First Friday – Seminars in Nursing Scholarship and Research

"First Friday" is a monthly brown-bag research seminar and webinar for faculty and students, featuring guest speakers on timely topics of interest. This session features one of our own Molloy College graduates who has become a nationally recognized nurse researcher in the area of symptom management.

First Friday - December 4, 2020

Collaboration Coast to Coast: Healthcare Transition Planning for Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Needs

Presented by Jennifer E. Mannino, PhD, RN, Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jennifer A. Disabato, DNP

Molloy College faculty, Dr. Mannino, has been a collaborator with the team of Dr. Betz and Dr. Disabato on a national study that focuses on how transition planning for adolescents and young adults faces numerous challenges for healthcare professionals. When children with special needs "age-out" of pediatric services, their child-centered and emerging adult special needs are often "lost in transition." As 90% of them enter adulthood, health care transition planning (HCTP) has emerged as a nursing practice priority. Both the pediatric and adult systems are compelled to create models of service linkages to effect uninterrupted and coordinated transfer of care for this vulnerable population. 

This presentation focuses on the long-distance collaborative process undertaking a national study of significant importance for all providers including findings from their studies and how they have worked together.

First Friday - October 16, 2020

Informal Milk Sharing for the Hospitalized at-Risk Infant in the Ultra-Orthodox-Haredi Jewish Community in the United States

Presented by Toby Bressler, PhD, RN, OCN and Laura Dambra- Candelaria PhD, RN, MS, FNP

This session features the Dr. Toby Bressler from Mount Sinai Health System and Dr. Laura Candelaria from Molloy College.

Over the past years, these collaborators have been working together with Dr. Diane Spatz from the University of Pennsylvania on several studies related to human milk donation research. This presentation focused on their study in the Orthodox-Haredi Jewish community and offer recommendations for nurses working with these new mothers.

First Friday - September 11, 2020

Researching the Impact of Finance Options and Student Loan Debt on Advanced Nursing Education

Presented by Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN Executive Director NNSNA and Veronica D. Feeg, PHD, RN, FAAN Director for Nursing Research and Evaluation at Molloy College

In this session Dr, Mincino discusses  the results of research conducted by the National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) and Molloy College on the impact of financing and student loan debt on the decisions of new nurses to pursue advanced education. Streamed live on Sept. 11, 2020

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