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Aponte, Judith

Funded Internal Grants:

  • 2009: Hunter College Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Award, $2,000 (Summer 2009).
  • 2007: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (#39-949). "Peripheral Arterial Disease Factors Across Different Ethnic Groups in the NHANES 2003-2004", $5,705 (1 Year 2008-2009). PI.
  • 2006: City University of New York (CUNY) Workforce Development Initiative (WDI). "Development of CUNY Certificate in Diabetes Prevention and Management-WDI I", $27,000 (1 Year 2007-2008). PI: Nicholas Freudenberg; Co-PIs: Judith Aponte, Darrell Wheeler, & Hollie Jones.

Funded External Grants:

  • 2009: National Institutes of Health Research Centers Grant (NIH P60); "Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC)", $8,000,000 (5 Years 2009-2013). Weill Cornell Medical Center PI: Carla Boutin-Foster; Co-PI: Mary Charlson; Director, Research Core: Gbenga Ogedegbe; Co-Director, Research Core: Alvin Mushlin; Co-PI Research Training Core: Balavenkatesh Kanna; Director, Community Engagement/Outreach Core: Walid Michelen; Co-Director, Community Engagement/Outreach Core: Erica Phillips-Caesar; Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (HBSON)-Hunter College; "National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Comprehensive Center of Excellence", $330,314 (5 Years 2009-2013). HBSON PI: Kathleen Nokes; Co-PI: Judith Aponte.

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Aponte, J., & Egues, A.L. (2010). A school of nursing wellness center partnership: Creating collaborative practice experiences for undergraduate U.S. senior nursing students. Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(3), 158-168.
  • Aponte, J. (2010). Key elements of large survey data sets. Nursing Economic$, 28(1), 27-36.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Risk Factors in Mexican Americans with Diabetes. Medsurg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 18(5), 265-301.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Meeting the Linguistic Needs of an Urban Community. Home Healthcare Nurse, 27(5), 324-329.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Related Risk Factors Across Hispanic Subgroups in the HHANES (1982-1984). Public Health Nursing, 26(1), 23-38.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Addressing Cultural Heterogeneity Among Hispanic Subgroups Using Campinha-Bacote's Model of Cultural Competency. Holistic Nursing Practice, 23(1), 3-12.
  • Aponte, J. & Nickitas, D. (2007). Community as Client: Reaching an Underserved Urban Community and Meeting Unmet Primary Health Care Needs, Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(3), 177-190.


Baumann, Steven


  • 2009: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (#62456-00 40). Reducing pressure ulcers in long term care: A comparison of models. $2,600 (4/1/09). Principal Investigator.
  • 2007: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (#69228-00 38). The Lived Experience of Feeling Fear: A Study of Aging in Urban Areas. $1,100 (4/1/07). Principal Investigator.
  • 2005: AACN/Hartford Foundation. Creating Careers in Advance Geriatric Nursing Practice. $18,000 (Fall 2005). Principal Investigator.

Publications - Authored refereed publications:

  • Baumann, S. (Accepted). The limitations of 'evidenced-based' practice. Nursing Science Quarterly.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Feeling fear: A humanbecoming study with older adults. Nursing Science Quarterly. 22, 346-354.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). A nursing approach to pain in older adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 18, 77-83.
  • Baumann, S. (2008). Wisdom, compassion & courage in the Wizard of Oz: A humanbecoming hermeneutic study. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 322-329.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Recovering from childhood abuse: A comparison of three perspectives. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 342-348.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Family systems genetic illness model: Breast cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10, 377-382.
  • Baumann, S., Dyches, T. T., & Braddick, M. (2005). Being a sibling. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 51-58.

Non-refereed publications:

  • Baumann, S. & Levy, E. (In press). A case study: A systems view of workplace violence. In D. Nickitas, D. Middaugh, & N. Aries (Eds.), Public policy and politics for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Improving the profession of nursing in Slovenia. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 369-370.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Book review: Five Minds for the Future, by Howard Gardner. Nursing Economics$, 27, 262-263.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Encountering the other as a nurse. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 280-280.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Women who experienced a significant childhood loss. In M. Lunny (Ed.), Critical thinking to achieve positive health outcomes: Nursing case studies and analyses (2nd ed.), pp. 176-180. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Living being-nonbeing in the workplace. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22.173.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Beyond cultural competence: Nursing practice with political refugees. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 83-84.
  • Baumann, S (2008). How do you keep the music playing (Care giving in confusion texts)? Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 363-64.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Improving our stories. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 260.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Informal caregiving as a pilgrimage. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 165.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Is hope fragile? Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 74.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing as a sign of hope and contradiction in the land of the children of Abraham. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 370-371.
  • Ehrenfeld, M., Itzhaki, M., & Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing in Israel. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 372-375.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20. 177-178.
  • Sung-Hee, K., Lee, M., & Baumann, S. (2007). Reducing the burden of dementia in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 178182.
  • Baumann, S., Dyches, T., & Braddick, M. (2007). Being a sibling. In K. Gilbert, The 33rd Edition of Annual Editions: The Family 07/08. McGraw-Hill.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Treating older adults as ends not means. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19. 77-78.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing in Turkey. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 359-360.
  • Öztürk, H., Bahcecik, N., & Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing satisfaction and job enhancement in Turkey. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 360-365.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). What does expert nursing practice mean? Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 259-260.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). The researcher-person-family process. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 14-18.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). All that glitters is not gold. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 65.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing issues in Hong Kong. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(2), 157.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Exploring being: An international dialogue. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 171-175.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Blame it on Rio. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 70.
  • Lee, M., & Baumann, S. (2005). Challenges in coming of age in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 71-75.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Standing at the doorway looking in. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 258.
  • Baumann, S. & Söderhamn, O. (2005). Considering and enjoying tomorrow: A look at global aging through a human becoming lens. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 353-358.


Bernstein, Kunsook


  • 2009 ­ 2010 Clinical Translational Scieence Center (CTSC), Weill cornell Medical College (Funded $20,000) Principle Investigator
  • 2009 ­ 2010 Proffessional Staff Congress City University of NY (Funded $ 4,300) Principle Investigator Topic: Replication study of Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression.
  • 2008 ­ 2009 Korea Research Center, Seoul, Korea (Funnded $ 23,000) Co-Principle Investigator. Principle Investigator (Cho, Sunhee) Topic: Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression.
  • 2008 ­ 2009 Beautiful Foundation New York division (Funded $ 2,000) Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), Weill cornell Medical College (Funded $ 5,000). Principle Investigator. Topic: Accultulation, Discrimination, and Depressive symptoms among Korean Immigrants in NYC
  • 2007 ­ 2008 Professional Staff Congress City UUniversity of NY (Funded $ 1,430) Principle Investigator, Topic: Symptom manifestation and expression of Korean Women suffering from depression in Korea. Protocol # 69095-00 38.
  • 2005 ­ 2006 Profeessional Staff Congress City University of NY (Funded $ 4,017) Principle Investigator. Topic: Cultural Variations in Symptom manifestation of Korean Immigrant Women Suffering from Depression. Protocol # - HC-050513057.


  • Lee, Y. J., Lee, M. H., & Bernstein, K. S. (2013). Effect of Workplace Bullying and Job Stress on Turnover Intention in Hospital Nurses. Journal of Korean Academy Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Vol. 22 No. 2, 77-87.
  • Bernstein, K. S., Chen, D., & Bang, H. (2013). Cognitive interviewing to develop a mental health services barrier assessment. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing. 17(1), 4 - 10.
  • Park, S.Y., Cho, S. H., Park, Y., Bernstein, K. S., & Shin, J. (2013). Factors associated with mental health service utilization among Korean American immigrants. Community Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-013-9604-8
  • Lee, Y. J., Bernstein, K., Lee, M., & Nokes, K. (2013). Bullying in Nursing Workplace: Applying evidence using a Conceptual Framework. Journal of Nursing Economic.
  • Bernstein, K., Cho, S. H., Cho S. Y., Roh, S. (2013). Logo-Autobiography and Its Effectiveness on Depressed Korean Immigrant Women: A Replication Study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(6), 51-60.
  • Cho, S., Bernstein, K. S., Roh, S., Chen, D. (2012). Logo-Autobiography and Its Effectiveness on Depressed Korean Immigrant Women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 24(1), 33 - 42. DOI: 10.1177/1043659612452005
  • Yeu, K., Bernstein, K., & Lee, M. (2012). Recovery of People Living with Mental Illness: A Concept Analysis. Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing, 19(1), 46-54.
  • Roh, S., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Kwag, K. H., Cho, S., & Bernstein, K. (2011). Perceived neighborhood environment affecting physical and mental health: A study with Korean American older adults in New York City. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, 1005-1012.
  • Williams, I., & Bernstein, K.S. (2011). Military sexual trauma among female veterans in US. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25(2), 138-147.
  • Bernstein, K.S., Park, S., Shin, J., Cho, S., and Park, Y. (2011) - Acculturation, discrimination, and depressive symptoms among Korean immigrants in New York City. Community Mental Health Journal. 47(1), 24-34.
  • Shin, J., Park, S., Cho, S., Park, Y., & Bernstein, K.S. (2010). Validation of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Korean version (PHQ-9K) Scale for screening depression among Korean Americans in community settings. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing. 14(2), 45-51.
  • Kong, S.S. and Bernstein, K.S. (2009). Impact of childhood trauma and its relation to development of eating disorders with co-morbid symptoms of depression and obsession. Journal of Clinical Nursing.18(13), 1897-1907.
  • Bernstein, K.S, Lee, J.S., Park, S.Y., & Jyoung, J. P. (2008). Symptom manifestations and expressions among Korean immigrant women suffering with depression. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol 61, Issue 4, pp 393 -402

Book Chapters:

  • Bernstein, K.S. and Saladino, J. P. (2011) Mental and Behavioral Health. In D.Nickitas, D. Middaugh, and N. Aries (Eds.), Being and Becoming a Policy Influential: Advocacy and Action for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Selected Presentations:

  • 2013 "Building a bridge to enhance a psychiatric mental health nursing between the U.S. and Korea." Global Health and Nursing Leadership Conference-Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of GKNF. Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea. (June 28, 2013)
  • 2012 "BSN to PhD or BSN to DNP Program: Which One is Right for you?" Symposium II, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2012 Development of the mental health services barrier assessment tool: Korean Americans. Panel Discussion, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2011 "Psychometric properties of the barrier assessment tool for under-utilization of mental health services among Korean Americans" Oral presentation, STTI Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, Texas (Nov. 2011)
  • 2011 "Schizophrenia: Medication Non-adherence and Evidence based nursing care" The Korean Academy of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2011 Mental Health Nursing Spring Symposium, Seoul, Korea (April 28, 2011)
  • 2011 "Prevalence and contributing factors of depression among Korean immigrants in NYC"
  • Oral presentation, 14th East Asian forum of nursing scholars: research methodology for building nursing evidence. Seoul, Korea (February 12, 2011)
  • 2010 "Acculturation, Discrimination, and Depressive symptoms among Korean Immigrants in NYC" Oral presentation, 21th International Nursing Research Congress, Orlando, Florida. (July 2010)
  • 2009 "Symptom manifestation and expression of Korean Women suffering from depression in Korea" Oral presentation, 20th International Nursing Research Congress, Vancouver, Canada. (July 2009)
  • 2008 "Standard and Scope of Advance Practice Nursing: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner."
  • Korean Mental Health Nurses Association, Seoul City Division, Annual conference. Seoul Korea. Invited speaker (January 15)

