Awards Committee, New Jersey State Nurses Association 2004-2007 Scholarship Committee: New Jersey State Nurses Association

2002 NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Nursing Shortage Task Force

1998-2000 Budget and Planning Committee, New Jersey State Nurses Association Trenton, New Jersey

1997-present Board of Directors, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1990-1997 Board of Trustees, Interested Nurses Political Action Committee (INPAC), New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1990-1995 Treasurer, INPAC, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1981-1982 Member and Chairperson, Legislation Committee, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1982-1983 Member and Chairperson, Legislation Committee, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1982-1984 Second Vice President, Region 3, New Jersey State Nurses Association 1980-1983 Board of Directors, Legislation Committee, New Jersey State Nurses

Association, Trenton, New Jersey

1980-1982Editor, Nurseline, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Constituency #3
1980-1981Steering Committee on Legal Aspects of Practice for Nurse Practitioners
in New Jersey. New Jersey State Nurses Association.
1982-1982Ad Hoc Committee, Pronouncement of Death Legislation in New Jersey

 

Elected Positions:

2002-2004President, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Ewing, New Jersey
2000-2002President-Elect, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Ewing, New Jersey
2000-2002President, Institute for Nursing, Ewing, New Jersey
1997-2004House of Delegates, American Nurses Association, New Jersey Delegate
1999-2000Treasurer, Region 4, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Ewing, NJ
1997-1999President, Region 4, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Ewing, NJ
1984-1987Board of Directors, Constituency 3, New Jersey State Nurses Association
1984-1986Faculty Advisor, Delta Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Trenton State
College
1984-1987Nominating Committee (Chair), Delta Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau,
Trenton State College
1982-1983Second Vice President, Constituency 3, New Jersey State Nurse Association

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE: 

2012-present Trenton Animal Shelter, PetSmart, Yardley, PA

2005-2012 Burlington County Animal Alliance, Burlington, New Jersey 1981-2003 United States Air Force Reserve

2000-2002 Chairperson, Institute for Nursing, Ewing, New Jersey

1980-2002 Fundraising Committee, American Cancer Society. Trenton, New Jersey 1979-1989 Basic Cardiac Life Instructor, Burlington County Division, American

Heart Association

1976-1981 New Jersey Air National Guard

 

COLLEGE SERVICE: 

2015-present TSC/TCNJ Nurse Alumni Chapter

2014-2015 President, Department of Nursing Alumni Organization 1995-1996 CUPPS

1993-1995 Faculty and Institutional Research Committee 1987-1988 Human Relations Committee

1984-1986 Local Computer Coordinators Committee 1981-1983 Athletic Advisory Committee

 

SCHOOL SERVICE: 

2015-present TSC/TCNJ Nurse Alumni Chapter

2014-2015 President, Department of Nursing Alumni Organization 2013-present Student/Faculty Affairs Committee

2010-present Search Committee

2010-2013 Graduate Curriculum Committee 2010-2013 Graduate Program Committee

2008 Recruitment for CNL Program, University Medical Center, Princeton 2008 Developed CNL information packets for recruitment of CNL students 2008 CNL Partnership Conference, Tucson, AZ

2008 Graduate Program liaison/writer for CCNE accreditation report 2008 Orientation and Registration for incoming freshman class

2007-2008 Graduate Curriculum Committee 2007-2008 Graduate Program Committee

2007 Graduate Open House, TCNJ, 9/7/07 2007 Graduate Open House, TCNJ, 10/15/07

2007 Consultation with CNL Program Director, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL

2007 ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Program, Promoting Palliative Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, Albuquerque, NM

2006 Arranged donation of Bear I ventilator for Clinical Learning Lab

2006  Preceptor for Drexel University MSN Student in Education Practicum 2007

Established contract with Robert Wood Johnson Hospital/Hamilton to reestablish NURS 424/334 clinical learning experiences

2007 Chair, Nurse Faculty Search Committee

2006-2007 CNL Program Development and Implementation Committee 2003-2004 Sabbatical

2001-2003 Chairperson, Undergraduate Division of Nursing

2003 Presented RN-BSN and BSN overview, Community Advisory Council Meeting, TCNJ School of Nursing

2000-2003 CCNE Accreditation Task Force

2000-2001 CCNE Accreditation Task Force, Chair 2001-present Curriculum Committee

2001-present Student Affairs Committee 2001-present Faculty Affairs Committee

1998-2001 Student Affairs Committee, Chair

1991-1995 Reappointment, Tenure, & Promotions Committee (Chair) 1990-2007 Undergraduate Division Committee

1988-1989 Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair 1981-1989 Faculty Affairs Committee, Member 1987-2000 Student Affairs Committee, Chair 1987-present Student Affairs Committee, Member 1985-1987 Vice-President, Faculty Organization

1985-present Reappointment, Tenure, & Promotions Committee 1985-1986 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

1985-1987 Executive Advisory Committee 1984-1985 Faculty Affairs Committee 1981-1982 Executive Advisory Committee 1981-1982 Curriculum Committee, Chair 1981-1982 Faculty Affairs Committee 1980-1981 Student Affairs Committee

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

 2009- present

NUR 230 Holistic Health Assessment NUR 240 Nursing Interventions

NUR 460 Leadership in Nursing: Clinical Supervision 1993-2009

NUR-334: Nursing Care of Adults/Practice – Medical Surgical, Critical Care/ Open Heart Step-Down Units

NUR-424: Nursing Care of Adults/Practice – Intensive Care Unit NUR-410 Professional Role Development III

NUR-460 Capstone Leadership Seminar: Field Experience 1991-1996

NUR-328: Nursing Research and Conceptual Models

1980-1993

NURS IV: Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, Pediatric Nursing/Practice NURS V: Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, Pediatric Nursing/Practice

 

GRADUATE COURSES DEVELOPED/TAUGHT: 

2008-2013 NURS 511 Introduction to the CNL Role 2007-2013 NURS 695 Practicum in the CNL Role

Revised Summer 2008

2007-2013 NURS 660 Chronic and Complex Conditions Revised Spring 2009

2006-2013 NURS 501 Perspectives in Advanced Nursing Practice Revised Fall 2008

Summer 2005 Developed Orientation for Clinical Faculty for NURS 424-334 Summer 1995 NURS 360: Topics in Nursing: Adult Critical Care Nursing

January 2015

 

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