McLeod-Sordjan, Renee

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director of FNP & AACNP Programs
Lienhard School of Nursing
Pace University
163 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038 
Phone: (212) 609-5009

Education: Dr. Renee McLeod-Sordjan received her doctorate, BSN and MSN from Pace University.

Areas of Expertise: Critical care, Women’s Health, Ethics, End of Life

Current Area of Research: Moral Reasoning, Advanced Care Planning Communication, Health Literacy, Education simulation practices

Professional Experience: Professor McLeod-Sordjan is a Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Medicine at North Shore LIJ at Franklin and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in private practice.  She is currently a Medical Ethics Attending  for the Department of Medicine in the North Shore- LIJ Health System. Professor McLeod-Sordjan has been adjunct professor for the graduate department of New York University. Presently she is clinical assistant professor in the Lienhard School of Nursing Graduate Department.

Awards and Honors:

Johnson & Johnson AACN Minority Faculty Scholar, Scholarship, July 2012

American Association College of Nursing, Novice Faculty Clinical Teaching Award, June 2012

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Scholastic Merit, January 2011

Bronx Health Community Network Service Award, Clinician of the Year,  May 2009

Alpha Chi Honor Society, Pace University, Scholastic Merit, June 1986

List of Recent Publications:

McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2014). Transitioning to the DNP. Cultural conflict of the clinical doctorate in America. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 4(1), 17-28. doi:10.9730/

McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2013).  Human Becoming: Death Acceptance: Facilitated Communication with Low English Proficient Patients at End of Life. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. Pending Publication. Accepted May 2013.

Singleton, J. & McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2013). Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice from a public health perspective. In  M. Truglio-Londrigan & S. Lewenson (Eds.). Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care ( pp. 131-149). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett.

McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2013). Death Preparedness: A Concept Analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing

McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2013). Evaluating Moral Reasoning in Nursing Education.  Nursing Ethics.

McLeod-Sordjan, R., Krajewski, B., Jean-Baptiste, P., Barone, J., Worral, P. (2011). Effectiveness of patient-caregiver dyad discharge interventions on hospital readmissions of elderly patients with community acquired pneumonia: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews; 9(14): 437-463.

McLeod-Sordjan, R. (2011). Assessing functional health literacy among Hispanic elders with chronic disease. Journal for Nurse Practitioners; 7(10): 839-846.


McLeod-Sordjan, R. Podium, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, “Cultural Dissonance, PhD and DNP”, Miami, Fla, July 2014.

McLeod-Sordjan, R. Poster, End of Life Nursing Education Conference (ELNEC), “Human Becoming: Death Acceptance: Facilitated Communication with Low English Proficient Patients at End of Life”, Rutgers University, New Jersey, June 7, 2013.

McLeod-Sordjan, R. and Thomas, S. Podium Presentation. Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Meeting, “Role Development for the Doctor of Nursing Practice”, Nurse Practitioner Association, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 23, 2012. 

McLeod- Sordjan, R. Poster.  National  Conference for Nurse Practitioner. “Health Literacy: Assessing the Hispanic Elder.”  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Orlando, Fla, May 16, 2012.

McLeod-Sordjan,R.  Poster. Doctor of Nursing Practice Conference. “Health Literacy: Assessing the Hispanic Elder.”  Doctor of Nursing Practice, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri,  September 2012.

Ferrara, L.; Cooney, M and McLeod-Sordjan, R. Podium Presentation, Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Meeting, “ Experiential Learning: Leaving the Classroom Behind”. Nurse Practitioner Association, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 29, 2011. 

Singleton, J. K. and McLeod-Sordjan, R. Podium Presentation.  NONPF. “Enhancing Education & Eliminating Health Barriers: Embracing Diversity in a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program”, NONPF, Washington, DC, April 17, 2010.