Dr. Deborah Hunt
Dr. Hunt is an associate professor in the School of Nursing. Her clinical experience includes critical care, staff development, and administration. She teaches Nursing Research, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Transcultural Nursing, and serves on multiple committees. She is a capstone advisor for graduate students and a mentor/preceptor for graduate students in the nurse educator track. Her research interests include new nurse transition, value of patient outcomes, leadership support, cultural diversity, and nurse turnover. She has published her research in the Journal of Nursing Management, and has presented her research at several professional conferences. She is currently conducting a qualitative study on new nurse transition with Dr. Connie Vance.
Dr. Hunt has published multiple articles and has presented on a variety of scholarly, and clinical topics locally, nationally, and globally. She is cofounder/codirector of The College of New Rochelle’s Nurse Advocacy Forum; chair of the Health and Human Services Committee at Bronx Community Board #10; a member of the Advisory Board for Advance Healthcare Network; cochair of the NORMET’s Action Coalition on the Future of Nursing; faculty counselor for the Zeta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in Nursing; an ambassador and merit reviewer for PCORI; and a fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine.
She published her first book, The New Nurse Educator: Mastering Academe (Springer Publishing Company) in October 2012. It is a role development book for new and aspiring nurse educators and has been adopted by several nurse educator programs around the country. Her second book, The Nurse Professional: Leveraging Your Education for Transition into Practice (Springer, 2014), is a role development books for students and new nurses during their first few years of transition into practice. She is currently working on her new book on the history of nursing.