Catherine Finlayson

Catherine Finlayson

Associate Professor
College of Health Professions
PhD Nursing

Catherine Finlayson



Faculty Bio

Catherine S. Finlayson, PhD, RN, OCN joined the faculty of Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the department of PhD in Nursing, as a tenure-track Associate Professor in 2021. She earned her PhD from New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing in 2018. Dr. Finlayson received the Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing from the American Cancer Society to support her dissertation research, which subsequently won the outstanding dissertation award that year. She was the recipient of the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society Trish Greene Memorial Lectureship. She was a Clinical Nurse IV at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for 15 years. She is the current chair of the ANA-NY PAC. Dr. Finlayson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University. A Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School for Social Research and a BSN from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Licensures and Certificates

  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • New York State, RN #581051


PhD, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, 2018

BS, College of Nursing, SUNY Down State Medical Center, 2006

MS, Milano School of Urban Policy, The New School for Social Research, 2003
Urban Policy Analysis and Management

BA, College of Arts and Science, New York University, 2000
Political Science

Courses Taught

Past Courses

NURS 801: Underpinnings of Advanced Nurs
NURS 803: Adv Nurs in Primary Health Cre
NURS 830: Hlth Cr Plcy: Strtgc Actn
NURS 913: Philosophy of Science
NURS 920: Measurement in Nursing Rsrch
NURS 923: Develpmnt of Nursing Knowledge
NURS 925: Research Practicum
NURS 932: Quantitative Reaserch Mthds 3

Publications and Presentations


Training Future Nurse Scientists to Become Peer Reviewers
Finlayson, C. S., Banfield, A., Greco, H. & Hickey, P.

Barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for doctor of nursing practice engagement in translation research.
Iwama, K., Travis, A., Nowlin, S., Souffrant, K., Finlayson, C. S., Gorbenko, K. & Cohen, B. Nursing Outlook.

Awareness of disease status among patients with cancer: an integrative review.
Finlayson, C. S., Rosa, W., Mathew, S., Applebaum, A., Squires, A. & Fu, M. Cancer Nursing.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Omega Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau [Secretary]
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • American Nursing Association - New York [Chair Bylaws Committee]
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Oncology Nursing Society [New York City Chapter President]