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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 2014 and teaches a variety of courses from Wellness and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan, Caring in Community Health Science and School Nursing. She is a certified school nurse and a certified nurse educator with over 18 years teaching experience in higher education. Dr. Perron has an extensive background in community health nursing, school nursing and public health nursing.

Her research interests focus on bullying among school-age children, school health, childhood obesity and community health. She has presented her research findings regarding bullying at several national and international conferences.  Dr. Perron is currently researching childhood obesity and has presented her findings nationally and internationally. Dr. Perron has authored or co-authored 15 publications since her tenure at TCNJ.

Dr. Perron is a recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Nurse/Faculty Scholarship. She is a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow with over 20 years of school health nursing experience. In 2017 Dr. Perron was the recipient of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Community/Public Health Nursing.

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 Rutgers the State University.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ
Doctor of Philosophy – NursingDissertation: Factors Associated With Peer Violence in Elementary, Middle and HighSchool Students.
2013
RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ

Certificate – School Nursing

2003
KEAN UNIVERSITY, School of Nursing, Union, NJ
Masters of Science – NursingThesis: A comparison of Perceptions on Caring Behaviors between Patients and Nurses.
  2001
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
Associate Professor
  September 2019 – Present
Assistant Professor
September 2014 – 2019
School Nurse Program Coordinator/Track Leader
     September 2015 – Present
 

KEAN UNIVERSITY, School of Nursing, Union, NJ

 
Lecturer      2012-2014
School Nurse Program Coordinator      2013-2014
Graduate Program Coordinator     2013-2014
 

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

Clinical Faculty  2001-2011
School Nurse Program Coordinator/Advisor2007-2011
Adjunct faculty
2011-2014

 

RELATED EXPERIENCES
BAYSHORE MEDICAL CENTER, Holmdel, NJ
Faculty, Instructor Trainer
 1997-2011
Community Health Educator  

Coordinated and developed various community education programs for the public

Including; childbirth education classes, breastfeeding education classes, CPR classes,

baby care classes, sibling (big brother big sister) classes and safe sitter classes.

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, Long Branch, NJ.

1994-2006
KEAN UNIVERSITY, Union NJ

Graduate Assistant

Worked with graduate students assisting with coursework, computer technology as well as

student teaching responsibilities.

1999-2001
AM-SERV HEALTHCARE, Edison, NJ
Nursing Supervisor/Director of Education
Responsible for supervising nursing and ancillary staff in the home care settings as well asdeveloping and implementing various continuing education programs for the nursing staffand non-licensed homecare staff  to comply with New Jersey Board of Nursing regulations

for certification and licensure.

1993-1997
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY, Red Bank, NJ
Intravenous Team Director   

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.

  1991-1993
KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE, Montclair, NJ
Nursing Director of Intravenous Program     

 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.

1990-1991
SHORT HILLS PEDIATRICS, Livingston, NJ

Staff Nurse

 Direct patient care to pediatric population ages newborn to 21.

1989-1990
SAINT CLARES HOSPITAL, Denville, NJ

Staff Nurse

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

1987-1989
CONSULTIVE AND ADVISORY POSTIONS
SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL

Educational Task Force Member

2013-2015
NURSE OF THE FUTURE GAP ANALYSIS COMPETENCIES

Task Force Member

2013-2015
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING AMBASSADOR, Kean University2012-2014
 

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

ABSTRACT REVIEWER FOR EASTERN NURSING RESEARCH SOCIETY
   2018-present
ABSTRACT REVIEWER FOR AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

   2012-present

ABSTRACT REVIEWER FOR AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION

  2012-present

PARKER FAMILY CLINIC, Red Bank, NJ

Volunteer at the Parker Family Clinic providing CPR certification to the volunteer

physicians, nurses and ancillary staff.

2009-present

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE, Freehold, NJ Volunteer various services for the Relay for Life.

2009-present

ABSTRACT REVIEWER FOR AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION 

2007-present

REVIEWER FOR PEDIATRIC NURSING JOURNAL

2008-present

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY, Red Bank, NJVolunteer in the Red Bank, Keyport, Keansberg and Asbury Park Community Health

Centers providing CPR training to the physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.

2002-present

ADVANCED DENTAL SEMINAR GROUP, Long Branch, NJ

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

2001-Present

TRENTON BOARD OF EDUCATION, Trenton, NJ

Volunteered CPR training to the teachers, nurses and coaches in the Trenton

school district to aid them in their required compliance for CPR related to Janet’s Law.