Poster Presentations:

  • 2012 Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression: A replication study. Poster presentation, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2011 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression: A replication study." STTI Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, Texas (Nov. 2011)
  • 2010 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression." American Association of College of Nursing, Washington D.C., (Oct. 2010)
  • 2009 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression." Global Korean Nurses Federation Annual Conference, New York, New York, (April, 2009)
  • 2008 "Impact of Childhood Trauma on Eating Psychopathology." STTI - 19th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice: Globalization of Research through Technology. Singapore, (July 7-11)


Byrnes, Lorraine


  • Reproductive Life Plans: knowledge, Attitudes & Utilization among Men & Women of Childbearing Age $4,469

Publications - Book Chapters:

  • Sanders, L.B. & Gebbie, K.M. (2009). Families, Social Policy, and Health Disparities. In Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research, 4th ed. Hanson, Gedaly-Duff, and Kaakinen, eds. Philadelphia, Pa: F.A.Davis

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Sanders, L.B (in press) Reproductive Life Plans: Initiating the Dialogue with Women. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.
  • Sanders, L.B. (in press) Preconception Care: Policy and Practice Implications for Nurses. Politics, Policy and Nursing Practice.
  • Sanders, L.B. (2009). Sexual behaviors and practices of women with HIV in relation to pregnancy. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 20(1): 62-8.
  • Sanders, L.B. (2008). The lived experience of pregnancy after diagnosis with HIV: Women's voices. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 19(1): 47-57.


Capezuti, Elizabeth


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Hu, S., Foust, J., Boltz, M., & Capezuti, E. (in press). Subtypes of potentially inappropriate medications in older Chinese-Americans during care transitions. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
  • Backhaus, R., Verbeek, H., Van Rossum, E., Capezuti, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (in press). Nurse staffing impact on quality of care in nursing homes: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
  • Matsui, M. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Cultural differences in perceived autonomy among older adults in the United States and Japan. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
  • Wagner, L.M., Dickson, V.V., Shuluk, J., Richards, J., Fox, M., & Capezuti, E. (in press). Nurses' Knowledge of geriatric nursing care in Canadian NICHE hospitals. Journal of Canadian Gerontological Nursing.
  • Cline, D., Dickson, V.V., Kovner, C., Boltz, M., Kolanowski, A. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Factors influencing RNs' perceptions of quality geriatric care in rural hospitals. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • Tavares, J.P. de Almeida, Leite, A. da Silva, Sá-Couto, P., Boltz, M. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Validation of geriatric care environment scale in Portuguese nurses. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.
  • Capezuti, E., Bricoli, B., & Boltz, M. (2013). NICHE: Creating a sustainable business model to improve care of hospitalized older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8), 1387-1393.
  • Renz, S.M., Boltz, M.P., Wagner, L.M., Capezuti, E.A., & Lawrence, T.E. (2013). The impact of an SBAR communication protocol on nurse satisfaction. Geriatric Nursing, 34(4):295-301.
  • Hasanuzzaman, F.M., Yang, X., Tian, Y., Liu, Q., & Capezuti, E. (2013). Monitoring activity of taking medicine by incorporating RFID and video analysis. Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, 2(2), 61-70.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., Shuluk, J., Denysyk, L., Brouwers, J., Roberts, M.C., Dickson, V.V., Cline, D., Wagner, L.M., Fairchild, S., Kim, H., & Secic, M. (2013). Utilization of a benchmarking database to inform NICHE implementation. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(3),198-208.
  • Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Gulpers, M.J.M., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2013). Process evaluation of a successful multi-component intervention program (EXBELT) to reduce belt restraints in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(8), 599-604.
  • Tavares, J.P. de Almeida, Leite, A. da Silva, Sá-Couto, P., Boltz, M. & Capezuti, E. (2013). Validation of the professional issues scales with Portuguese nurses. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6 (4), 264-274.
  • Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Ambergen, T., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2013). Reduction of belt restraint use: Long-term effects of the EXBELT intervention. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 (1), 107-112.
  • Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Wagner, L., Rosenberg, M.C., & Secic, M. (2013). Patient safety in medical-surgical units: Can nurse certification make a difference? MEDSURG Nursing, 22 (1), 26-32, 37. Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Wagner, L., Rosenberg, M.C., & Secic, M. (2013). Patient safety in medical-surgical units: Can nurse certification make a difference? MEDSURG Nursing, 22 (1), 26-32, 37.
  • Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., Ambergen, T., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2012). EXBELT: Preventing belt restraint use in newly admitted residents in nursing homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(12), 1473-1479.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, E., Cline, D., Dickson, V., Rosenberg, M., Wagner, L., Shuluk, J. & Nigolian, C. (2012). NICHE - A model for optimizing the geriatric nursing practice environment. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3117-3125.
  • Hu, S., Capezuti, E., Foust, J., & Boltz, M. (2012). Medication discrepancy and potentially inappropriate medication in older Chinese-American home care patients. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 10 (5), 284-295.
  • Fink, R., Gilmartin, H., Richard, A., Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., & Wald, H. (2012). Indwelling urinary catheter management and CAUTI prevention in Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospitals. American Journal of Infection Control, 40 (8), 715-720.
  • Wald, H.L., Richards, A., Dickson, V.V., & Capezuti, E. (2012). Chief nursing officers' perspectives on Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions non-payment policy: implications for policy design and implementation. Implementation Science, 7:78.
  • Gulpers, M., Bleijlevens, M., van Rossum, Capezuti, E., Ambergen, T. & Hamers, J. (2011). Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: Effects of a multi-component intervention program (EXBELT). Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 59(11): 2029-2036.
  • Kim, H., Capezuti, E., Kovner, C., Zhonglin, Z., & Boockvar, K. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of adverse events in older surgical patients: Impact of the present-on-admission indicator. The Gerontologist, 50 (6), 810-820.
  • Capezuti, E., Brush, B.L, Lane, S. Rabinowitz, H.U., & Secic, M. (2009). Bed-exit alarm effectiveness. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 49, 27-31.
  • Wagner, L.M., Capezuti, E., & Rice, J.C. (2009). Nurses' perceptions of safety culture in long-term care settings. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41 (2), 184-192.
  • Capezuti, E., Brush, B.L., Won, R.M., Wagner, L.M., & Lawson, W.T. (2008). Least restrictive or least understood?: Waist restraints, provider practices, and risk for harm. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 20 (3), 305-322.
  • Capezuti, E., Taylor, J., Brown, H., Ouslander, J., & Strothers, H. (2007). Challenges to implementing an APN-facilitated falls prevention project. Applied Nursing Research, 20, 2-9.
  • Capezuti, E., Wagner, L.M., Brush, B.L., Boltz, M., Renz, S., & Talerico, K.A. (2007). Consequences of an intervention to reduce restrictive siderail use in nursing homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55, 334-341.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., Renz, S., Hoffman, D., & Norman, R.G. (2006). Nursing home involuntary relocation: Clinical outcomes and perceptions of residents and families. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 7, 486-492.
  • Capezuti, E., Maislin, G., Strumpf, N., & Evans, L. (2002). Siderail use and bed-related fall outcomes among nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50, 90-96.


