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Nursing Department

Faculty

Dr. Ellen Abate, RN, Ph.D
Associate Professor
B.S., Mount Saint Mary College
M.S., New York University
Ed.D., Teachers College of Columbia University
Main Office: (203) 837-3232
abatee@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003E
Dr. Carol Avery, Ed.D, RNBC, Board Cert. in Perinatal Nursing
Professor
B.S.N.., University of Bridgeport
M.S.N., City University of New York
Ed.D., Teachers College of Columbia University
Main Office: (203) 837-8559
averyc@wcsu.edu
White Hall 107C
Christine Berte, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor
B.A., CUNY Lehman College
M.S.N., Fairfield University
Ed.D., Wayne State University
Office #: (203) 837-3225
bertec@wcsu.edu
White Hall 108
Dr. Daryle Brown, Ed.D, RN
Professor
B.S.N., Kent State University 
M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College of Columbia University
Office #: (203) 837-8640
brownDL@wcsu.edu
White Hall 133B
Dr. Mary Ellen Doherty, Ph.D, RN, CNM
Professor
B.S. Mount Saint Mary College
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island 
Office #: (203) 837-3927
dohertym@wcsu.edu
White Hall 211
Linda Dalessio MSN, CCRN, APRN, BC
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Excelsior College
M.S.N., Quinnipiac University
Post Masters in Acute Care, Saint Louis University
Office # (203)-837-8919
dalessiol@wcsu.edu
White Hall 004
Kimberly D’Esposito, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M.S., Quinnipiac University
Office #: (203) 837-8866
despositok@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003F
E. Patricia Geraci, Ph.D (candidate), ANP-BC
Professor
B.S., PACE University,
M.A., University of Connecticut
Ed.D. (candidate), University of Connecticut
Office #: (203) 837-8558
geracip@wcsu.edu
White Hall 103
Dr. Laurel Halloran, Ph.D, APRN
Professor
B.S.N., Georgetown University
M.S.N.., Hunter College of City University of New York
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Office #: (203) 837-8566
halloranl@wcsu.edu
White Hall 203
Dr. Jeanette Lupinacci, Ed.D, MS, BSN, CRRN
Associate Professor
B.S.N, Quinnipiac University
M.S., Western Connecticut State University
Ed.D., University of Hartford
Office #: (203) 837-8570
lupinaccij@wcsu.edu
White Hall 107B
Dr. Mary H. Nielson, DNP, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor
B.A., University Of Hartford
B.S., Western Connecticut State University
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University Post
M.S., Western Connecticut State University
D.N.P., Sacred Heart University
Office #: 203-837-8888
nielsonm@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003D
Jennifer Ort, MS, RNC MN-N
Assistant Professor
B.S., Dominican College
M.S., Mercy College
Office #: (203) 837-3295
ortj@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003D
Bozena Padykula, PMHNP-BC,APRN,MSN,RN,AHN-BC CACREP Unit Leader,
Assistant Professor
A.D.N., Capital Community College of Hartford
B.S., Charter Oak State College
M.S.N., University of Hartford
P.M.C., St. Joseph College
Office #: (203) 837-3905
padykulab@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003E
Dr. Joan Palladino, Ed.D, RN, CCRN
Associate Professor
B.S.N., Joseph College
M.S.N., Ed.D., University of Hartford
Office #: (203) 837-8651
palladinoj@wcsu.edu
White Hall 107A
Dr. Barbara Piscopo, Ed.D, RN
Professor
Ed.D., Teachers College of Columbia University
Office #: (203) 837-8557
piscopob@wcsu.edu
White Hall 107D
Dr. Catherine Napoli Rice, Ed.D, RN, BSN, MA
Professor
A.A.S., Rockland Community College
B.S.N., Hunter College
M.S., New York University
Ed.D., University of Bridgeport 
Office #: (203) 837-8639
ricec@wcsu.edu
White Hall 210
Mary Ann Riley, MA, M.Ed, CRNI
Professor
B.S.N., SUNY- Plattsburgh
M.A., M.Ed., Teachers College of Columbia University
Office #: (203) 837-8571
rileym@wcsu.edu
White Hall 107E
Monica Sousa, ACNS-BC, MSN, APRN
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Western Connecticut State University
M.S.N., Western Connecticut State University
Office #: (203) 837-3934
sousam@wcsu.edu
White Hall 233
Kathleen Thelian, PMH-NP-BC, PMH-CHS-BC,PH/CMN-CNS-BC
Assistant Professor

Office #: (203) 837-8835
theliank@wcsu.edu
White Hall 003F
Terri-Ann Tilquist
Secretary II, Department of Nursing
Office #:(203) 837-8556
Fax #: (203) 837-8550
tilquistt@wcsu.edu
White Hall, Room 107
Linda Warren Ed.D RN MSN CCRN
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Southern Connecticut State University
M.S.N., University of Hartford
Ed.D, University of Hartford
Office # 203 837-3907
warrenl@wcsu.edu
White Hall 139
Dr. Elizabeth Werner-Young, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Western Connecticut State University
M.S.N., Western Connecticut State University
D.N.P., Oakland University
Office #: (203) 837-8634
younge@wcsu.edu
White Hall 004

 



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