School of Professional Studies

Monica Sousa, Department of Nursing

Ms. Monica Sousa recently joined the WCSU Nursing Department faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor of Nursing.  She had previous experience as Adjunct Professor for the Nursing Department.   She received her BSN and a minor in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2004, and MSN from WCSU in January of 2010 in the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator track.  She passed her certification exam for Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist in May 2010.

Ms. Sousa has been a practicing registered nurse for 6 years in the areas of cardiology, interventional cardiology, medical-surgical, risk management, and patient advocacy.

Ms. Sousa is a co-founder and President of the WCSU Alumni Nursing Society, the first alumni chapter of the WCSU Alumni Association. She is an active member of the WCSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Ms. Sousa is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Ms. Sousa presented her Master’s Thesis “Relationship of Nurse to Patient Ratio, Length of Stay, and Nursing Burnout on Two Units” at the Fourth Annual WestConn Research Day, the Twenty-Third Annual Joseph Belsky Research Day at Danbury Hospital and Sigma Theta Tau Collaborative Research Day.