Lucille Ferrara

Lucille Ferrara

College of Health Professions
Graduate Nursing

Lucille Ferrara

Lienhard Hall
41 Park Row


Awards and Honors

  • New York Academy of Medicine, 2016, Fellow
  • National Academies of Practice, 2013, National Academies of Practice - Fellow
  • Lienhard School of Nursing, 2012, Dean's Award for Teaching
  • Lienhard School of Nursing, 2011, Dean's Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution
  • Montefiore Medical Center, 2011, Team Appreciation and Recognition award
  • Montefiore Medical Center, 2003, Directors Award – Clinical Excellence for Patient Care
  • 1995, Who’s Who in American Nursing
  • 1993, Who’s Who in American Nursing
  • 1992, Who’s Who in American Nursing
  • 1990, Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals
  • 1986, Who’s Who in American Nursing
  • 1985, Who’s Who in American Nursing

Licensures and Certificates

  • New York State Board of Licensure, Registered Professional Nurse
  • ANCC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
  • AACN, Critical Care RN
  • ACLS/BCLS, Provider/Instructor Trainer


EdD, University of Phoenix, 2008
Educational Leadership

MS, Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY, 1994
Family Primary Care

MBA, Iona College Hagan Graduate School of Business, New Rochelle, NY, 1986
Organizational Behavior

BS, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY, 1983

Diploma, Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, Bronx, NY, 1976

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Patient-centered care, Diabetes, Skill Acquisition, Nursing leadership, stress management

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Promoting Interprofessional Education and Improving Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Outcomes with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Ferrara, L. R. September 2019. Josiah Macy Foundation, Private, $35,000.00. Funded. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects an estimated 30.3 million people (approximately 9.4% of the U.S. population) across the lifespan (Centers for Disease Control, 2015). DM requires an extensive set of skills and knowledge in order for patients to successfully self-manage their disease. Frequent follow-up visits, blood work and lab testing, and often complex self-care and medication regimens are essential in order to assist patients in achieving glycemic, lipid, weight, and cardiovascular targets, which can be quite burdensome to patients. People living with diabetes, a disease of chronicity, simply do not have the opportunity take a break from managing their disease without suffering negative consequences and eventually burning out. Although not considered as serious as clinical depression, “Diabetes Burnout” is a condition which needs to be addressed. Many people with DM2 report experiencing various degrees of stress. Stress, either physiologic or psychologic, if unaddressed, can contribute to negative outcomes for the person with DM2. In an effort to address clinical depression and diabetes burnout, non-pharmacologic interventions are recommended to alleviate the overall stress experienced by people with DM2. Some types of stress reduction interventions include deep breathing, yoga, and meditation. Of particular interest and the basis of this study is employing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as a non-pharmacologic intervention for addressing stress among people with DM2.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

NUR 600: Grad Nursing/Ind Study
NUR 651: Adv Thry II: FNP Ambltry Setng
NUR 682: Clncl Pharmclgy/Adv Prac Nurse
NUR 695: Capstone: Nur Practitioner
NURS 640: Advanced Health Evaluation
NURS 650: Adv Thry & Prctc I: Fmly Nrs
NURS 660: Adv Thry & Prctc II
NURS 671: Family Nur Prctnr Practicum I
NURS 672: Family Nur Prctnr Practicum II
NURS 673: Family Nur Prtnr Practicum III
NURS 674: Family Nur Prctnr Practicum IV
NURS 675: Family Nur Prctnr Practicum V
NURS 676: Fmly Nrs Prctnr Prctcm VI
NURS 840: Teach/Learn in Adv Prac Nurs
NURS 900: Mentorship I: Evidence-Based
NURS 900: Mentorship IA:Doctoral Project
NURS 910: Mentorship II: Evdnc Bsd Prctc
NURS 910: Mentorship II:Doctoral Project

Publications and Presentations


Effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing for reducing physiological and psychological stress in adults: a quantitative systematic review
Hopper, S., Murray, S., Ferrara, L. R. & Singleton, J. K. (2019, August). The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): a Joanna Briggs Institute Center of Excellence A B. , pages 22.


Quantifying the Pain Experience: The pressure Ulcer Pain Study
Ferrara, L. R. Annual Research Day. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital .

Same as conference name
Feldman, H. R., Singleton, J., Ferrara, L. R. & Drury, L. Appreciative Inquiry Webinar for AACN Deans & Directors. LSN,

Unlearning Assessment
Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., Kaufman, S. & DeMarco, J. Pace Faculty Institute. Pace University,

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education
Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., DeMarco, J., Kaufman, S. & Cockell, J. Pace Management Forum. Pace University,

Appreciative inquiry: An innovative initiative for continuous improvement in nursing education
Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., Kaufman, S. & DeMarco, J. Second Annual Assessment Institute. Assessment Network of New York,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • National Academies Of Practice [Vice President of Professional Development; Distinguished Fellow]
  • New York Academy of Medicine [Fellow]
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties [member]
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners [member]
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society [member]
  • New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners [member]
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Omega Chapter [member]
  • New York State Nurses Association [member]
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses [member]

University Service

  • Board of Trustees - Administrative Affairs [Member]

Professional Service

Montefiore Medical Center - Sabbatical Review Committee [Member]