Paulette Thompson became a full-time faculty member at The College of New Rochelle in the fall of 2015. Her specialty is community and public health nursing and she serves as the course coordinator for Nursing V, Community/Public Health Nursing.
Professor Thompson began her career in academia at The College of New Rochelle in 2009 as an adjunct instructor, teaching medical-surgical nursing, maternal-child health, and other subjects. She has served in various adjunct positions at the City University of New York since 2010. Her final position at the City University of New York prior to joining CNR was as a tenure track assistant professor of nursing.
Professor Thompson comes to CNR with over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse with extensive experience in community/public health nursing. She began her nursing career in 1993 with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. (HHC). She has also worked for several private hospitals and nursing homes in New York City. More recently, she has spent over 15 years with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) in leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including management positions in business development. She eventually served as a manager in the Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) program.
A graduate of Lehman College, Professor Thompson holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. She is a certified case manager and holds a post-master’s certificate from Duke University. She is currently enrolled at Capella University, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in nursing education.