2015

 

AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS AND HONORS

  • National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator renewal, 2017
  • TCNJ Local Hero’s Award, 2017
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Community/Public Health, 2017
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified, 2017
  • Johnson & Johnson School Nurse Fellow, 2015
  • 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 Clare’s Hospital Intravenous Certification, 1989

 

SCHOLARSHIP, GRANTS AND RESEARCH

  • August 2018: Novo Nordisk grant funded $65,000. Principal Investigator.
  • September 2017: Novo Nordisk grant funded $65,000. Principal Investigator.
  • November 2016: Novo Nordisk grant funded $5,000. Principal Investigator.
  • November 2016: Janssen grant funded $5,000. Co-Principal Investigator.
  • October 2016: Cultural and Intellectual Community Program Council $2,000 Co-Principal Investigator.
  • September 2016: Novo Nordisk grant funded $10,000 Principal Investigator.
  • July 2016: Robert Wood Johnson New Jersey Nursing Initiative Population Health grant funded $200,000; Co-Principal Investigator.
  • April 2016: Received Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) for one student.
  • March 2016: Culture of Health: Robert Wood Johnson, NJNI grant funded $5,000; Principal investigator.
  • February 2016: Novo Nordisk grant funded $75,000; Principal Investigator
  • September 2015: Johnson & Johnson School Health grant funded $1,200; Principal investigator.
  • October 2015: Research Study: An Examination of United States School Nurses Perception of Their Preparedness to Identify and Intervene with Victims and Perpetrators of Bullying.
  • April 2105: Research Study: An Examination of New Jersey School Nurses Perception of Their Preparedness to Identify and Intervene with Victims and Perpetrators of Bullying.
  • March 2015: Received Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience grant (MUSE) for two students.
  • January 2015: Robert Wood Johnson New Jersey Nursing Initiative Population Health grant funded $75,000; Co-Investigator.
  • September 2014: Novo Nordisk grant funded $45,000 Principal Investigator.
  • Dissertation: “Factors Associated with Peer Victimization in Elementary, Middle and High School Students”, 2013.
  • Annual Reviewer for American Public Health Association conference podium and poster presentations.
  • Applied for National School Nurses Association grant, scored third overall, not funded, 2011.
  • Pilot study “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms and School Climate”, 2010.
  • 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”, 2001.

 

PUBLICATIONS

In Review

Ricco, P., & Perron, T., (2019). Community Engaged Learning: An Innovative Approach to Alternatives in Clinical Placements. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research (JNPARR).

Farrell, A., Faigenbaum, A., Jakubowski, T., Perron, T., Kenner, C., & Atkins, R., (2019) Community Engaged Learning Pedagogical Approach to Health and Physical Education. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.

 

Accepted Publications 

Perron, T., Larovere, H., Guerra, V., Kilfeather, K., Pare, N., Park, J., (2019) Measles Outbreak: What Parents and School Nurses in the United States Need to Know. British Journal of School Nursing. (in Press)

Perron, T., Gascoyne, M., , Kallakavumka, T., l , Kelly, M., & Demagistris, D. (2019).

Effectiveness of Nurse Residency Programs. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research (JNPARR) 9 (2), 48-52.

Jakubowski, T & Perron, T., (2019) Chapter: Common Childhood Complaints in the School Nursing A Comprehensive Text. 

Jakubowski T., & Perron T., (2018).  Asthma assessment in the School Health Office: Can they

stay or should they go? NASN, (National Association of School Nurses), 34 (1), 37-43.

Jakubowski, T., Perron, T., Farrell, A., Kenner, C., & Hullings, C., (2018). Building bridges

with SNACK: A team approach to increasing nutritional knowledge with CATCH. MCN (The Journal of Maternal Child Health), 43 (5), 278-284.

Perron T., Hartt, K., McCann D. McGowan, R., Sergers N., (2018). Lead Poisoning in Low-

Socioeconomic Populations. British Journal of School Nursing, 13 (7), 332-336.

Jakubowski, T., & Perron, T., (June 5, 2018). Interprofessionl collaboration improves  healthcare. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society  of Nursing.

Perron T., Clark, J., Liberi, K., Moran, J., & Zanetti, R., (2017). Non-medical use of  prescription drugs in the millennial generation: A public health concern. British Journal of  School Nursing, 12 (9): 430-434.