  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R. (Eds.). (in progress for 2014 publication). Acute Care for Elders- A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. Cham, Switzerland: Spring International Publishing AG.
  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R.M. (in press). Geriatrics Models of Care - Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America. Switzerland: Spring International Publishing AG.
  • Capezuti, E., Malone, M., Katz, P. & Mezey, M.D. (Eds.). (2014). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd edition.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Flaherty, E. & Resnick, B., Boltz, M., Galick, E., & Capezuti, E. (Eds.) (2014). Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing (4rd edition). New York: American Geriatrics Society.
  • Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., & Fulmer, T. (Eds.). (2012). Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice (4th edition). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Gray-Miceli, D., Capezuti, E., Lawson, W.T., & Iyer, P. (2007). Falls Handbook, Clinical and Medical-Legal Perspectives of Falls Across the Lifespan. Flemington, NJ: Med League Support Services, Inc.


Cutugno, Christine


  • President's Fund for Faculty Advancement Grant (2013, 2012). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"
  • HBSON Research Seed Grant (2012). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"
  • Cornell (CTSC) Grant (2011). Co-Investigator with NY Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical group on study, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Defining Preventable Readmissions on the General Medical Service".
  • PSC-CUNY Research Grant (2010). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"


  • Cutugno, C., Hozak, M., Fitzsimmons, D. & Ertogan, H. Documenting Preventive Nursing Measures in the Elderly Trauma Patient: The Electronic Health Record and Potential Financial Impact. Nursing Economics. Accepted for publication September 2013.
  • Lee, J., Cutugno, C., Pickering, S., Press, M., Unterbrink, M., Kelser, et al. The Patient Care Circle: A Descriptive Framework for Understanding Care Transitions. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Accepted for publication August 2013.
  • Kutzin, J. and Cutugno, C. (2012). "Quality, Safety, and Process Improvement with an Interdisciplinary Team" in S. Campbell & K. Daley, Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making It Real, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing, pp. 451-464.
  • Cutugno, C. (2011). The Graying of Trauma Care: Addressing Traumatic Injury in Older Adults. American Journal of Nursing. 111(11), pp. 40-48.


DiPiazza, Jennifer T.

Grants & Sponsored Awards:

  • 2016: PSC-CUNY Research Award. Pilot study of the experiences of respiratory sensations and sensory-related smoking cues among e-cigarette users. $6,000 (April 2016). Principal Investigator.
  • 2015: Hunter College President's Faculty Laptop Program. $550 (June 2015).
  • 2015: Hunter College President's Fund for Faculty Advancement Award. Methodological support for an integrative review to examine sensory interventions for cigarette smoking cessation. $1,800 (June 2015).
  • 2015: Hunter College Shuster Award to support editing services for professional manuscript publication. $500 (April 2015).
  • 2011: New York University School of Nursing: Pauline Greenidge Scholarship. $2,000.
  • 2011: New York University School of Nursing: Ellen D. Baer Scholarship. $1,064.
  • 2010: New York University School of Nursing: Pauline Greenidge Scholarship. $2,000.
  • 2008-2009: AstraZeneca. Mental Health in a Collegiate Population [Continuing education program for nurse practitioners and physicians, NYU Student Health Center]. $15,000.
  • 2008-2009: AstraZeneca. Mood Disorders and Dual Diagnosed Patients in College Mental Health [Continuing education program for nurse practitioners and physicians, NYU Student Health Center]. $15,000.
  • 1998-2001: Department of Youth and Community Development. Sunnyside Community Services Beacon School Funding. $400,000 annually.


  • DiPiazza, J., Roche, S., & Burton, D. (2015). Sensory interventions for smoking cessation: A review of the literature [Manuscript in preparation. Target submission date: June 2016].
  • DiPiazza, J., & Naegle, M. (in press, 2016). Smoking cessation one year or more: Experiences of successful quitters.  Journal of Addictions Nursing.
  • DiPiazza-Sileo, J. (2015). The lived experience of maintaining smoking cessation for a year or more (Order No. 3664067). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I (1714140140).


