Read the top 14 stories and news headlines of 2021 from Stony Brook University that have made an impact on Long Island, New York and
Annette B. Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNYAM, Dean and Professor, Stony Brook School of
Nursing, shares the many highlights and achievements of the School of Nursing, showing
how the school, students, faculty and community thrived despite the ongoing pandemic,
while also inviting readers to celebrate the 50 years of the school’s history and
Five new faculty and staff members joined the SON in 2020. Learn more about their
diverse backgrounds and their new roles with the school.
Sylvia K. Wood, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies,
makes the case for why two terminal degrees in nursing, the PhD and the DNP (Doctor
of Nursing Practice), distinctly different doctorates, are both essential to the advancement
of the discipline of nursing. Wood, who already has her DNP and is currently pursuing
her PhD, explains why she believes these degrees are mutually beneficial.