Perron T., Jakubowski T., Farrell A., Kenner C., Scott T., & Jones, A. (2017). Building bridges with SNACK: Interprofessional collaboration to fight childhood obesity in primary schools.

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 8, 52-56. 

Perron T., Kartoz, C., & Himelfarb C, (2017) Examining the health disparities and psychological struggles experienced by LGBT youth. NASN (National Association of School  Nurses) 32(2):116-12.

Perron T., Kartoz, C., & Himelfarb, C. (2017) Cultural competence for school nurses caring for LGBT Youth: Learning the culture and the language. NASN (National Association of School  Nurses), 32(2):106-115. 

Perron, T., Brucato, G., Jonathan, M., Sandberg, M., Senachai, S., Shupak, E. & Ziemba, S.(2016). Electronic cigarette addiction in adolescents: A review. British Journal of School Nursing (11) 9, 432-435. 

Gillooly, D. & Perron, T. (2016). The role of the school nurse in paediatric concussion management in the United States. British Journal of School Nursing, (11), 3, 140-142.

Hooven K., Perron T., & Byrne, S. (2016).  Creating curriculum to create change: What is nursing doing to promote population health?  Accountable Care News, (7) 5, 3.

Perron, T (2015) Looking at the factors associated with bullying and visits to the school nurse, in the United States. British Journal of School Nursing (10) 6, 288-296.

Jakubowski, T., Perron, T. & Teixeira, E. (2015). Rashes in school: Can they stay or should they go?  NASN (National Association of School Nurses), (30) 5, 274-282.

Fortier, M., Perron, T., Fountain, D., Hinic, K., Vargas, M., Swan, B., & Heelan-Fancher, L.(2015). Health care in the community: Developing academic/practice partnerships for care coordination and managing transitions.  Nursing Economics, (33) 3, 167-175.

