NURSING BACHELORS

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Overview

Our professional program in the field of nursing prepares you to be licensed as a registered nurse and ready to practice in the profession in any health care facility. The program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the state and produces one of the best NCLEX pass-rates year-in and year-out.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Bloomfield College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Bloomfield College also offers an RN to BSN Accelerated Degree program for Registered Nurses.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses for the nursing program.

Please read the Technical Standards that are required for all students in the Nursing Major.

What you'll study:


Nursing skills, therapeutic communication, clinical judgment, teamwork and collaboration, and research and evidence-based practice skills.

What you can do:


Become a registered nurse, health care administrator or health educator.


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Requirements

Criteria for Admission to the Nursing Major

Admission to the nursing major formally begins with entry into NUR 215 Foundations of Professional Practice. In order to qualify for the major, all students must have completed the following requirements:

  1. GPA of 2.75 required to enter the major.
  2. The following seven courses: WRT 102 or WRT 105 or WRT 106, WRT 108 or WRT 109, MTH 130, MTH 140/MTH 141, BIO 205, BIO 206, and NUR 105, all with minimum grade of C.
  3. A student who repeats more than three of the required courses (WRT 106, WRT 109, MTH 130, MTH 140/MTH 141, BIO 205, BIO 206, and NUR 105) cannot enter the major.
  4. Students must be eligible to enter the nursing major within two years of initial enrollment as an undeclared-nursing student. If the student is not eligible for entry to the nursing major within two years, then the students must declare a different major.
  5. A pre-entry standardized examination is required for admission into the nursing major. The examination must be taken in the semester prior to admission into NUR 215. The standardized examination may only be taken for a total of two (2) times. The selection process is competitive and may result in students being placed on a waiting list for admission into the major.

Criteria for Admission to the Nursing Major for College Transfer Students

Students may transfer course credits from other colleges or universities. The following stipulations apply:

  1. Students must be eligible to enter the nursing major within two years of initial enrollment as a pre-nursing student. If the student is not eligible for entry to the nursing major within two years then the student must declare a different major.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.75.
  3. Transfer of nursing courses subject to evaluation by the Division of Nursing. Transfer of non-nursing courses subject to College policy.
  4. Refer to criteria for Admission to the Nursing Major above.

Additional Requirements for the Nursing Major

  1. Health clearance must be obtained from the College Health Service every year. Students are not eligible to participate in clinical nursing experiences if health requirements are not met.
  2. Students enrolled in clinical courses must provide evidence of current American Heart Association CPR certification.
  3. All Nursing students are required to have criminal history background checks.* Clinical agencies accredited by JCAHO require criminal background checks for all individuals engaged in patient care. If a student is denied clinical placement by any clinical agency due to criminal history information, that student will be withdrawn from the Nursing major.

*Additional fees may be required

Requirements for Progression in the Nursing Major

Students may progress to successive courses based upon their ability to demonstrate:

  1. Satisfactory academic achievement of grades of C or better in nursing courses.
  2. Satisfactory completion of clinical objectives as measured by the clinical evaluation tool. A clinical failure constitutes a failure in the entire course!
  3. Once a student is admitted to the major, if the student must repeat a fourth course (including prerequisites, corequisites, or course designated as NUR), the student cannot continue in the major.
  4. Only one nursing course (NUR designation) may be repeated once. A withdrawal or grade of C- or below on the second attempt necessitates withdrawal from the major.
  5. All nursing courses must be taken in sequence (completion of all sophomore level courses before beginning junior level, completion of all junior level courses before beginning senior level).

Requirements for Licensure

  • Senior level nursing students must successfully complete all course requirements of the major in order to obtain the BS degree. In order to be endorsed by the College to sit for the NCLEX (licensure) examination, the students must fulfill the following additional requirements. If these requirements are not met, the Division of Nursing reserves the right to deny endorsement to sit for the NCLEX examination.
  • A standardized comprehensive exam will be given to all graduating seniors at the end of the spring semester in order to assess readiness to sit for the NCLEX. Students who perform satisfactorily will be endorsed by the Nursing Division. Unsuccessful students may repeat the standardized comprehensive exam until they are successful.
  • All students must provide the documentation of successful completion of a Division-approved NCLEX review course before receiving endorsement to sit for the NCLEX.

New Jersey Board Requirements

The State Board of Nursing determines who is eligible to take the Registered Nurse examination (NCLEX-RN). Graduation from the Nursing program satisfies one of the eligibility requirements. There are other eligibility requirements as well. Since eligibility requirements may vary, candidates should consult with the Board of Nursing of the state in which they plan to take the Registered Nurse examination.

