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School of Nursing Faculty

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing celebrates a diverse body of faculty experts and leaders in nursing education, research, and practice. Our faculty of clinicians, researchers, and nurse leaders work to advance nursing science; research-based, evidence-based and competency-based practice; the understanding of diverse groups; and the provision of quality health care that meets the needs of our diverse communities.

Learn more about our faculty by visiting their profiles below.


Judith Aponte, PhD, RN, CCM, CDE, APHN-BC

Steven Baumann, PhD, RN, APRN-BC

Mary Belmont, EdD, RN

Kunsook Bernstein, PhD, RN, NP, CASAC, FAAN

Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNM

Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Christine Cutugno, PhD, RN

Christine Ann Ganzer, PhD, APRN

Lorie Goshin, PhD, RN

Norma Stephens Hannigan, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC

Caroline M. Hewitt, DNS, RN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC

David Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gail C. McCain, PhD, RN, FAAN

Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN

Anita Nirenberg, PhD, RN, AOCNP, PNP-BC, FAAN

Lynda Olender, PhD, RN, ANP, NEA-BC

Joseph Saladino, MSN, RN, NPP

Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BC

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT