Julie Conboy-Russo has been Named a 2018-2020 Jonas Nurse Scholar

The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing is proud to announce that Julie Conboy-Russo has been named a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar by Jonas Philanthropies. Julie Conboy Russo is a Ph.D. student in her second year at Molloy College, coming from the Molloy College (B.S. and M.S. '92) and following many years in active clinical practice. She became the Director of Nursing Education and realized her passion in gerontology, working with the older adult and long-term care. She has had numerous roles in risk management, infection control, Quality Assurance Coordinator, culminating in the Assistant Director of Nursing position. In her current position as the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Coordinator, she has begun to focus on the concept of "self-transcendence" and specifically examining the transition experiences of older adults to long-term care, particularly related to vision loss, a common comorbidity that includes cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and blindness. Julie's doctoral research will focus on the transition of older adults and related safety and quality of life that are particularly impacted by impaired vision. She has presented a concept analysis at a local research conference on "transcendence" and her research plans for her doctoral work will likely focus on the impact of visual loss on the elderly patients as they transition in and out of long-term care and other health related environments.

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