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Dominica M. Potenza, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC


Clinical Professor


Telephone: 212-481-4376

Office: Brookdale Campus, W512


Dr. Dominica Potenza is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (NP). She received the Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholarship and, in 2015, graduated valedictorian from the DNP program at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and received the Sigma Creative and Scholarly Project Award for her doctoral work—a quality improvement initiative to facilitate and improve the process of medication reconciliation in a South Bronx primary care clinic. Her research was presented at the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s 27th Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC.

She has NP experience in managing patients with complex multisystem acute/chronic diseases in outpatient practice, as well as inpatient experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on the Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedic Service. Her nursing background includes 23 years as a registered nurse and practice administrator in an outpatient internal medicine/cardiology practice, as well as five years of inpatient experience as a staff RN.

Dr. Potenza has recently authored three chapters in the Encyclopedia of Elder Care (4th ed.) and is a frequent guest lecturer on finance management in NP practice at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She also brings with her experience as an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing teaching in the Adult-Gerontology NP program.



DNP, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Hunter College, CUNY, 2015

BSN, Mercy College, 2010

ASN, Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing, Mount Vernon Hospital, 1993


Honors and Awards

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Hunter College, CUNY, 2015

Creative and Scholarly Projects-Sigma Theta Tau Award, Hunter College, CUNY, 2015

Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, 2012-2016

MHA Spirit Award, Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc., 2011

Nomination-Sandy Brandt Volunteer Service Award

Mental Health America Affiliate Awards, 2011


Grants and Publications


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