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

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

  • November 2019: Podium Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau biennial international conference, Washington, DC: Community Health Initiatives to Improve Healthy Food Choices in an Urban Population.
  • November 2019: Poster Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau biennial international conference, Washington, DC: Promoting Healthy Outcomes Among a Diverse Urban Population by Engaging Parents and Families.
  • November 2019: Poster Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau biennial international conference, Washington, DC: Involving Students in an Interprofessional Community Engaged Learning Approach to Population Health and Primary Prevention
  • July 2019: Podium Presentation: School Nurse International Biennial Conference: Stockholm, Sweden: Examining the Health Disparities and Psychological Struggles Experienced by LGBTQ Youth.
  • July 2019: Podium Presentation: School Nurse International Biennial Conference: Stockholm, Sweden: Using Simulation to Reinforce Management of Emergencies in the School Health Setting.
  • July 2019: Podium Presentation: School Nurse International Biennial Conference: Stockholm, Sweden: Rashes in School:  Can They Stay or Should They Go?
  • July 2019: Poster Presentation: School Nurse International Biennial Conference: Stockholm, Sweden: An Interprofessional Collaboratively Cultural Approach to Fight Childhood Obesity in Primary Schools.
  • April 2019: Keynote Speaker: Seaton Hall University Sigma Theta Tau International Research Day: Interprofessionl collaboration improves healthcare.
  • March 2019: Poster Presentation: Student/Faculty presentation: Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS): Providence, Rhode Island: An Intercollegiate and Interprofessional Innovative Pedagogical Approach to Combating Childhood Obesity by Engaging Nursing Students in Urban Elementary Schools.
  • March 2019: Poster Presentation: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Orlando, Florida: Interprofessional Clinical, Academic, and Community Partnerships to Improve Child Health Outcomes.
  • February 2019: Podium Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau International: Creating Healthy work Environments New Orleans, Louisiana, Preparing Nursing Students to Work with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
  • February 2019: Poster Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau International: Creating Healthy work Environments New Orleans, Louisiana, Poverty Simulation: A Pedagogical Approach to Population Health for Future Healthcare Professionals.
  • December 2018: Podcast: Asthma assessment in the School Health Office: Can theystay or should they go?
  • October 2018: Student/Faculty Poster Presentation: American School Health Association National Conference Indianapolis, Indiana, Community Cafes: Emphasizing the Parent’s Role in Childhood Health.
  • October 2018: Poster Presentation: American School Health Association National Conference Indianapolis, Indiana, An innovative pedagogical approach to combating childhood obesity by engaging physical education and nursing students in urban elementary schools.
  • October 2018: Podium Presentation: American School Health Association National Conference Indianapolis, Indiana, Preparing Nursing Students to Work with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Using a Community Engaged Pedagogical Approach.
  • July 2018: Podium Presentation: International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases (ICOCD-2018) Los Angeles, California, Building Bridges with SNACK: Interprofessional Education, Practice, & Collaboration to Fight Childhood Obesity in Primary Schools.
  • July 2018: Podium Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau International 29th International Research Congress, Melbourne Australia. The Evolution of an Interprofessional Approach to Combating Childhood Obesity in an Urban Setting.
  • July 2018: Poster Presentation: Sigma Theta Tau International 29th International Research Congress, Melbourne Australia. Preparing Nursing Students for Population Health Using a Community Engaged Pedagogical Approach.
  • July 2018: Podium Presentation: Pediatric Nursing Conference 2018 Washington DC. RECESS: A Culturally Competent Nutrition Education Program in an Urban Elementary School.
  • April 2018: Podium Presentation: Nursing Education Research Conference (NERC18), Washington DC, A Community Engaged Learning Pedagogical Approach to Population Health and Primary Prevention.
  • April 2018: Poster Presentation: National Nurse Educator Summit Salt Lake City, Utah, Preparing Nurses for Pediatric Emergencies outside the Hospital Setting
  • April 2018: Poster Presentation: National Nurse Educator Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah, Involving Students in A Community Engaged Learning Pedagogical Approach to Population Health and Primary Prevention.
  • April 2018: Student/Faculty Poster Presentation: Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) annual conference Newark New Jersey, Population Health and Primary Prevention: A Community Engaged Learning Approach to Nursing Research.
  • April 2018: Poster Presentation: Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) annual conference, Newark New Jersey SNACK: An innovative Approach to Combating Childhood Obesity by Engaging Families and Communities.
  • October 2017: Symposium Presentation for Sigma Theta Tau biennial international conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, SNACK: A Collaborative Approach to Combating Childhood Obesity.
  • SNACK: A Collaborative Approach to Improve Children’s Fitness and Nutrition.
  • SNACK: A Team Approach to Increasing Children’s Nutritional Knowledge.
  • SNACK: A Collaborative Approach to Improving Children’s Fitness.
  • July 2017: Podium Presentation for Sigma Theta Tau research congress, Dublin Ireland, Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SNACK): An Interprofessional Approach to Nutrition and Physical Education.
  • June 2017: Keynote Speaker for Kentucky State School Nurses Association Annual meeting: Examining the health disparities and psychological struggles experienced by LGBT youth & Cultural competence for school nurses caring for LGBT Youth: Learning the culture and the language.
  • June 2017: Podium Presentation: for National Association of School Nurses annual conference, San Diego California : Examining the Health Disparities and Psychological Struggles Experienced by LGBT Youth.
  • June 2017: Podium Presentation: for National Association of School Nurses annual conference, San Diego California: Pediatric Nursing Assessment in the School Health Office: Sorting Through the Frequent Fliers.
  • June 2017: Poster Presentation: for National Association of School Nurses annual conference, San Diego, California: RECESS: A Culturally Competent Approach to Healthy Lifestyles in Urban Children.
  • April 2017: Podium Presentation for Pennsylvania School Nurse/Nurse Practitioners annual conference: Rashes in the Schools: Can They Stay or Should They Go?
  • April 2017: Faculty/Student Poster Presentation for ENRS annual conference: Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SNACK): An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Health And Wellness Education.
  • March 2017: Poster Presentation for the National Academies of Practice Interprofessional Partnerships, Philadelphia Pennsylvania: Building Bridges with SNACK Interprofessional Collaboration to Fight Childhood Obesity in Primary Schools.
  • February 2017: Podcast for National Association of School Nurses: Cultural competence for school nurses caring for LGBT Youth: Learning the culture and the language.
  • November 2016: Podium Presentation for the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program, New Brunswick, New Jersey: RECESS: Recess Exercise Communities for Education in Smart Schools.
  • October 2016: Podium Presentation for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association, Vineland, New Jersey: Nursing Assessment in the School Health Office: A Case Study Approach.
  • October 2016: Podium Presentation for the Transcultural Nurses Annual Conference, Cincinnati Ohio: RECESS: Recess Exercise Communities for Education in Smart Schools.
  • October 2016: Poster presentation for The College of New Jersey MUSE poster presentation: “Examining the Health Disparities and Psychological Struggles Experienced by LGBT Youth: An Integrated Review”.
  • September 2016: Podcast: Learn More About the School Health Leadership Program: Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, Nursing Notes.
  • June 2016: Podium Presentation for National Association of School Nurses, Indianapolis, Indiana: School Nurses Query Rashes in the School Setting: Can They Stay or Should They Go?
  • May 2016: Interviewed for the Star Ledger Special Interest Section for National Nurses Week: Culture of Health grant.
  • April 2016: Podium Presentation for New Jersey School Nurse annual conference, Islen, New Jersey: School Nurses Question Rashes in the School Setting: Can They Stay or Should They Go?
  • March 2016: Podium Presentation for the Education SIM Conference 2016, Palm Beach, Florida: Engaging students in developing teamwork and collaboration QSEN competencies.
  • October 2015: Poster presentation for The American School Health Annual Conference, Orlando Florida; “Building Bridges with SNACK: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Decreasing Childhood Obesity”.
  • September 2015: Poster presentation for The College of New Jersey MUSE poster presentation: “SNACK: Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids”.
  • July 2015: Podcast interview for “The National Association of School Nurses regarding rashes in the schools and the implications for school nurses”.
  • July 2015: Interview for the Robert Wood Foundation; “Beyond the Bedside Nurses Work to Stop Violence”.
  • July 2015: Poster presentation for Pediatric Nursing National Conference, Chicago Illinois; “Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SNACK): An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Intervention For Pediatric Diabetes Prevention”.
  • June 2015: Poster presentation for National Association of School Nurses annual conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Building Bridges with SNACK (Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids)”.
  • April 2015: Student Poster Presentation at the 2016 annual National Association of Clinical Nurse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SNACK): An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Health and Wellness Education”.
  • October 2014: Interviewed for “CNJ Talks” regarding bullying, implications of bullying, and steps that students can take to help the situation or educate themselves further.
  • April 2014: Keynote speaker for Sigma Theta Tau induction Lambda Iota Chapter
  • September 2013: Poster Presentation for Abstract accepted at National School Nurse Association annual conference, “Factors Associated With Peer Victimization in Elementary, Middle And High School Students.”
  • September 2013: Podium Presentation of dissertation findings for anti-bullying program coordinator and staff for district where data was obtained.
  • January 2013: Podium Presentation to New Jersey State Nurses Association members, Brookdale Community College: New Jersey Anti-Bullying law: What it is and what it means to school nurses.
  • October 2012: Poster Presentation at the Research Summit, Kean University, Union, NJ entitled: “The Association of Unexplained Psychosomatic Symptoms with Bullying and School Climate”
  • October 2011: 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: 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: 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 Initiative.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Curriculum development for the school nurse postgraduate certification program 2016.

