Adelphi University School of Nursing administration, faculty, and continuing education staff met recently with Nursing Spectrum for a roundtable discussion on the schools current nursing programs and those in the works for 2010.
Dean and professor Patrick R. Coonan, RN, EdD, CNAA; Jane White, RN, PhD, associate dean, research and graduate programs; Patricia Donohue-Porter, RN, PhD, associate professor and director of the PhD program; Kenya Beard, RN, EdD, assistant professor; Deborah Murphy, RN, clinical assistant professor, coordinator of clinical and community affairs; Patricia Garofalo, RN, MS, director of Manhattan nursing/off-site programs; K.C. Rondello, MD, MPH, assistant professor, emergency management and health services administration; Teresa L. Mascitti, NP, clinical professor; and Karen S. Pappas, RN, director of professional development and lifelong learning, each gave an account of the programs in which they work.Adelphi University School of Nursing staff met with Nursing Spectrum for a roundtable discussion of its programs.
Adelphis NYC campus offers the only evening BS program in Manhattan, combining Monday through Friday classes with clinicals on weekends, to accommodate working students. Since opening in 2005, the campus has seen exponential growth and now offers more than 200 classes. Adelphi is one of a few schools in the metropolitan area that offers a nurse refresher course for returning nurses. The six-week intensive course is held at the universitys Garden City campus.
Of the many accomplishments the school of nursing has achieved, Coonan says he is most proud of the pass rate for the qualifying boards. Last May, our pass rate was two points above the state average, he says.