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Fast Facts

  • All nursing students engage in clinical practice.
  • Our nursing licensure rate is 94 percent.
  • The Bloomfield College Nursing program is consistently ranked one of the top programs in the state.
  • The Bloomfield College Nursing alumni have been selected for prestigious awards.
  • Expected job growth: 16 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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You could be …

A registered nurse: Median pay $68,450 per year. Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

A health care administrator: Median pay $96,540 per year. Health care administrators plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians.

A health educator:Median pay $44,390 per year. Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)

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Contact Information

Ismat Mikky
Dr. Ismat Mikky
Division Chair, Professor
Year Joined: 2009
  • BSN
    Bethlehem University, Palestine
  • MSN
    University of Hartford
  • Ph.D.
    University of Connecticut - Storrs
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1329
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 3
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Dr. Ismat Mikky
RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Dr. Mikky received his doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006. His Master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Hartford was funded by the Fulbright scholarship. He had completed special studies in cardiovascular nursing at Emory University and the program was funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA). Over the past 22 years of experience, since he had earned his BSN degree from Bethlehem University (Palestine) in 1991, he had assumed different nursing positions in various clinical and academic institutions; nationally and internationally. He was the founder of the first home health agency in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was one of the trained health team members who had established the first cardiac catheterization lab at Makkassed Hospital in Jerusalem, Palestine. He received the "Carolyn Ladd Widmer Research" Award in acknowledgment of excellence in the field of nursing research from UCONN in 2006. His areas of expertise include nursing education, adult health nursing, cardiovascular nursing, and long-term care. The area of his research interest is focused on the construct of "empowerment among clients with chronic health conditions". His scholarly work includes conference presentations, research studies published in nursing journals, and three chapters in a handbook on transcultural nursing. Currently, he has been working as a tenured full professor in the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing at Bloomfield College since 2009.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Tenure & Advancement
Doreen Gagnon
Dr. Doreen Gagnon
Associate Professor
Year Joined: 2018
  • BA
    William Paterson University
  • BS
    Bloomfield College
  • MSN
    Felician College
  • DNP
    Rutgers, the State University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1134
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 8
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Doreen Gagnon

Education: DNP, APN-C

Degrees obtained and Colleges attended: 2015 Rutgers University, Newark NJ Doctorate of Nursing Practice 2004 Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner 1984 Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1978 William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education

Specialty area: Family Nurse Practitioner Medical Surgical Nursing

Certifications/Licensures:

New York Registered Nurse License 2016 - present

New York Advanced Practice Nurse License 2016-present

Advanced Practice Nurse License 2004-present

New Jersey Registered Nurse License 1984 to present

American Heart Association: Basic Life Support

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

2015-present

Presentations: Career in Nursing presented to NALWC High School, Nutley NJ Feb/202Publications: Research study, Technology and Weight Loss for DNP 2015

Memberships: American Nurses Association Member No. 01053911 2003-present Essex County Public Health Reserve Corps (MRC) Member, 2020 Research participant in COVID-19 Cohort Study at Columbia University Irving Medical Ctr., NY 2020 Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society, Inducted 2004-present Forum for Advanced Practice Nurses, Member 2004-presentPresbyterian Alumni Association, Director of Activities 2004-2008

Interests: A nurse is someone who is committed to health promotion in the community. During the crisis of 911, I felt it was my duty to help in NYC in any way possible as a nurse and citizen. I have been on missions trips to help communities and health disparities in other countries. Through this pandemic of covid-19 and many other societal issues, there has also been a need more than ever to care for our communities and be involved in what is happening all around us. We need to be the advocates for people and be a light of hope for wellness. You can change the world with your knowledge and wisdom as nurses. Be committed and proud to be a future nurse!

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Faculty Development, Faculty Welfare
Cathy McCormack
Cathy McCormack
Assistant Professor
Year Joined: 2020
  • BS
    University of Scranton
  • MS
    Columbia University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1562
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 5
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Cathy McCormack

Education and Degrees obtained and Colleges attended: University of Scranton 1991 BSN Columbia University 1998 MSN William Paterson University: currently studying for a Doctorate of Nurse Practice Specialty area: Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology Certifications 2015 NISOD Excellence Award Presentations: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the Health Belief Model, and Latina Women

Membership: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Iota Omega Chapter- University of Scranton American Nurses Association

