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Focus on: Nurse Practitioner Faculty Clinical Practice!

The nurse practitioner faculty members from the Department of Nursing are actively engaged in providing advanced clinical care in the community, in addition to their teaching loads. Through their clinical practices, faculty members, provide service to the community, as well as maintain currency and relevance in their respective clinical specialties. When appropriate, nurse practitioner faculty members also provide clinical mentorship to our graduate students through on-site preceptorships at their clinical practice sites. Examples of practicing nurse practitioner faculty members include: Sharon Byrne, DrNP, RN, APN. Assistant Professor: Dr. Byrne is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition to teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs, Dr. Byrne practices as at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. As part of the Cancer Outreach Project, she works with underserved populations, providing cancer screening, early detection and referral services for breast, cervical, colon and prostate cancers. Connie Kartoz, PhD, RN, APN. Assistant Professor: Dr. Kartoz, a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Although she has extensive experience in primary care, Dr. Kartoz currently provides specialty care to patients suffering from all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia at the Rheumatology Center of Princeton. Her particular focus in this practice is helping patients to maximize their health. Claire Lindberg, PhD, RN, APNC. Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Lindberg is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and also as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In addition, she has additional training in the subspecialties of adolescent health and women’s health. Dr. Lindberg currently practices at the Women’s Health and Counseling Center in Somerville New Jersey where she provides general primary care and reproductive health care to indigent women and teens.

Recent Graduate Student Publications!

Two students who graduated from the MSN program in August 2013 had their capstone project articles accepted for publication by peer reviewed journals. We are looking forward to seeing their work when it comes out in print! Reduction of Very Low Birth Weight Neonatal Hypothermia on Admission by Kristin Fawcett, (MSN, 2013) was accepted for…

Focus on Graduates:

National Certification Pass Rates for MSN students:  100% of students who graduated in 2012 passed their national board examinations for Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Leader certifications on their first try! 

Focus on Students: TCNJ’s Masters in Nursing Program admits its first National Health Service Corps Nurse Corp Scholar

Julie Muller, BSN, RN was admitted to the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program in September 2013.  Julie is the recipient of a prestigious National Health Service Corps Nurse Corps Scholarship.  This federal scholarship program awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions training. In return, students commit to provide health care to communities in…

Focus on Academics: MSN to DNP:

An articulation agreement with Rutgers has just been finalized! This articulation agreement provides a streamlined pathway to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for TCNJ MSN graduates.  Rutgers offers two DNP program options including a Clinical Practice Focus and a Leadership Practice Focus.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Hello Everyone, Attached you will find a picture of the attendees of the Teddy Bear Clinic on March 16, 2012 at the Cherry Tree Club in Princeton Junction. At the clinic the girls and I educated Pre-K children on the importance of proper wound care and hand hygiene. We also explained what a nurse does…

New President and lst Vice President of the New Jersey State Student Nurses Association.

Congratulations to nursing students Susan Moraca who was elected President and Alison Lazzaro who was elected lst Vice President of the New Jersey State Student Nurses Association.  Also, congratulations to the nursing faculty for their guidance and support of our students!  The nominations were made at the 60th Annual Nursing Convention at Bally’s in Atlantic…

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