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School of Nursing and Health Studies

Nursing Faculty and Staff



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Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C

Chair of the Department of Nursing
Associate Professor
Director of the MSN Program and Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner Program

Full-time Faculty

Patricia A. Dempsey

Specialist Professor

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Judy A. Egan, Ph.D.

Specialist Professor
PL BSN Academic Coordinator

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Cira Fraser, Ph.D., RN

Director of the DNP program
Graduate Faculty

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Beth S. Gough

Specialist Professor
Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator

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Laura T. Jannone, Ed.D., RN, NJ-CSN, FNASN

Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty
Coordinator of the School Nurse Program
First Year Advisor

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Cheryl A. Leiningen, DNP, RN, APN-C

Assistant Professor
Scholar, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

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Colleen Manzetti, DNP, RN, CNE, CNLCP

Assistant Professor
Coordinator Nurse Educator Program

Mary Nasta

Specialist Professor

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Sue E. Polito, RN, MSN, ANP-C, GNP-C

Specialist Professor
Service Learning Faculty Fellow
Nursing Department Advising Coordinator

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Joan Raso, MSN, RN, CHSE Certified Health Simulation Educator

Specialist Professor
Nursing Faculty Specialist
Coordinator of Nursing Simulation

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Janet A. Urbanowicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Inderani Walia

Inderani M. Walia

Specialist Professor

Professional Development

Valerie Costic

Professional Development Assistant

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Barbara F. Paskewich, RN, MSN, M.A., CHES, CYT

Director of Professional Development and Special Projects
Adjunct Professor

Part-time Faculty


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Michelle T. Geraldi

Office Coordinator

Danica L. Parker

Office Coordinator of Clinical Placement

Clinical Nurse Supervisors

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Virginia L. Carreira

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Suzette Catong

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Miladys Diaz Vrablik

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

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Kaitlyn Errigo, AGNP-C

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Vivian L. Huerta Torres

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Gaye D. Iannelli-Madigan

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Catherine E. Jordan

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Melissa Ramdas

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Lisa M. Ryan

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Laura Sofield

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

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Shannon M. Wanless

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Jauri L. Wheelock

Clinical Nurse Supervisor