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The Stony Brook University School of Nursing is launching a PhD in Nursing that will begin in the summer of 2018. The PhD in Nursing Program emphasizes education and training at the highest level in order to develop the next generation of nurse scientists and educators skilled in research methodologies useful in all areas of nursing science to improve the health and well-being of the population. The 54-credit program is designed to take 2.5 years to complete, with an additional year for dissertation completion. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (AACN), the current national demand for nurses with PhD-level education…

The University and Community College sign an agreement to develop an academic program that creates a smooth transition from a nursing associate’s degree to an RN The Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Suffolk County Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First Program. The new program, the first of its kind on Long Island, begins September 2017 with an initial class of 65 students. Students will be accepted to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program (at Suffolk) and be selected to move directly into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate…

Stony Brook University made College Choice’s 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing ranking, placing eighth on the list. Several MS programs are available through the School of Nursing — mental health, nursing leadership, midwifery and more — and all can be completed via online distance learning. For more information about academic programs in nursing, please visit the website. Stony Brook’s nursing graduates are distinguished by their critical thinking skills, leadership ability and excellence in clinical practice. They move on to positions where they shape and influence the future of healthcare both nationally and internationally. College Choice is an independent…

Colleen Walsh-Irwin, RN ’92, ANP ’95, DNP ’14 will receive the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, NY. In celebration of her award, a symposium will feature an all day symposium on “Nursing’s Influence on Healthcare: Using Technology to Enhance Outcomes.” Dr. Walsh-Irwin is the Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Nursing Services in Washington, DC. She is field-based at the Northport VA Medical Center in New York where she practices as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Walsh-Irwin is also a Clinical…

Stony Brook University alumna Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF became the 63rd president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the start of the 2016 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. A Stony Brook University School of Nursing class of 1986 graduate, Flaherty noted the relevance of her nursing background to her role as president: “I’m particularly proud to be the second nurse member to hold this position. You could say that nursing and geriatrics are in my DNA: both my mother and sister are nurses, and I began my career in geriatrics volunteering in a nursing home as a teenager. It’s been such a rewarding career…

June 20, 2016 – Connie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award. Kraft was honored for her dedication to the advancement of emergency patient care at both the pre-hospital and hospital levels in Suffolk County. Throughout her career, Kraft has sought to continually strengthen the relationship and collaboration between Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the nursing profession. “This is a well-deserved honor for Connie, and we…

On Friday, April 1, 2016, the Stony Brook School of Nursing Alumni Board hosted its first annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Symposium at Hamlet Golf Course and Country Club in Commack, NY. Barbara M. Mills, DNP ‘09—the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award—opened the event with an insightful keynote address on “The Power of Passion: One Nurse’s Journey”. The symposium continued with expert presentations on topics ranging from Rapid Response to DSRIP. Attendees also had the opportunity to review poster presentations and meet with vendors. View event photos here.

The School of Nursing at Stony Brook University is ranked as 10th nationally for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs in U.S. News & World Report. For the 2016 edition, schools were ranked using five categories — student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. “This is a huge honor for our School and an even greater honor to those who give their expertise and energy to making our graduate programs so distinctive,” said Lee Xippolitos, Dean of the School of Nursing. “A special tribute goes out to Patricia Bruckenthal, who has directed our NP…

Barbara M. Mills, DNP ’09 was recently announced as the 2015 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Dr. Mills has made and continues to make significant contributions to the profession of Nursing through outstanding practice, research and community involvement. She has transformed the Rapid Response program at Stony Brook University Hospital to one that is imitated throughout the nation. Dr. Mills will be honored for her accomplishments and offer the keynote address during an all-day symposium on April 1, 2016.

Maureen Pavone, an RN at Stony Brook University’s Student Health Service, received the Susan Shearer Award from the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), which is made up of both private and public universities and colleges in New York State. She was honored for her leadership, dedication and service to college health both at Stony Brook and in NYSCHA. “It was a complete surprise to me that I was even nominated for this award,” said Pavone. “I feel privileged to be given this award in light of the hundreds of dedicated college health nurses I have met through this organization.” Pavone…

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