Ganzer, Christine


  • Chiang, G., Mozley, D., Ganzer, C. (2013) Effects of Type 2 diabetes and glycemic control on brain amyloid deposition in non-demented adults (8/1/2013-7/31/2015)Clinical and Translational Science Center grant $100,000.
  • Ganzer, C. A. (2012). Maternal-infant attachment among postpartum US military women with post-traumatic stress disorder.(7/1/2013-6/30/2014. PSC-CUNY Research Grant (B) $4,500.


  • Ganzer, C. A., Insel, K., & Ritter, L.(2012). Associations between working memory capacity, health literacy and recall of the warning signs of stroke among older adults. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 44(5):236-243, October 2012.doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182666231
  • Ganzer, C. A., & Zauderer, C. R.(2011).Promoting a brain-healthy lifestyle. Nursing Older People. 23(7), 24-27.


Goshin, Lorie

Grants & Sponsored Awards:

  • Stress and coping in a mother-child residential substance abuse treatment program, Principal Investigator, July 2013 – July 2014, Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York Research Award Program
  • Maternal and Child Outcomes of a Prison Nursery Program. NINR/NIH 5R01NR007782-06; Mary Byrne, PI, 9/1/03 - 6/30/12, Role: Co-Investigator/Associate Research Scientist (2009 – 2012), Community Coordinator (2006 - 2008)
  • An Evaluation of the Drew Mouse Model of Permanent Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Incarceration for Homeless Women Charged with Felonies and Their Children, New York Women’s Foundation, 12/1/2010 - 11/30/2011, Role: Principal Investigator
  • What can be Learned from the Drew House Model of Permanent Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Incarceration for Homeless Women Convicted of a Felony and Their Children? NIMH/NIH 5P30MH071430; Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies; Carol Caton, PI, 9/14/2010 - 6/30/11, Role: Principal Investigator
  • The Effects of a Prison Nursery Program on Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Zeta Chapter, 06/1/08 - 07/01/09, Role: Principal Investigator


  • Sangoi, L. & Goshin, L. S. (in press). Women’s and girls’ experiences before, during and after incarceration: A narrative of gender-based violence, and an analysis of the criminal justice laws and policies that perpetuate this narrative. UCLA Women’s Law Journal
  • Goshin, L. S., Byrne, M. W., & Henninger, A. M. (2013). Recidivism after Release from a Prison Nursery Program. Public Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/phn.12072
  • Goshin, L. S. & Byrne, M. W. (in press). Preschool outcomes of children who lived as infants in a prison nursery. Prison Journal.
  • Goshin, L. S., & Byrne, M. W. (2012). Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated. Research in Nursing & Health, 35, 94-104.
  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L. S., & Blanchard-Lewis, B. (2012). Maternal separations during the reentry years for 100 infants raised in a prison nursery. Family Court Review, 50, 77-90.
  • Byrne, M. W., Evan, E., Goshin, L. S., Erlich, M. D., Kim, B. A., Saroyan, J. M., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2011). Parent self-efficacy for managing pain in seriously ill children and adolescents nearing end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9, 137-147.
  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L. S., & Joestl, S. S. (2010). Intergenerational attachment for infants raised in a prison nursery. Attachment and Human Development, 12, 375-393.
  • Borelli, J. L., Goshin, L. S., Joestl, S. S., Clark, J., & Byrne, M. W. (2010). Attachment organization in a sample of incarcerated mothers: Distribution of classifications and associations with substance abuse history, depressive symptoms, perceptions of parenting competency, and social support. Attachment and Human Development, 12, 355-374.
  • Goshin, L. S., & Byrne, M. W. (2009). Converging streams of opportunity for prison nursery programs in the United States. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 48, 271-295.
  • Rew, L., Whittaker, T. A., Smith, L. R., & Taylor-Seehafer, M. (2005). Sexual health-risks and protective resources in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual homeless youth. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10, 11-19.
  • Manning, M., & Smith, L. (2002). Mental illness screening at juvenile court intake stage. Texas State Bar Section Report Juvenile Law, 16, 11-19.


Hewitt, Caroline M.


  • Hewitt, C.M. (2013). Ethics and women's health. In A. Peirce, & J.A. Smith (Eds), Ethical and legal issues for doctoral nursing students (pp. 221-235). Lancaster, PA: DEStech.
  • Jenkins, M.L., Hewitt, C., & Bakken, S. (2006). Women's health nursing in the context of the national health information infrastructure. Journal of Obstetrical and Gynecologic Neonatal Nursing, 35(1), 141-50.


Hickey, Mary T.

Grants & Sponsored Awards:

