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"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Dean Harriet Feldman's piece "Keeping Pace: Health care drives New York's economy"

04/15/2019

"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Dean Harriet Feldman's piece "Keeping Pace: Health care drives New York's economy"

Health care jobs continue to drive the New York economy. According to state officials, private-sector jobs at hospitals and throughout health care exceeded 1.2 million last year, spiking more than 18 percent over the past decade. In the Hudson Valley, including Westchester and Rockland counties, about 130,000 jobs were in health care, or 17 percent of all private-sector employment in 2017.

Most Pace University College of Health Professions students in Pleasantville are from the Hudson Valley and work in New York state after they graduate. They take jobs and earn more than $75,000 a year, many over $90,000. Attrition in our health professions programs is low and graduates who take licensure and certification exams pass at rates of 95 percent to 100 percent, depending on the program. They leave with the skills and knowledge to provide primary, acute and chronic care management, and pursue leadership in practice, education, research and health policy. In Pleasantville, they are nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists/dieticians, and in the near future, occupational therapists. In New York City, they are also speech/language pathology majors.

Change is a constant in our increasingly diverse and aging population. These realities confront us as we educate future and current health professionals. The next generation of health providers must be smart, flexible, confident and culturally competent. They need the tools to provide care that is both evidence-based and sensitive to resource availability. Today’s health providers must be prepared to lead, both at the bedside and at the top of the organizational ladder to ensure quality outcomes.

Health professions programs collaborate with health care facilities. We partner on many levels, not solely through our clinical placements, which we depend heavily on to mentor our students in the skills they need to be successful, but also as caregivers, researchers and proponents of higher education.

Three of our clinical partners have co-developed individual elective courses with our nursing program to help meet the workforce needs of their institutions, one in oncology, a second in neonatal intensive care and a third in perioperative care.  In exchange, we have provided a variety of supports to these institutions, including an opportunity to use our Center of Excellence in Healthcare Simulation to train their staff in a variety of essential procedures. In another Instance, we are providing the services of one of our senior faculty to support their nurse residency program.

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"The New York Academy of Medicine" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "Insider: Talking Health This Winter"

01/30/2019

"The New York Academy of Medicine" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "Insider: Talking Health This Winter"

Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Pace University College of Health Professions, was honored by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at its 6th Annual Meeting and Conference. The Award recognizes a nurse who has been an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses in any domain of nursing – education, research, practice improvement, clinical practice, and/or health policy.

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Nursing Association Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

11/28/2018

Nursing Association Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

NYONEL member and Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN was honored by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at its 6th Annual Meeting and Conference. 

The Award recognizes a nurse who has been an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses in any domain of nursing – education, research, practice improvement, clinical practice, and/or health policy. The recipient of this award will have provided professional guidance and support to the mentees over a protracted time period during the evolution of their careers in an effort to help the mentees reach their professional, mutually agreed upon goals.  In accepting the award, Dean Feldman commented:

“Nothing is more important, perhaps, than preparing future leaders to set the course for health care and higher education. I take this responsibility very seriously. It is an honor that I strive every day to live up to.”

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"NYONEL Newsletter" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "NYONEL to Host ANA Review Course for ANCC Nurse Executive Certification"

11/28/2018

"NYONEL Newsletter" featured Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN in "NYONEL to Host ANA Review Course for ANCC Nurse Executive Certification"

November 27, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 11

ANA-NY Grants Mentorship Award to Dr. Harriet Feldman

NYONEL member and Pace University’s College of Health Professions’ Dean Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN was honored by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at its 6th Annual Meeting and Conference.

The Award recognizes a nurse who has been an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses in any domain of nursing – education, research, practice improvement, clinical practice, and/or health policy. The recipient of this award will have provided professional guidance and support to the mentees over a protracted time period during the evolution of their careers in an effort to help the mentees reach their professional, mutually agreed upon goals.  In accepting the award, Dean Feldman commented: “Nothing is more important, perhaps, than preparing future leaders to set the course for health care and higher education. I take this responsibility very seriously. It is an honor that I strive every day to live up to.”

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"The Examiner" featured Pace University's University Health Care in "Pace Celebrates 40 Years of Health Care With Opening of New Center"

04/19/2018

"The Examiner" featured Pace University's University Health Care in "Pace Celebrates 40 Years of Health Care With Opening of New Center"

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its University Health Care (UHC), Pace University last Thursday opened a new and enlarged facility on its Pleasantville campus.

The first nurse-managed academic health care service on a university campus in the United States, UHC opened its doors at Pace in 1977. A novel concept at the time, the use of nurse practitioners is now common in primary care. UHC offers a wide range of primary health care services and its leading edge care continues to be a model nationally and internally.

The center, which moved from the Goldstein Fitness Center to the Paton House, is about 2,000 square feet with four patient exam rooms, a procedure room, larger reception area and a lab. More than 1,700 patients, including students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families are treated there each year.

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Dean Harriet Feldman, College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing, featured in "Diverse Issues in Higher Education" on "Meeting Nursing Demands Through Diversity"

02/26/2018

Dean Harriet Feldman, College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing Dean featured in "Diverse Issues in Higher Education" on "Meeting Nursing Demands Through Diversity"

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: "Meeting Nursing Demand Through Diversity"

by Lois Elfman

From "Diverse Issues:"

...At the College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, two home grown faculty members have already taken their spots. They are teaching undergraduate students and are working on developing their research. Pace’s “grow our own” specifically targets minority students.

“We recently started a Ph.D. program and we have about 10 students in that program,” says Dr. Harriet Feldman, a professor and dean of Pace’s nursing school. “Two of them are [currently] clinical faculty (teaching clinical practice and working with students in the field). Assuming everything goes well, they will reach their Ph.D.s in a few years and be able to enter tenure-track roles, whether here or somewhere else.”

Ross says that, when she was an undergraduate nursing student at Coppin State University, the professors created a love for the profession and a desire to continue the school’s legacy.

“When professors create that desire in the students to give back to the university and to their community, that’s when those students want to come back and teach,” says Ross, who also strongly voices the opinion that, if faculty positions paid salaries commensurate with clinical work, more people in the nursing workforce would pursue teaching.

To help build motivation among Pace students, education courses are in the graduate curriculum. At present, approximately half the students in the school of nursing are underrepresented minorities.

“We’re planting seeds,” says Feldman, who is also launching a distinguished lecture series to provide exposure for the nursing program to diverse individuals. “We’ve also built an environment where people want to teach. We have terrific outcomes in terms of our students finding employment and passing licensure and certification exams.”

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