Department: Nursing

Department of Nursing

Medical Arts Building, Room 302
Nursing Department Website

Faculty and Staff

  • Professor Anne Marie Menendez, Chairperson

  • Professor Carol Soto, Deputy Chairperson

  • Professors: Barbara Blake-Campbell, Georgina Colalillo, Deborah Fitzgerald-Royce, Maryann C. Magaldi, Anne Marie Menendez, Janice Molloy, Carol Soto, Cheryl Spencer

  • Associate Professors:  Lorraine Cupelli, Janet Franzese, Patricia Kinneary, Shenaz Georgilis, Kathleen Pecinka, Barbara Rome, Mary Rosa, Elizabeth Sutton, Dolores A. Weber

  • Assistant Professors: Carlene Byfield, Janet Franzese-Rice, Michelle Rossi, Philip Nelan, Christine Pagano, Jessica Prepetit, Susan Riekert, Randelle Sasa,

  • Senior College Laboratory Technician: Audrey Maroney

  • Adjunct Faculty: approximately 12 each year

  • Professors Emeriti: Analene Botkin, Florence S. Cohen, Elizabeth Dickason, Patricia D. Irons, Trinidad L. Lum, Susan E. Meehan, Elaine A. Muller, Arlene F. Ritz, Martha Schult, Dorothy M. Sylvester, Alexandra Tarasko, Marie Traetta, Nora Tully, Maureen Wallace

  • Office Personnel:

    • Connie Reyes, Academic Program Coordinator

    • Agata Colletti, CUNY Office Assistant

    • Nicole Koumas, CUNY Office Assistant

For information about admission to the Nursing program, contact the Admissions Office for admission to the college and see the Perspective Nursing Student website for information about applying to the nursing program.

Programs of Study

  • Nursing (A.A.S. Degree)

  • Nursing (Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. Degree with the CUNY School of Professional Studies)

  • Nursing (Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. Degree with the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing)

  • Nursing (Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. Degree with York College)

The Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into practice as well as transfer to a baccalaureate program. Upon award of the A.A.S. degree, graduates are qualified to sit for the examination for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses.Admission to the program is described in the College Catalog Programs of Study in Health Related Sciences-Nursing and department publications.

The Queensborough Community College program in Nursing is registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone: 404-975-5000.

Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree Program in Nursing are stated in the Programs of Study in Health Related Sciences-Nursing section.

*“Determination of Good Moral Character” is a requirement for Registered Professional Nurse Licensure. Applicants who have been charged with or convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country will be referred to the State Office of Professional Discipline. Although these applicants may take the licensing examination, they may or may not be issued a limited permit and/or registered professional nurse license, depending on the results of the investigation process.

Federal Law Limits the Issuance of Professional Licenses, Registrands and Limited Permits to United States Citizens or Qualified Aliens.

Transfer Options

Students who are admitted to the Nursing program at Queensborough Community College and are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing after earning their A.A.S. should consider the college’s three Dual/Joint programs in Nursing, listed above. Students who have been admitted to the Nursing Program and are enrolled in NU-101 are eligible to apply for the Dual/Joint degree programs. Details are available from a nursing adviser.

In addition to the Dual/Joint programs, a number of CUNY Senior Colleges offer B.S. in Nursing programs intended for students who have earned the A.A.S. in Nursing and their R.N. license. They include the College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, the New York City College of Technology, the School of Professional Studies, and York College.

Nursing Department Clinical Advisory Board

  • Ms. Anne Marie Menendez, Chair

  • Dr. Natalia Cineas

  • Mr. Jaime Devera

  • Ms. Felice Hannah

  • Ms. Maureen Bonny- Salvant

  • Ms. Samantha Joseph

  • Ms. Maria Mendoza

  • Ms. Sharon Narducci

  • Mr. David Plotka

  • Ms. Jillian Reid

  • Dr. Margaret Reilly

  • Ms. Verna Sinclair

  • Dr. Valerie Taylor-Haslip

Departmental Awards for Student Excellence

  • The Alumni Association–Humanity Award

  • The Alumni Association–Ruth Blumenthal Award 

  • The Alumni Association–Bernadette Rowbo Award

  • The Irene M. Battista Memorial Award

  • The Maryellen Matthews Memorial Nursing Scholarship Endowment 

  • The Rose Ann Deichert Memorial Endowment Award

  • The Michael Dermott Mullan Award 

  • The Nursing Department Award

  • The Student Nurses’ Association Award

  • The Sylvia Weinstock Stitzel Endowment Scholarship Award 

  • The Raoul Wallenberg Endowment Award

  • The Doris Werner Award