B.S. in Nursing

    B.S. in Nursing

    Division

    Nursing

    Program Type

    Major

    Additional Information

    Many courses have prerequisites which are listed in the course description. Please be sure that necessary prerequisites have been taken before enrolling in any course.

    B.S. in Nursing Recommended Series of Courses

    AT BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE EACH COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 4 CREDITS, .5 COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 2 CREDITS.

    *NUR 105 NEEDS TO BE TAKEN ONLY ONCE

    **NUR 355, 460 AND 461 SATISFY THE WRITING INTENSIVE REQUIREMENT

    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
    • DNP
      William Paterson 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)
    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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    Carrole Dorcent
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2008
    • BS
      Bloomfield College
    • BS
      Seton Hall University
    • MSN
      Rutgers University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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    Education: DNP, APN-C

    Bachelor Science: Seton Hall University

    BSN: Bloomfield College

    MSN: University of Medicine and Dentistry

    DNP: Walden University

    Specialty area: Family Nurse Practitioner

    Advanced practice nurse with specialty in acute and critical care. Work full time as a critical care APN managing the care of patients in the opened heart unit and step-down cardiac unit.  Has clinical experience in the management of the thoracic, cardiology and structural heart patient. Has 22 years of combined RN and APN experience.  Mentor of new APNs and staff nurses. National certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses: CCRN and completion of the fundamental critical support course from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  Board certified as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  (FNP-BC)

    Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
    Dr. Maria Alcina Fonseca
    Dr. Maria Alcina Fonseca
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2012
    • MBA
      Rutgers University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1324
    Office: 74 Oakland Avenue
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    Dr. Fonseca has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Professional experience includes staff nurse, Nurse Manager and Director of Nursing at the following medical centers:

      • Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J. (current position)
      • Columbia University Medical Center, Manhattan, N.Y.
      • The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.
      • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.
      • Orange Memorial Hospital, Orange, N.J.

    She has been with Bloomfield College as an adjunct instructor since 2012.  Dr. Fonseca received her DNP, MBA and her MSN, Critical Care degrees from Rutgers University.  She received her BSN degree from Kean and her Nursing Diploma from the Winifred B. Baldwin School of Nursing.

    Dr. Fonseca has participated in multiple research projects and has been published in Images, 1999 and Nursing Spectrum, 2002 and 2005. 

    Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
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    Maria Lazo
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2022
    • BSN
      Walden University
    • MSN
      Rutgers, The State University of NJ
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1324
    Office: 74 Oakland Avenue
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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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    Esteban Ramirez-Orta
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2022
    • BSN
      Walden University
    • MSN
      Walden University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1324
    Office: 74 Oakland Avenue
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    Dr. Joel Regalado
    Dr. Joel Regalado
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2007
    • DNP
      University of Southern Indiana
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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    Joel Regalado, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, PCCN is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with specialty in acute and critical care. He works full time as Critical Care APN managing patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Regalado is active in mentoring new APNs as well as nurses going through their master's program. He also mentors staff nurses in different hospital committees which includes patient safety, research, evidence based practice and performance improvement projects. In addition to his role as Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Bloomfield College, he also has clinical faculty appointment from Rutgers University's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr. Regalado is also teaching Advanced Research Methods: Evidence-Based Practice - an online class at Chamberlain University. Clinical practice and teaching are his passion and he finds it both challenging and rewarding to be able to teach what he practices in various formats, settings, and student population.

    Dr. Regalado has about 25 years of combined RN and APN experience. His clinical practice is mostly in acute and critical care. His interest for acute and critical care is evident by acquiring three national certifications through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, which includes the critical care nursing certification (CCRN), cardiac medicine certification (CMC), and progressive care nursing certification (PCCN). He is also board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC) through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Dr. Regalado is optimistic that your personal experiences can bring value to the class and he is looking forward to working with all of you. As your course instructor, he is ready to facilitate your individual learning process, provide the support that you need, give you honest feedback, and he is invested in your personal success.

    Subject(s): Nursing - BS in Nursing
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    Eric Waga
    Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2022
    • BS
      Kean College of NJ
    • MSN
      Aspen University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1324
    Office: 74 Oakland Avenue
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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
    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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    Lorraine Flood
    Lorraine Flood
    Adjunct Lecturer, Director, Nursing Learning Resource Ctr.
    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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