Anne Tumbarello

  • Associate Professor
  • Division: Nursing

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

I am returning to Molloy College after living in California for the past twelve years. I look forward to once again teaching in the Division of Nursing and working with students in the classroom and clinical areas.

Academic Interests

  • Student Success Strategies
  • Nursing Education
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Body-Mind Interventions
  • Mental Health Nursing

What I am working on

I am writing an article on my dissertation topic, NCLEX-RN preparation and test-taking strategies. I am also planning the next phase of my research on this topic.

Educational Philosophy

I believe that the teaching-learning process is best served when there is a sense of community in the course-each member is accountable for his/her learning and contributes to the learning process of others. The faculty member serves as a facilitator of knowledge and provides a course environment of integrity, respect, accountability, creativity, and reflective judgment.

Educational Background

  • Ed.D, Higher Education Leadership, California Lutheran University
  • Post-masters Certificate, Holistic Nursing, College of New Rochelle
  • M.S. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Stony Brook University
  • B.S. Nursing, Plattsburgh State University

Additional Information


  • Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Registered Nurse, New York
  • Nurse Practitioner, New York
  • Registered Nurse, California
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, California

Favorite Books:

  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
  • To Know As We Are Known by Parker Palmer
  • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
Student Approaches to the NCLEX-RN: A Critical Incident Technique (2011) Proquest-CSA, LLC