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Tracy Perron, PhD, RN

2000 Pennington Road, Trenton Hall, Room 225, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-2854 / Fax Number: (609) 637-5159 / Email:   perront@tcnj.edu

About Dr. Perron

Dr. Tracy Perron is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She joined the College of New Jersey in September of 2015 and teaches a variety of courses from Professional Role, The Development of Unitary Man and Environment across the Life Span and Caring in Community Health Science. Her research interests focus on bullying among school-age children, school health and community health.

She is a certified school nurse and a certified nurse educator with over 13 years teaching experience in higher education. Dr. Perron has an extensive background in community health and public health nursing.

Dr. Perron is a recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Nurse/Faculty Scholarship. She has presented her research findings regarding bullying at several national conventions including; the National Public Health Association and the National School Nurse Convention. She has also presented her findings to the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the New Jersey Nursing Initiative annual meeting.

Dr. Perron received her nursing degree from Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN and MSN at Kean University and her PhD form Rutgers the State University. Dr. Perron has previously taught at both Kean University and Rutgers University.

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ 2013

Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing

Dissertation: Factors Associated With Peer Victimization in Elementary, Middle and High School Students.

RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ

Certificate – School Nursing

2003
KEAN UNIVERSITY, School of Nursing, Union, NJ

Masters of Science – Nursing

2001
Thesis: A comparison of Perceptions on Caring Behaviors between Patients and Nurses.
KEAN UNIVERSITY, School of Nursing, Union, NJ

Bachelor of Science – Nursing

1999
FRAMINGHAM UNION HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, Framingham, MA

Diploma – Nursing

 

1987

 

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, School of Nursing, Ewing, NJ

Assistant Professor September 2014 – Present Courses taught: Professional Role Development I and The Development of Unitary Man and Environment across the Life-Span.

Committee service:

KEAN UNIVERSITY, School of Nursing, Union, NJ

Lecturer2012-2014
School Nurse Program Coordinator2013-2014
Graduate Program Coordinator2013-2014

Courses taught: Professional Nursing Practice in the Community, Independent Practicum Capstone, Health Promotion in the Community, Conceptual Foundations and Research in Nursing.

Member, Faculty Search Committee, Research Chair, Sigma Theta

Tau Lambda Iota chapter, Chair, Awards Committee, Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Iota chapter.

RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ

Clinical Faculty2001-2011
School Nurse Program Coordinator/Advisor2007-2011
Adjunct faculty2011-2014

 

RELATED EXPERIENCES

 BAYSHORE MEDICAL CENTER, Holmdel, NJ

Faculty, Instructor Trainer 1997-2011

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, Long Branch, NJ

Community Health Educator 1994-2006

Coordinated and developed various community education programs for the public Including; childbirth education classes, breastfeeding education classes, CPR classes, baby care classes and sibling (big brother big sister) classes.

KEAN UNIVERSITY, Union NJ

Graduate Assistant 1999-2001

Worked with graduate students assisting with coursework, computer technology as well as student teaching responsibilities.

AM-SERV HEALTHCARE, Edison, NJ

Nursing Supervisor/Director of Education 1993-1997

Responsible for supervising nursing and ancillary staff in the home care settings as well as developing and implementing various continuing education programs for the nursing staff and non-licensed homecare staff to comply with New Jersey Board of Nursing regulations for certification and licensure.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY, Red Bank, NJ

Intravenous Team Director 1991-1993

Responsibilities included; direct patient care in homecare settings, supervision of nursing staff, as well as development and implementation of various in-service programs for nursing staff.

KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE, Montclair, NJ

Nursing Director of Intravenous Program 1990-1991

Responsibilities included; direct patient care in homecare settings, supervision of nursing staff, as well as development and implementation of various in-service programs for nursing staff.

SHORT HILLS PEDIATRICS, Livingston, NJ

Staff Nurse 1989-1990

Direct patient care to pediatric population ages newborn to 21.

SAINT CLARES HOSPITAL, Denville, NJ

Staff Nurse 1987-1989

Direct patient care to a variety of medical surgical orthopedic patients.

CONSULTIVE AND ADVISORY POSTIONS

 NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING AMBASSADOR, Kean University 2012-2014

 SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL

Educational Task Force Member 2013-present

 NURSE OF THE FUTURE GAP ANALYSIS COMPETENCIES

Task Force Member 2013

 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

 PARKER FAMILY CLINIC, Red Bank, NJ 2009-present

Volunteer at the Parker Family Clinic providing CPR certification to the volunteer physicians, nurses and ancillary staff.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE, Freehold, NJ 2009-present

Volunteer various services for the Relay for Life.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY, Red Bank, NJ 2002-present

Volunteer in the Red Bank, Keyport, Keansberg and Asbury Park Community Health Centers providing CPR training to the physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.

ADVANCED DENTAL SEMINAR GROUP, Long Branch, NJ 2013

Volunteered CPR training to Dentist and Oral Surgeons form all over New Jersey.