Interests: I love yoga, running, hiking, and skiing. The shores of Ireland, New Jersey, and North Carolina are my favorite places to visit. I am a first-generation American and I was the first in my family to graduate from college.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Academic Programs (CAP)
Lori Ann Palmieri
Lori Ann Palmieri
Professor
Year Joined: 2007
  • BSN
    Seton Hall University
  • MSN
    William Paterson University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1330
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 9
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Lori Palmieri

Professor Palmieri joined the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing in 2007 and is currently a full professor of Nursing. She received a BSN from Seton Hall University (SHU), a MSN from William Paterson University (WPU) and is currently a doctoral candidate at Seton Hall. Professor Palmieri was named the Jonas Scholar (2016-2018) by SHU faculty and received the Faculty Award in 2015.

Professor Palmieri has 20 years plus experience in adult health and medical-surgical nursing. She worked as a RN on telemetry units, in-patient and out-patient radiology suites, and in a wound care center at a local community hospital. After leaving the hospital setting, she was employed as a nurse educator and then assistant director of nursing in a long-term care facility for several years before receiving her MSN.

In 2018 she presented a poster "Exploring the relationship between ethnocentrism, perspective-taking and cultural competence in nurses" at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). On multiple occasions, she has presented about her experiences serving abroad, with and without students, while caring for marginalized populations with unmet health needs.

Professor Palmieri belongs to the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Transcultural Nursing Society (TNS). Since 2010 she has been serving in the Dominican Republic with Inter-Cultural Nursing Inc., and in Haiti with Foundation for Peace (FFP). FFP is a non-profit organization that collaborates with community leaders to address the health needs of specific parts of the population in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Kenya. Since 2016 she has been serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Foundation for Peace (FFP), and recruits, organizes and leads nursing and medical teams procured from across the United States.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Academic Standards (Chair)
Jennifer Ryan
Jennifer Ryan
Assistant Professor
Year Joined: 2020
  • BS
    Fairfield University
  • MS
    College of St. Elizabeth
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1323
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 7
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Jennifer Ryan

Education:

BSN Fairfield University 2002

MSN Saint Elizabeth College 2016

DNP William Paterson University expected graduation 2022

Specialty area: Maternal/Child Health and Community Health

Certifications: Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Presentations: Educational Conference on Perinatal Loss and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (2018) held in Saint Barnabus us Medical Center on 3/28, 4/11 and 5/17.

Memberships: Sigma Theta Tau Mu-Theta Chapter at Large and Iota Alpha Chapter at Large, National League of Nursing, American Nurses Association, New Jersey Nurses Association

Interests: Public health. Worked in Newark, NJ during the early months of the Covid pandemic to set up and train students volunteering to test the homeless population.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Technology & Information Resources
Jacquelyn Svercauski
Dr. Jacquelyn Svercauski
Associate Professor
Year Joined: 2015
  • BSN
    William Paterson University
  • MSN
    William Paterson University
  • DNP
    William Paterson University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1328
Office: 74 Oakland Avenue, Room 8
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Jacquelyn Svercauski

Degrees obtained and Colleges attended:

DNP 2015 William Paterson University

MSN 2010 William Paterson University

BSN 1990 William Paterson College

Specialty area:

Medical Surgical, Cardiac, Community Health, Hospice

Certifications:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Presentations:

SIGMA THETA TAU Iota Alpha Chapter - William Paterson University

Annual Research Conference

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarship: Implications for Practice

April 28, 2016 - Presentation of Research from Dissertation "Effects of Transition to Practice Programs on New Nurses' Confidence and RN Role Transition"

NJ END OF LIFE NURSING EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (NJ-ELNEC)

Mar 27, 2008 - CEU presentation "Terminal Restlessness"

CARE ALTERNATIVES HOSPICE 1ST ANNUAL PROFESSINAL CONFERNCE

Oct 2, 2008 - CEU presentation "Terminal Restlessness"

NEW JERSEY HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANIZATION

July 2008, July 2009, July 2010 - Faculty - New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Hospice certification review course.

Memberships:

America Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Iota Alpha At-Large Chapter

Interests:

I enjoy making a difference for the future of the nursing profession, educating future nurses; I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Academic Committee(s): Enrollment Management
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Kimberly Pryslak
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2018
  • BSN
    Catholic University of America
  • MS
    Columbia University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
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Dr. Dr. Joel Regalado
Lecturer
Year Joined: 2007
  • DNP
    University of Southern Indiana
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
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Luz-Patricia Torres
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2017
  • BSN
    College of St. Elizabeth
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
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Dr. Joan Conklin-Higgins
Professor Emerita
  • RN
    Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing
  • BS, MA
    Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
  • Ed.D.
    Rutgers University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
Marianne Flood
Dr. Marianne Flood
Professor Emerita
  • BS
    University of New Hampshire
  • MA
    New York University
  • PhD
    New York University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Marianne Flood, Ph.D., R.N.