  • 2014: The Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Research, New York University College of Nursing. A Qualitative Exploration of Emergency Contraception Users’ Perceptions of Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Future Unintended Pregnancy (Role: PI), $10,000.
  • 2011: World Pediatric Project/International Hospital for Children (IHC), The David Ortiz Children’s Fund and Robert Reid Cabral Hospital. Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic Nurse Training Program (Role: Project Co-Director), $350,000.
  • 2008: International Hospital for Children (IHC). International service and training, Robert Reid Cabral Hospital, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic (Role: Program Planning/Education Consultant).
  • 2009: Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant. Female College Students’ Knowledge, Use and Perceptions of Emergency Contraception: A Qualitative Study, $1,730.
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Pilot Program to Enhance the Critical Thinking Abilities of Nursing Students. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Female College Students’ Knowledge, Use and Perceptions of Emergency Contraception: A Pilot Study. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. An Evaluation of Students’ Usage Patterns and Perceptions of Podcasting. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Nursing Graduates’ Perceptions of Clinical Instructional Experiences. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2006: Sigma Theta Tau International (Alpha Omega Chapter) Small Grants Program. Preceptors’ Perceptions of New Graduate Readiness for Practice, $1,000.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Hickey, M., & White, J. (2015). Female college students’ perceptions of emergency contraception: A qualitative study. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 6, 28-32.
  • Hickey, M., & Cleland, C. (2013). Sexually transmitted disease risk perception among female college students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(7), 377-384.
  • Mauro, A.M.P., Hickey, M.T., McCabe, D.E., & Ea, E. (2012). Attaining baccalaureate competencies for nursing care of older adults through curriculum innovation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(3), 187-190.
  • Hickey, M., Forbes, M., & Greenfield, S. (2010). Integrating the IOM competencies in a baccalaureate curricular revision: Process and strategies. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(4), 214-222.
  • Hickey, M. (2010). Baccalaureate nursing students’ perceptions of their clinical instructional experiences and preparation for practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(1), 35-41.
  • Forbes, M., Hickey, M., & White, J. (2010). Adjunct faculty development: Reported needs and innovative solutions. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(2), 116-124.
  • Forbes, M., & Hickey, M. (2009). Curriculum reform in baccalaureate education: A review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), article 27.
  • Hickey, M. (2009). Female college students’ knowledge, use and perceptions of emergency contraception. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nurses (JOGNN), 38(4), 399-405.
  • Hickey, M. (2009). Preceptors’ perceptions of new graduate readiness for practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 25(1), 35-41.
  • Forbes, M., & Hickey, M. (2008). Podcasting: Implementation and evaluation in an undergraduate nursing program. Nurse Educator, 33(5), 224- 228.
  • Hickey, M. (2007). The challenge of diverse learners in nursing education. Long Island Education Review, 7(1), 18-20.
  • Hickey, M. (2004). Ethical decision making in end of life care. Long Island Education Review, 4(2), 25-26.

Book Chapters:

  • Hickey, M.T. (2014). Contraceptive use and non-use among young black and Hispanic women: An integrative review. In L. Bourgois & S. Cauchois (Eds.), Contraceptives: Predictors of use, role of cultural attitudes & practices and levels of effectiveness. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Hickey, M.T., & Deren, S. (2012, in press). Alcohol and HIV prevention. In Encyclopedia of AIDS ('Behavioral prevention'). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hickey, M. (2010). Leadership theories. In M. Klainberg & K.M. Dirschel (Eds.), Today’s nursing leader: Managing, succeeding, excelling (pp. 63-76). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.


Kotowski, Abigail

Grants & Sponsored Awards:

  • 2014: Graduate Center of the City University of New York Doctoral Student Research Grant (06/2014 - 05/2015).

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Kotowski, A. (2015). Development of instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk for baccalaureate nursing education (Doctoral dissertation). City University of New York, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (3703552).
  • Kotowski, A. (2012). Case study: A young male with auditory hallucinations in paranoid schizophrenia. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 23(1), 41-44.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Hunter-Bellevue Student Nurses' Association (2016). Resolution in support of increasing suicide risk training and assessment for nurses to promote patient safety. National Student Nurses' Association House of Delegates, 64th Sess. (2016), 66. [Mentored student authors on resolution draft]
  • Kotowski, A. (2015, October). Development of instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk for baccalaureate nursing education. International Association for Suicide Prevention Newsletter, Oct. 2015.


Nickitas, Donna


  • Principal Investigator with co- PI Pamela Mahon.. Exploring Perceptions of Clinical Nursing Faculty, Nurse Preceptors, and Nursing Students Perception of Documentation Skills. PSC-CUNY Grant, $4, 600, July 1, 2009-June 31, 2010.
  • Jonas Nursing Scholars Program Grant 2008-2112, Project Director Keville Fredrickson Lehman College and DNS Program, Graduate Center, Co-Directors Donna Nickitas Hunter College and DNS Program, Graduate Center and Eileen Gigliotti College of Staten Island and DNS Program, Graduate Center. $375,000.00, March 2008
  • Exploring Clinical Nursing Faculty Perception of Student Documentation Skills, Principal Investigator with Co-PI K. Nokes, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence 2006 Grant Recipient. September 2007 to present. Research generated from Jonas Award of $300,000.00.

Publications - Books:

  • Nickitas, D. M, Middaugh, D. J, & Aries, N. (Editors). (2010). Being and Becoming A Policy Influential Advocacy and Action for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Hogan, M. A, & Nickitas, D. M. (2009). Review & Rationales Leadership & Management: New Jersey: Prentice Hall Health.

Refereed Book Chapters:

  • Nickitas, DM. (2008). Leadership and Management. In Hogan, Mary Ann, NCLEX Review. (Pp.37- 65). New Jersey. Prentice Hall.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2005). On Angels Wings. In Winstead-Fry, P & Labovitz, Ordinary Miracles in Nursing: True Stories About Healing and Health. (pp.239-241). Slack Publications.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2001). Web designer for end of chapter questions, case studies, and activities for a web-based program. In K. Blais, J. Hayes, B. Kozier, & G. Erb. Professional Nursing Practice: Concepts and Perspectives. Prentice Hall Health.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2001). Power and Politics. In E. Sullivan and P. Decker (Eds.) Effective Management in Nursing (5th Edition). (pp. 84-97). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.