 

AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS AND HONORS 

  • National League for Nursing, Certified Nurse Educator, 2012
  • Recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship, the purpose of this scholarship was for the pursuit of a doctorate with a focus in nurse education preparation, 2009
  • Certified School Nurse, Board of Education State of New Jersey, 2003
  • Received the distinguished service award from Kean University School of Nursing, 2001
  • Inducted into the National Honor Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, 1998
  • Awarded American Heart Association Training Center Faculty, 1997
  • Certified Childbirth Educators LLC, Certified Childbirth educator, 1994
  • American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor, 1991
  • Intravenous Nursing Society, Chemotherapy Certification, 1990
  • Saint Clares Hospital Intravenous Certification, 1989

 

SCHOLARSHIP, GRANTS AND RESEARCH

  •  September 2014: Novo Nordisk grant funded $45,000; Co-Investigator.
  • Dissertation: “Factors Associated with Peer Victimization in Elementary, Middle and High School Students”,
  • Annual Reviewer for American Public Health Association conference podium and poster
  • Reviewer for Pediatric Nursing Journal
  • Applied for National School Nurses Association grant, scored third overall, not funded,
  • Pilot study “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms and School Climate”,
  • Produced and marketed Infant and Child CPR DVD, 2006
  • Received $500.00 grant from Sigma Theta Tau to reexamine my thesis results, 2004
  • Thesis: “A Comparison of Perceptions on Caring Behaviors Between Patients and Nurses”,

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Perron, T (2013). Peer victimization: Strategies to decrease bullying in the schools. British Journal of School Nursing, (8) 1, 25-29.

Perron, T (2014) in review at the Journal of Pediatrics, “Factors associated with bullying: An empirical review of the literature.”

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS 

  • October 2014: Interviewed for “TCNJ Talks” regarding bullying, implications of bullying, and steps that students can take to help the situation or educate themselves
  • April 2014: Keynote speaker for Sigma Theta Tau induction Lambda Iota Chapter
  • September 2013: Abstract accepted at National School Nurse Association annual conference, for poster presentation “Factors Associated With Peer Victimization in Elementary, Middle And High School ”
  • September 2013: Presentation of dissertation findings for anti-bullying program coordinator and staff for district where data was
  • January 2013: Presented to New Jersey State Nurses Association members, Brookdale Community College: New Jersey Anti-Bullying law: What it is and what it means to school
  • October 2012: Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Research Summit, Kean University, Union, NJ entitled: “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms with Bullying and School Climate”
  • October 2011: Peer Reviewed: Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the National Public Health Association annual meeting entitled: “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms with Bullying and School Climate”
  • September 2011: Wrote for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative blog entitled “NJ Takes Lead: School Nurses in Key Position to Combat Bullying”
  • September 2011: Wrote for the Robert Wood Johnson Human Capital Blog entitled “NJ Takes Lead: School Nurses in Key Position to Combat Bullying
  • September 2011: Presented poster presentation for the Annual New Jersey Nursing Initiative meeting entitled: “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms with Bullying and School Climate”
  • July 2011: Wrote for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative blog entitled: “School Nurses Take Interest in Bullying Study”
  • June 2011: Peer Reviewed: Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the National Association of School Nurses entitled: “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms with Bullying and School Climate”
  • May 2011: Wrote for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative blog entitled: Scholars Work on Bullying Sheds Valuable Insight”
  • February 2011: Participated in the Collaborative Learning Community Webinar about “Unfolding Case Studies” for the scholars and faculty preparation program of the Robert Wood Johnson funded New Jersey Nursing

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 

KEAN UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Curriculum revisions for the school nurse post graduate certification program 2013-2014.

RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERISTY, COLLEGE OF NURSING 

Cultural Dimensions undergraduate sophomore level course spring 2007 and spring 2010. Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives, course content and exams.

School Nursing Practicum post graduate level course. Fall 2007 and spring 2006. Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives and course content.

Community Health nursing undergraduate senior level course. Spring 2004. Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives, course content and exams.

Nursing Care in the Community RN-BSN course. Fall 2011. . Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives and course content.

Nursing Care Provider I undergraduate junior level course. Fall 2002 and 2004. Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives, course content and exams.

Nursing Care Provider I Lab undergraduate junior level course. Fall 2002. Developed curriculum for course including syllabus, course objectives and course content.

 

CURRICULUM EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT 

KEAN UNIVERISTY, SCHOOL OF NURSING 

2013-2014: Member of the Nurse of the Future Competencies initiative to determine a gap analysis.

Spring 2013- 2014 assessment coordinator for school of nursing

 

SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE 

SERVICE TO SCHOOL OF NURSING, THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY 

  • Member of the Public Health task force September 2014
  • Member of the Faculty Development/Student Affairs Committee September 201
  • Member of the Teaching with Technology task force. September 2014
  • Member of the Public Health Certification Sub-Committee October 2014
  • The College of New Jersey Open House October 2014
  • The College of New Jersey Open House November 2014

 

SERVICE TO SCHOOL OF NURSING, KEAN UNIVERISTY

  • CPR certification to nursing faculty and ancillary staff for the School January 2014
  • Participated in Kean’s week of Assessment January 2014
  • Acting School Nurse Program Coordinator 2013-2014
  • Acting Graduate Program Coordinator Union Campus 2013-2014
  • Open House, Kean University September 2013
  • Department of Nursing Library Liaison Nov 2012 – 2014
  • Participated in Kean’s week of Assessment January 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Iota Chapter Research Chair February 2013
  • Open House, Kean University April 2013
  • Assessment Coordinator April 2013- 2014
  • CPR certification to ancillary staff for student health services July 2013
  • Open House Kean University September 2012

SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE OF NURSING, RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Nominated and Served as Chairperson for the Student Life Committee 2006 – 2007
  • Nominated and Served as Chairperson for the Student Life Committee 2005 – 2006
  • Nominated and Served as Chairperson for the Student Life Committee 2004 – 2005
  • Faculty Advisor for Rutgers College of Nursing class of 2008 2004 – 2008
  • Member of the Student Life Committee 2002 – 2009
  • Chair for College of Nursing Annual Picnic 2004 – 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

  • American Heart Association
  • National School Nurses Association
  • National Nurses Association
  • New Jersey School Nurse Association
  • National Public Health Association
  • National League For Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau

 

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