Faculty Biographical Sketches
Jeanette Lupinacci, Department of Nursing
Professor Lupinacci joined WestConn Nursing faculty first as an adjunct while completing her Master’s Degree, then as a visiting professor on a grant funded position in 2005 partnering between Danbury Hospital and WCSU, and lastly in 2007 as a fulltime Assistant Professor in Nursing. Prof. Lupinacci received her BSN from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Ct. She received her M.S. focusing on Medical Surgical Nursing-Clinical Nurse Specialist tract from Western Connecticut State University. Currently she is in the final stages for completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT.
Prof. Lupinacci has been a registered nurse practicing medical surgical nursing for 15 years. She started working on a rehabilitation unit at a local community hospital as a staff nurse. With her love for rehabilitation nursing, she became certified as a rehabilitation registered nurse and also became FIM certified.
Prof. Lupinacci is an active member/board member of Kappa Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She is a member of the Association for Rehabilitation Nurses, the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER), Danforth Associates of New England (DANE), and the National League for Nurses.
Research interests include: Characteristics of Mentoring Relationships for new faculty transitioning into academia. Prof. Lupinacci has co-presented research findings at the AAER meetings and local research conferences. She also co-authored an article about rewards of extern-preceptor relationships.