Announcements Spring 2013

  • Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed Dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.  Gerrie Colombraro, PhD, RN, has returned to her position as Associate Dean for Administration.  Dean Feldman was appointed Interim Provost of Pace University in 2010; after leading the university in this role for two years, she took a brief sabbatical, and has now returned to assume the position of Dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.  She says, “I was privileged to serve the University as Interim Provost and am delighted to be back to assume this new challenge in the College of Health Professions. I look forward to leading the College as we pursue an exciting future with new programs to help educate the next generation of health care workers.”  Gerrie Colombraro is also happy to be back in her former role; she says, “It was an honor to serve as Interim Dean of the College and the nursing program, but I am very happy to be back ‘home’ in my role as Associate Dean.”

  • Lienhard School of Nursing is hiring because of recent growth in all of our programs. We are seeking tenure track faculty, an Associate Dean for Research, and adjunct faculty who specialize in simulation. Please spread the word within your networks - word of mouth is our most effective method of finding ideal candidates. 
  • The College of Health Professions is holding our in augural talent show for students, faculty, staff, and alumni on March 5, 2013 in NYC!  More information can be found here.
  • Attention Nursing Alumni/ae - Nursing alumni/ae can now apply for the Alexander Gralnick Research Award  - for psychiatric and mental health nursing research and psychosocial research – (up to $5,000).  Applications are due March 1, 2013
  • Nursing alumni/ae can also apply now for the 2013 Dean’s Alumni/ae Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution.  Click here for the application.
  • Lienhard School of Nursing now has a Facebook page: Lienhard School of Nursing launched its Facebook page in October 2012. This page is for alumni/ae of Lienhard as well as current students, faculty, staff, supporters, and friends of Lienhard.  We feature content on a regular basis - there’s usually a new post every day.  We have so much going on at Lienhard and so many faculty members, students, and alumni/ae who are accomplishing so much that we wanted to be sure to feature it all.  Please visit the page and click like so you can stay up-to-date on all that’s going on.  Check out the old posts to see what you might have missed.  And post your own news or requests to get back in touch with colleagues from your time at Pace if you’d like.  Your feedback is important to us, so if you have comments about the page, you can send them to
  • Kathleen Roche MPA, RPA-C, FNP, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Physician Assistant Program, was recently recognized by PAEA (the Physician Assistant Education Association) for her excellence and mentorship.  In early November, at the PAEA annual conference in Seattle, a group of PA leaders including CHP’s own Kathleen Roche won awards for mentoring young faculty throughout the country. 

  • Twelve exceptional FNP students are awardees of the 2013 HRSA ANEE stipend ($22,000 each). These students will accelerate the last 18 credits of their MS-FNP from Jan-Dec 2013. Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, is the PI on this 5-year HRSA grant.  The ANEE support is intended to increase the number of primary care nurse practitioners and nurse midwives by increasing full time enrollment, and/or enabling part time students to convert to full time status, thereby accelerating graduation. The purpose of this project is to accelerate graduation of family nurse practitioner (FNP) students by providing support for part time students to convert to full time. The students are: Chandra Aponte, Christian Cansino, Maria Beltran, Nicholas Moscatelli, Sonia Gak, David Zybert, Christine Davies, Koudedja Dembele, Fatou Jaiteh, Shanikqua Crawford, Jessica Chung, and Joy Pape.
  • Our fourth quarter pass rate for 2012 for first time test takers of the NCLEX-RN is 100%! Our overall pass rate is 95 for the year.  Lienhard graduates continue to exceed state and national averages on the NCLEX.
  • Professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, has been elected as the Co-Chair of the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice, the only interdisciplinary group of health care practitioners dedicated to addressing the problems of health care. The active membership of each Academy is limited to 150.  Professor Singleton is a NAP fellow, as is Professor Lillie Shortridge-Baggett, EdD, RN, FAAN, and Lienhard adjunct professor Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP.