Assistant Professor, Nursing

Ackerman Hall 335, Troy
518-244-4572
buonok@sage.edu

Education

D.N.S., Sage Graduate Schools

Post Master’s Certificate, Nursing Education

M.S., Family Nurse Practitioner, Sage Graduate School

B.S., Nursing, State University of New York at New Paltz

Diploma in Nursing, Albany Medical Center School of Nursing

Licensure, Certifications & Continuing Education

Registered Professional Nurse – License 378898. Expires 11/30/15

Nurse Practitioner in Family Health – Certification F331880-1.  Expires 11/30/14

CPR Certification

CPR Instructor

Computer courses-NCR 550-60 & NCR 502- 60

Professional Associations

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing – 1996- present

Delta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau: Undergraduate Counselor – 2006-2008; Board Member – 1999-2001, 2006-2008; Vice President – 1999-2001; Chairperson Program Committee – 1999-2001

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) – 2002-present.

National League for Nursing- 2011- present

Selected Presentations

School Nurses and Childhood Obesity: An investigation of perceptions and practices- 4/11/2013 and 5/4/2013- The Sage Colleges

Girl Scout Health Living Symposium- 3/13/2012- Russell Sage College.

ERI-NCLEX review- pediatric content- 5/24/07- Russell Sage College/Mount St. Mary’s/Finger Lakes Community College- Russell Sage College

ERI- NCLEX review- pediatric content- 12/19/06-Russell Sage College

Selected Research

School Nurses and Childhood Obesity: An investigation of perceptions and practices – Dissertation defended

NCLEX pass- Data base for students taking NCLEX for RN licensure- Maintained data since 1/1/2008 – current.

Fetal Fibronectin – Data base for validation of fetal fibronectin and preterm delivery.  Established 2001, still being utilized.

Survey of Clinical Laboratory in Baccalaureate Nursing Education.  Unpublished Master’s Project, 1997, Sage Graduate School

Community Service

  • Girl Scout- Troop Leader of Troop 1406- 2002-2012.
  • Mentored/Facilitated 3 girls to earn their Gold awards (Girl Scouts highest award)- Awarded May 2012
  • Girl Scout- Neighborhood Secretary- 2002-2005.
  • Girl Scout- Neighborhood Troop Organizer- 2003-2005.
  • Girl Scout- Trainer- 2004- 2008.
  • Boy Scout – Merit Badge Counselor- 2005-current.