Naomi’s career began in 2001 as an Associates-prepared RN on the adult hematology/oncology unit at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. Over her 6 years at HUMC, she fostered relationships with uniquely skilled and caring nurse colleagues, nurse practitioners, and nurse managers that left an indelible influence on her to constantly improve her own skills and to advance her education. She completed her BSN, in 2007, from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Ramapo College of New Jersey joint program. She earned her MSN as an Adult Health and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Yale School of Nursing. Her career as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner began in 2011 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she currently practices full-time. In the fall of 2013, she began teaching as an Adjunct Instructor for the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. As an adjunct, she was given the opportunity to develop the curriculum for the school’s first independent course in Gerontological Nursing for the BSN program. Her experience in curriculum develop ignited a passion in her for nursing education that has lead her on her current path to doctoral preparation in Nursing Education. She will be starting the Ed.D program at Teachers College Columbia University in the fall of 2016. Her research interest is in baccalaureate curriculum design for nurses interested in medical specialties. Naomi was the recipient of Yale’s Elizabeth M. Robb Merit Scholarship (2009-2011) and was an International Scholar Laureate Delegate in Nursing to South Africa (2008).
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Education/Inter-professional education
Dissertation: Curriculum Development for Specialty Preparation at the Baccalaureate Level