Ackerman 211 Troy Campus
The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) &CAE Simulation Fellowship June 12, 2017-February 2018.
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Specialization in Nursing Education Date of Completion July 2014 GPA 4.0 Graduation with Distinction
Dissertation Title: “Mentorship, Preceptors, and Debriefing: Quintessential Support for New Nursing Graduates in Transition”
State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, New York
BS/MS Nursing Education, Date of completion December 17, 2011 Magna Cum Laude; Outstanding Nursing Education Graduate Student Award
State University of New York Oswego, Oswego, New York
Vocational Teacher Certification, 2008
Flight Nurse in the USAF Air National Guard Scotia, NY
Maria College, Albany, New York
Associate Degree in Applied Science/Nursing, 1979
Capital District BOCES, Albany, New York
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), 1976
- NSG 324 Interventions III Clinical
- NSG 325 Community and Family Health I Class
- NSG 323 Interventions II Class
- NSG 207 Health Assessment Lab/Recitation
- NSG 212 Interventions I Class/Lab/ Clinical/Recitation
- NSG 421 Capstone Clinical faculty
- DNS Dissertation Committee First Reader
Van Patten, R. R. (2014). “Mentorship, preceptors, and debriefing: Quintessential support for new nursing graduates in transition.” Available from ProQuest LLC Dissertations database. (UMI No. 3631520)
Bassett Medical Center Nursing Research Evening. (2016, May 12). Poster Presentation on research related to: The Relationship Between NCLEX First Time Pass Rates, Academic Performance and Standardized Test Scores. Cooperstown, NY.
Saratoga NYNLN. (2016, March 11). Poster Presentation on research related to: The Relationship Between NCLEX First Time Pass Rates, Academic Performance and Standardized Test Scores. Saratoga, NY.
Ellis Medicine’s Fourth Annual Day of Inquiry (2014, October 27 & 29). Dissertation Poster Presentation at Ellis Medicine’s Fourth Annual Day of Inquiry, Schenectady, NY.
Versant Holdings, LLC. (2014, October 10). Dissertation Presentation to Versant Holdings, LLC, St. Petersburg, FL online webinar.
Excelsior College BS Faculty Webinars, 2012, 2013
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church SUNYIT Brazil Outreach, November 2010
Rotterdam Rotary Club SUNYIT Brazil Outreach, September 2010
Registered Professional Nurse
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS),
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Honors and Awards
The International Nurses Association 2015 Worldwide Leader in Healthcare – Top Registered Nurse and Assistant Professor of Nursing in New York 1/16.
Graduation with Distinction (GPA 4.0) from Capella University PhD Program 7/14
State University of New York Institute of Technology
Awarded the State University of New York Institute of New York – Outstanding Nursing Education Graduate Student Award, 5/4/12
Selected for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Iota Delta Chapter (218) Member # 0961183, 12/4/11
Awarded SUNY Institute of Technology Presidents List, 2010
Selected for SUNY Institute of Technology Brazil Outreach, 2010
30-year Service Award, 2015
25-year Service Award, 2010
USAF Air National Guard Scotia
Flight Nurse, 1985
Caring Science Consortium: New York Regional
The Sage Colleges Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Northeastern Simulation Group
The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL)
International Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Pi (Succession Committee), Tau Kappa, and Iota Delta chapters
International Association of Human Caring
Capital District Nursing Research Alliance, Inc.
National League for Nursing (NLN)
American Holistic Nurses Association
Association for Nursing Professional Development
New York State Nurses Association.
Peer Reviewer Nursing Education Perspectives (Research Journal for NLN)
Camping, being with family, baking, knitting, dance, pickleball, and Broadway shows.