  • Nickitas, D.M., Nokes, K., Caroselli, C. & Mahon, P.Y. (2010). Increasing nursing student communication skills through electronic health record system documentation. CIN, Jan/Feb, 28, (1), 7-11.
  • Aponte, J. & Nickitas, D. ( 2007). Community as Client: Reaching an Underserved Urban Community and Meeting Unmet Primary Health Care Needs. The Journal of Community Health Nursing. 24(3), 177-189.
  • Nokes, K., Nickitas, D. Keida, R. & Neville, S. (2005) Does Service-Learning increase Cultural Competency, Critical Thinking, and Civic Engagement? The Journal of Nursing Education, 44(2), 65-70.
  • Nickitas, D., Keida, R., Nokes, K., and Susan Neville. (2004). Nurturing Nursing's Future Through Nurse-Executive Partnerships. Nursing Economics, 22(5), 258-263.
  • Nokes, K., Nickitas, D. Keida, R. & Neville, S. (2003). Using technology to enhance service-learning reflections. Academic Exchange Quarterly 7(2), 86-90.
  • Nickitas, DM & Valentino, L. (2003). Evolving a Nursing Collegial Relationship into a Successful Consulting Business. Nursing Economics 21,(4), 181-187


Nirenberg, Anita


External Funding

  • CTSC: Hunter College & Weill Cornell Medical College (2012-2013) Community Engagement Award: Using Mobile Health Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Pain for Older Patients. Co-PI, Nirenberg, Richardson & Reid ($40,000)
  • National Institute on Aging, Skills Training for Family Caregivers of Community Elderly with Pain, Principal Investigator (Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) Roybal Foundation) 2009-2010. ($24,045).
  • Multi-disciplinary Seminar in Palliative and End of Life Care: Nirenberg, A Co-PI, Glenda Garvey Teaching Award, 2007-2009, Columbia University Medical Center ($17,500).
  • NCI, R21, Improving Use of CIS in the Underserved Through Mobil Access & Decision Support, Co-Investigator, Suzanne Bakken, PI, A. Nirenberg Co-PI 2007-2008. ($275,000).
  • NIGM Grant S06/MBRS, NIH, Recovery From Oral Cavity/Pharynx Cancer in African Americans, Co-Principal Investigator, Mary Jo Dropkin, Principal Investigator, Anita Nirenberg Co-PI 2006-2008. ($385,000).

Hunter College Funding

  • Distress Experience in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: July, 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. PSC-CUNY Award, # 65113-00-43 ($3,182.28).
  • Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE): Evaluating the RN Pathway Program: Graduates and Employers Perspectives, 2012. Standards and Evaluation Committee HBSON. ($3,440).

Selected Publications:

  • Hyun S, Hodorowski JK, Nirenberg, A, Perocchia RS, Staats JA, Velez O, Bakken S. (2013). mHealth-based approaches for integrating Cancer Information Service smoking cessation resources into the workflow of nurses in advance practice nurse training. Oncology Nursing Forum 40:4. 312-319.
  • Mallamud, M., & Nirenberg, A. (2013) Nurse Practitioner Role in Caring for Testicular Cancer Survivors. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Plavskin, A., & Nirenberg, A. (2012). Diagnosis and Management of Adults and Adolescents with Pertussis. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 16(1/2). 10-19.
  • Cohen, A.G., & Nirenberg, A. (2011). Current Practices in Advance Care Planning: Implications for Oncology Nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 15(5). 547-553.
  • Nirenberg, A., Reame, NK, Cato, KD and Larson, EL. (2010). Oncology Nurses' Use of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chemotherapy-Induced and Febrile Neutropenia. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(6). 765-773.
  • Kav, S., Schulmesiter, L., Nirenberg, A., Barber, L., Johnson, J. & Rittenberg, C. (2010) Development of the MASCC teaching tool for patients receiving oral agents for cancer. Support Care Cancer. 18(5):583-586.
  • Auer, P., & Nirenberg, A. (2008). Nurse Practitioner Home-Based Primary Care: A Model for the Care of Frail Elders. Clinical Scholars Review, 1(1). 33-39.


Park, So-Hyun


  • Park, S., Knobf, M.T. & Sutton, K. (2012). Etiology, assessment, and management of Aromatase Inhibitor-related musculoskeletal symptoms. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(3), 260-266. doi: 10.1188/12.CJON.260-266


  • Research Training in Self and Family Management, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, T32 pre-doctoral fellowship (#T32NR008346).


Reuter, Chuck


  • Reuter, C., & Fitzsimons, V. (2013). Physician Orders. AJN: The American Journal of Nursing, 113(8), 11. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000432941.27219.95 (Viewpoint)


  • 2015: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, TriService Nursing Research Program: Evaluation of the Validity of Cholesterol as a Biomarker for Suicide in Veterans, $33,805, HU0001-15-1-TS13 (N15-P11), P.I.


Seo, Jin Young

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Bae, S.-H., Nikolaev, N., Seo, J. Y., & Castner, J. (2015). Health care provider social network analysis: A systematic review. Nursing Outlook, 63(5), 566-584. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.05.006
  • Meeker, M. A., Waldrop, D. P., & Seo, J. Y. (2015). Examining family meetings at end of life: The model of practice in a hospice in-patient unit. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(5), 1283-1291. doi: 10.1017/S1478951514001138
  • Castner, J., Gittere, S., & Seo, J. Y. (2015). Criteria air pollutants and emergency nursing. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(3), 186-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.08.011
  • Seo, J. Y., Kim, W., & Dickerson, S. S. (2014). Korean immigrant women's lived experience of childbirth in the United States. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 43(3), 305-317. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12313
  • Hewner, S. J., & Seo, J. Y. (2014). Informatics role in integrating population and patient centered knowledge to improve care transitions in complex chronic disease. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 18(2), available at
  • Hewner, S., Seo, J. Y., Gothard, S., & Johnson, B. J. (2014). Aligning population-based care management with chronic disease complexity. Nursing Outlook, 62(4), 250-258. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.03.003
  • Castner, J., Grinslade, S., Guay, J., Hettinger, A. Z., Seo, J. Y., & Boris, L. (2013). Registered nurse scope of practice and ED complaint-specific protocols. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(5), 467-473.e463. doi:
  • Marecki, M., & Seo, J. Y. (2010). Perinatal urinary and fecal incontinence: Suffering in silence. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 24(4), 330-340.