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 postgraduate 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 DEPARTMENT OF NURSING & THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

  • Co-Chair of SOSA committee                 Sept  2019-Present
  • Member of SOSA committee                          2017- Present
  • Advisor for the Student Nurses Association                  2017-Present
  • Member of the Faculty Development/Student Affairs Committee    2014-Present
  • Member of the Graduate Curriculum Committee               Sept 2015- 2019
  • Member of the Public Health task force   2014-2019
  • Member of the Department of Nursing faculty search committee Nov 2017-2019
  • Member of the Department of Public Health faculty search committee Nov 2017-2018
  • Chair of the Faculty Development Student Affairs Committee Jan 2015-May 2017
  • The College of New Jersey Accepted Students Day                  April 2019
  • The College of New Jersey Accepted Students Day April 2018
  • The College of New Jersey Open House                  November 2017
  • The College of New Jersey Open House                                November 2016
  • Co-Advisor for the Student Nurses Association Sept 2016
  • Member of the Communication/Public Health search committee Sept 2016
  • The College of New Jersey Open House                   November 2015
  • Member of the Information and Technology Planning Council (ITPC) 2015-2017
  • Member of the Public Health Search Committee  October 2015
  • 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

 

SERCVICE TO SCHOOL OF NURSING, KEAN UNIVERISTY

 

  • CPR certification to nursing faculty and ancillary staff for the School January 2014 of Nursing.
  • 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 School Health Association (ASHA)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
  • National School Nurses Association (NASN)
  • New Jersey School Nurse Association (NJSNA)
  • National League For Nursing (NLN)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

 

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