Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing

Ackerman Hall, 211, Troy
[email protected]


The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL)
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
Graduate Course, Spring 2011

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


Registered Professional Nurse
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Professional Experience:

The Sage Colleges
Full time Assistant Professor, Troy, NY, 8/15 – Present
Full time Instructor Nursing, Troy, NY, 8/14 – 7/15
Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor, Troy, NY, 2/14 – 8/14

Excelsior College
Adjunct Nursing Faculty Albany, NY, 1/31/14 – 2015
Faculty Program Director BS Nursing Program, Albany, NY, 11/ 7/11 – 1/31/14
Graduate Internship Excelsior College Summer/Fall 2011

Ellis Hospital
Registered Nurse, IV Team Schenectady, NY, 1985 – Present
Registered Nurse, PACU/DSU/PAT Schenectady, NY, 1985 – 2013
Registered Nurse, ICU, PACU, IV, NCCU, CCU, PCU, ER, DR and Maternity, 1979 – 1981
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Emergency Room, 1976 – 1979

Capital Region Career & Technical School
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Instructor and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Instructor Albany, NY, 2006 – 2011

USAF Air National Guard
Flight Nurse/Clinic Nurse/Reserve Scotia, NY, 1985 – 1993

Registered Nurse, Home IV Therapy, Albany, NY, 1985 – 1987

Community Health Plan
Registered Nurse, Community & Office, Latham, NY, 1983 – 1987

Veterans Administrative Hospital
Registered Nurse, Medical ICU Albany, NY, 1982 – 1983

Mercy General Hospital
Registered Nurse, ICU Sacramento, CA, 1981 – 1982

Courses Taught:

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

Professional Organizations:

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)

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.

Capella University
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

Ellis Hospital
30-year Service Award, 2015
25-year Service Award, 2010

USAF Air National Guard Scotia
Flight Nurse, 1985


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


Doctoral Dissertation
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)