Professor Marianne Flood graduated from New York University with a Master’s and PhD in Nursing Research. She received an undergraduate degree in Nursing with a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of New Hampshire. She currently teaches in the Division of Nursing at Bloomfield College the Senior Capstone course. She has been involved in several research projects in past years employing students as research assistants to engage in the scholarly work of research. Some of the projects/publications include “The public’s perception of visible body art on healthcare providers,” “The effect of inclusion of geriatric content in clinical case studies across the nursing curriculum,” The relationship between background music in the classroom, attitudes towards nursing research and academic achievement,” and “The relationship of participation in an internship/externship program between junior and senior years as a nursing student and ease of transition to the professional nursing role.” Most of these research projects have been presented at public forums including Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Englewood Hospital Research Day, Meridian Health Research Day and the New Jersey State Nurses Association Annual meeting. CSLE, Donald Ross and PBI grants from Bloomfield College funded several of the research studies.

Professor Flood is a “Faculty Leader” in the nursing Honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Epsilon Chapter. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the American Nursing Association. She is a member of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and is a former member and founder of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

 

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
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Frances McLaughlin
Professor Emerita
  • BS
    Seton Hall University
  • MS
    New York University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
Phyllis More
Dr. Phyllis More
Professor Emerita
Year Joined: 1977
  • BSN
    Cornell
  • MA
    NYU
  • Ph.D.
    NYU
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Phyllis More, Ph.D., R.N.

Professor Phyllis More received her Ph.D. in Nursing Research from New York University in 1987. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing.

Dr. More has been actively engaged in the field of nursing for over 40 years. She is certified in Community Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and participates regularly in activities of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators. In addition she successfully passed the written examination and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing for which she has served as secretary and member of the executive board of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter.

Since coming to Bloomfield College in 1977, Dr. More has taught courses at all levels of the curriculum to both RN students seeking to complete the BSN and to traditional prelicensure students. Having extensive clinical experience in Community and Public Health Nursing as well as community based Pediatrics, in recent years she has focused on integrating a changing paradigm of health into senior level courses. Dr. More has had a major role in conducting several selfstudies of the Division of Nursing for continued accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Neddie Serra
Dr. Neddie Serra
Professor Emerita
Year Joined: 2004
  • BSN
    Pace University
  • MSN
    Pace University
  • EdD
    Nova College of Nova University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Neddie Serra, Ed.D., C.N.E., M.S.N., R.N.

Dr. Neddie Serra received her Ed D in Healthcare Education:Nursing: from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Miami FL in 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Community Health Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University, Pleasantville New York Dr. Serra has been in the field of nursing education for over 25 years. She is certified as a Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Dr. Serra joined Bloomfield College in 1991 as an instructor in Pediatric Nursing and was here until 1996 when she left to pursue her terminal degree. Prior to her appointment as the Chairperson of Nursing at Bloomfield College, she taught at William Paterson University (WPU) in Wayne, NJ as an associate professor. Dr. Serra has worked to develop numerous courses throughout her career including on line offerings.

Dr. Serra became the chairperson of the Division of Nursing at Bloomfield College in 2004. At that time she led faculty toward a curriculum change that was necessary for the success of the nursing program. In 2005 she successfully led the faculty through the arduous accreditation process receiving a full 10 year accreditation without conditions or recommendations. During her tenure at Bloomfield College the student NCLEX success rates have become one of the most notable among all the baccalaureate programs in the state of New Jersey.

Dr. Serra is a member of several professional organizations including the New Jersey State Nursing Association; The American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau International; The NJ Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing (also serving as Treasurer); The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (where she is also a board member of the NJ Chapter.) She has also received a governor’s appointment to serve on the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing.

Dr. Serra has presented at several conferences and has received several grants that have benefitted students at institutions where she has taught.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
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Dr. Carolyn Tuella
Professor Emerita
  • BS
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Ed.M.
    Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
  • Ed.D.
    Rutgers University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
Lorraine Flood
Lorraine Flood
Adjunct Lecturer, Director, Nursing Lab
Year Joined: 2011
  • BSN
    Wagner College
  • MSN
    Adelphi University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1659
Office: College Hall, Room 38
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Lorraine Flood, Director, Nursing Learning Resource Center/ Adjunct Faculty

Education: Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. MSN Clinical Specialty Oncology

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY BSN

Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, Drexel University 2017

Memberships:

Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Alpha At-Large Chapter

Faculty Counselor, Bloomfield College

International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning

National League of Nursing

Interests:

Spending time with family and friends, and always finding something to smile about.

Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing, Nursing - RN to BS Accelerated Program
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Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter

Mission Statement

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all people. We support learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Vision

All three organizations-the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International; The International Honor Society of Nursing Building Corporation; and the International Honor Society of Nursing Foundation-exist to further the vision of the society, which is to create a global community of nurses who lead using scholarship, knowledge, and technology to improve the health of the world’s people.

Membership Information

  • “Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.”
  • Worldwide, more than 340,000 members have been inducted.
  • Sigma Theta Tau is the second-largest nursing organization in the world, with more than 120,000 active members.
  • Sixty-one percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees. Forty-eight percent are clinicians, 21 percent are administrators or supervisors and 20 percent are educators or researchers.
  • There are 423 chapters on 523 college campuses in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, and Netherlands.

Benefits of being an active Sigma Theta Tau member include:

  • Eligibility for chapter and international awards, scholarships, and grants
  • Access to the Virginia Henderson On-Line Library
  • Leadership development program and running for an office on the Board
  • Networking opportunities with nurses in every specialty world-wide, which are particularly helpful if you are relocating
  • Subscription to the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Evidence-Based Practice resources, and The opportunity to support nurse colleagues in advancing the profession in research, leadership, and clinical practice

Joining the Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter also has additional benefits, including:

  • Participation in an excellent scholarly program each year— focusing on research
  • Research grants for members to further nursing scholarship
  • On-going collaboration with stimulating colleagues—we are a great group of people in this chapter!

New Memberships

Current Students

Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter has formulated a strategic plan that proposes that sustainable development is necessary for excellence in nursing research, education and practice. We invite persons meeting the requirements for application to join our chapter. Sustainability requires human interaction, collaboration, and commitment.

You are invited to join Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to sustain our purposes:

  • Recognize superior achievement.
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards.
  • Encourage creative work.
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing.

Those qualified to apply are:

  • Undergraduate Students: GPA 3.0 after completing 1/2 of the curriculum
  • Graduate Students with a 3.5 GPA after completing 9 units
  • RN's not currently enrolled in school are eligible as nurse leaders if they have completed at least a baccalaureate degree and are recommended by an active member of the Alpha Eta Chapter.

Nurse Leaders

Practicing Nurses no longer in school

Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter has formulated a strategic plan that proposes that sustainable development is necessary for excellence in nursing research, education and practice just as excellence in research education and practice is necessary for sustainable development. Toward this end we invite persons meeting the requirements for application to join our chapter. Sustainability requires human interaction, collaboration, and commitment.

You are invited to join Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to sustain our purposes.

The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau are to:

  • Recognize superior achievement.
  • Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards.
  • Encourage creative work.
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing.

Those qualified to apply are:

Transferring or Dual Membership

For current (or inactive) Sigma Theta Tau members interested in establishing membership with Iota Alpha Chapter, go to the website of STTI and select "membership."

There are several options for current or inactive members. It is possible to change chapter affiliation when you renew your membership online. Detailed instructions are available in the FAQs.

Thanks for considering selecting Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter as your home chapter.

Sigma Theta International website http://www.nursingsociety.org

Membership Renewal

Do you want to renew your lapsed (or current) membership to Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter? Lapsed members pay the same fee as current members. There is no additional reinstatement fee or charge for the years you were away.

To renew your membership to Iota Alpha at-Large Chapter, go to the Sigma Theta International website or call: 888.634.7575 (toll free)

Contact Information

Officers and Executive Board
President- Daria Napierkowski, DNP. ANP, CNE (2017-20019)
Vice President- Jacquelyn Svercauski, DNP, RN Secretary- Sharon Puchalski, DNP, WHNP (2016-2018)
Treasurer- Karen Phillips, EdD., RN (2016-2018)
Counselor- Lizy Mathew, EdD, RN (2017-2019)
Bloomfield College Liaison- Lorraine Flood, MSN

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Fast Facts

  • All nursing students engage in clinical practice.
  • Our nursing licensure rate is 94 percent.
  • The Bloomfield College Nursing program is consistently ranked one of the top programs in the state.
  • The Bloomfield College Nursing alumni have been selected for prestigious awards.
  • Expected job growth: 16 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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