Sharoff, Leighsa


  • 2013: Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Award, Merging Science and Technology: Genetics, Genomics and Technology Working Together.
  • 2012: PSC-CUNY University Committee on Research Awards Grant, Effectiveness of Simulation Enhancing Clinical Judgment.
  • 2010: PSC-CUNY University Committee on Research Awards Grant, Simulation: Preparation, Clinical Judgment and Reflective Process. What is the connection?


  • Sharoff, L. (2013). Simulation and learning to care for patients: Acute alcohol withdrawal. Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 3(1), 22-27.
  • Sharoff, L. (2013). Creative power of metaphorical expression. Journal of Holistic Nurses, 31(1), 6-18. DOI: 10.1177/089801002461948
  • Sharoff, L. (2013). The beauty of metaphors. Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(1), 62-72.
  • Schmidt, K. (2012). {Interview with Leighsa Sharoff}. YouTube utilization enhances education: RN integrates videos from site into curriculum., 24(8), p. 16. Retrieved March 14, 2012, from
  • Sharoff, L. (2012). Preliminary exploration of simulation preparation, clinical judgment and reflective process. Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 2(3), 141-150.
  • Acee, A., & Sharoff, L. (2012). Herbal remedies, mood and cognition. Holistic Nursing Practice, 26(1), 38-51.
  • Sharoff, L. (2011). Social media, holistic nursing and holistic nursing education. Beginnings: American Holistic Nurses Association Magazine. Fall issue, 18-20. INVITED AUTHOR.
  • Sharoff, L. (2011). Integrating YouTube into nursing curriculum. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(3).
  • Egues, A., & Sharoff, L. (2011). Sustaining technology in practice: Student experiences in the community health nursing clinical setting at a multicultural, public, and urban college. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7(1), 117-129.
  • Sharoff, L. (2010). Using social networking sites to spread the word about holistic care. Holistic Nursing Practice [The Collaborative Issue with Alternative Therapies in Medicine and Health], 24(5), 301-302. INVITED AUTHOR
  • Sharoff, L. (2010). A qualitative study of how experienced certified holistic nurses learn to become competent practitioners. In A. Meleis (Ed.), Transitions theory: Middle-range theory and situation-specific theories in nursing research and practice (pp. 310-319). New York, NY: Springer Publishing, Inc. ISBN13: 9780826105349


Todaro-Franceschi, Vidette

Selected Grants:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Enhancing Perceptions of Preparedness and Ability to Care for the Dying and Transforming Professional Quality of Life. Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (Traditional B #42), July 2011-June 2012, $5,992.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Changing Death Experiences in Health Care: Exploring the Use of Vignettes and Focused Group Discussion to Promote Completion of Advanced Directives, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (#41), July 2010-June 2011, $3,310.
  • Nokes, K., Griffin-Sobel, J., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. Clinical Nurse Leader in Safety-net Healthcare Settings. Advanced Education Nursing Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2009-2012, $1,039,741.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Transforming Death Attitudes and Power as Knowing Participation in Change, SHP ORGS Seed Money Award, 2008-2009, $2,310.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Changing the Face of Death: A Pedagogic Intervention, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (#39), 2008-2009, $5,035.

Selected Publications - Books:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life. New York: Springer.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (1999). The enigma of energy: Where science and religion converge. New York: Crossroad.

Selected Book Chapters:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Enhancing end of life and palliative care. In J. L. Harris, L. A. Roussel, & T. Thomas, Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role. (2nd ed.) (p. 424). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Coyle, N., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2012). Artificial nutrition and hydration. In K. Doka (Ed.), Ethics and end of life care: A care based approach (pp. 85-93). Washington, DC: American Hospice Foundation.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Critical care nurse perceptions of preparedness and ability to care for the dying and their professional quality of life. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 32(4), 184-190.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V., & Spellman, M. (2013). End of life pedagogy, death attitudes and power as knowing participation in change. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(1), 120-125.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Changing the face of death: A pedagogic intervention. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(5), 315-319.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Re-patterning health professional death education: A matter of social justice for all. The Forum: The Quarterly Publication of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, 37(3), 26-27.
  • Malinski, V., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Exploring co-meditation as a means of reducing anxiety and enhancing relaxation in a nursing school setting. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29, 242-248.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2010). Two paradigms, different fruit: Mixing apples with oranges. Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 17(1), 44-50.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2009). Fostering teaching, learning and student engagement on end of life care: An online community board. Nurse Educator, 34, 150-151.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2008). Clarfying the enigma of energy, philosophically speaking. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 285-290. Invited theory column.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2008, July). Don't worry about caring for the dying: It isn't on the NCLEX. Proceedings, International Centre for Nursing Ethics Conference, Nursing Ethics and Health Care Policy: Bridging Local, National and International Perspectives. Yale University, CT.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2007). Imagining nursing practice in the year 2050: Looking through a Rogerian looking glass. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 229-231. Invited practice column.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2006). Synchronicity related to dead loved ones: A natural healing modality. Spirituality and Health International, 7, 151-161.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2006). Studying synchronicity related to dead loved ones AKA after-death communication: Martha, what do you think? Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 297-299. Invited research column.

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