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Sharon Puchalski | Assistant Professor

“Students should be motivated and ready to learn from faculty and expert clinicians with decades of experience. They are dedicated to nursing excellence and ready to partner with you on your RN to BSN journey.”


Degrees Held:

  • DNP – William Paterson University, 2013
  • BSN – MSN Bridge, Seton Hall University, 1999
  • AAS – County College of Morris, 1993
  • BBA – Pace University, 1989

Career Highlights:

Publications:

  • Puchalski, S. (2019). Preventing Heart Disease in Women through Physical Activity, Can we do better? International Journal of Nursing and Healthcare Research.
  • Puchalski, S. (2019). Contributed the foreword to Chapter 7 "The DNP Prepared Nurse as Educator" in Menonna-Quinn, D., and Tortorella-Genova, T. (2019). Fast Facts for DNP Role Development, A Career Navigation Guide.
  • Puchalski, S. (2018). Effect of an Education Intervention on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pregnant Women toward Influenza Immunization. SF Nurs Health J 2:2.
  • Puchalski, S. (2017). Physical activity: Utilizing guidelines to promote health among pregnant women. The Journal of Pregnancy and Reproduction. DOI: 10.15761/JPR.1000107
  • Puchalski S., Tortorella T. (2016). Strategies to Improve Identification of Postpartum Depression, Follow up and Continuity of Care among Women. Journal of Women's Health. Issues Care 5:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000239
  • Puchalski S., Hollema C., Marshall B. (2015). Current Attitudes and Practices among Pregnant Women toward Influenza Immunization. Journal Pregnancy Child Health 2: 184. Doi:10.4172/2376-127X. 10000184

    Academic appointments:

    William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey
    Assistant Professor in Nursing, Tenure (9/20) 2014-present

    Bergen Community College Paramus, New Jersey
    Assistant Professor in Nursing, Tenured 2007-2014

    County College of Morris Randolph, New Jersey
    Adjunct Professor in Nursing 2005-2008
    Clinical instructor, Maternal-Child

    Clinical experience:

    Women’s Care Source Morristown, New Jersey
    APN-C, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified 2001-present
    Perform direct patient care including comprehensive gynecologic, preconception, prenatal, and post-partum services across the lifespan for women.

    Bloomfield OB-GYN Bloomfield, New Jersey
    APN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified 1999-2001
    Perform direct patient care including comprehensive gynecologic, preconception, prenatal, and post-partum services across the lifespan for women.

    Columbus Hospital Newark, New Jersey
    Staff RN, Labor and Delivery 1993-2001
    Responsible for all facets of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care. Cross-trained to newborn nursery and postpartum unit.

In which online degree program do you teach?

  • What do you want students to take away from your courses?

    Students will sharpen their critical thinking, their clinical reasoning skills, and strengthen their communication and leadership competencies necessary to thrive across practice settings.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    When I was a nursing student, I clearly remember the faculty that left a positive and lasting impression of the nursing profession on me. I knew at my pinning ceremony that I wanted to continue my education and become a Nurse Educator and Advanced Practice Nurse. I truly enjoy teaching a diverse group of students; preparing them to provide safe, quality care and promoting nursing excellence.

  • What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

    Students should be motivated and ready to learn from faculty and expert clinicians with decades of experience. They are dedicated to nursing excellence and ready to partner with you on your RN to BSN journey.