Unleashing the Power of Healing
Compassion, dedication, service and the highest level of care. These are the principals that guide all of our Health Science Education programs. Whether you are looking to become a registered nurse or currently work in the healthcare field and want to enhance your skills, we have programs to meet your needs. Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom and clinical setting. The diverse faculty brings expertise in such specialties as maternity, mental health, oncology, optometry, pediatrics, trauma, health information technology, medical assisting and fitness.
It takes a special person to be a healthcare professional. Empathy, attention to detail, great interpersonal skills, flexibility, physical endurance and an ability to respond quickly are just a few of the traits that are found in successful healthcare providers.
- Registered Nurse including a bridge program for LPNs to earn an RN
- Programs in Exercise Science and Health Science that are designed to transfer to four-year schools to pursue a bachelor’s degree
- Programs in Ophthalmic Science and Health Information Technology that will prepare you to enter the workforce directly after graduation
- Specialized certificate programs to train you for a career as a Fitness Specialist or Medical Coder
- Courses that can prepare you to take certification exams in such fields as Certified Nurse Aide and Emergency Medical Technician while you earn college credits at the same time
- Intensive programs that will train you for a new career and prepare you to sit for certification exams in such fields as Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician and Dental Radiology
Graduates of our programs have continued their education at such highly regarded colleges as Rutgers University, East Stroudsburg University, Kean University and the School of Professional Studies, The City University of New York.
Unleashing the Power of Healing
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Alison Campoli, Nursing Program CoordinatorRead More
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Tracey KeeganRead More
Maria del Carmen MolleRead More
Elizabeth A. O'NeillRead More
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Linda J. Romaine, Department ChairRead More
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Brian A. ThomasRead More
Ardath YoungbloodRead More
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Academic Degrees Achieved: Post Masters Certificate, College of New Jersey; M.S., B.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College; L.P.N., Warren County Community College; A.S., Raritan Valley Community College
TEAGLE grant project, Janssen Pharmaceuticals grant for Diabetes awareness. Schoolhouse project, funded by the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Grant to disseminate information about Emergency Preparedness. Research poster presentation at Saint Peters University "Hypertension".
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., Arizona School of Health Science; B.S., University of Delaware
Nursing Program Coordinator
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S.N., College of Saint Elizabeth
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.N., Emory University; B.S.N., Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor - Nursing
Academic Degrees Achieved:
ADN Felician College, Lodi, NJ
BSN Fairleigh Dickenson, Teaneck, NJ
MSN Fairleigh Dickenson, Teaneck, NJ
ANCC- Medical Surgical Nursing
ANCC- Nurse Case Management
November, 2018- United Nations NGO presentation: Roma Gypsies
May, 2012- Faculty Perseverance Award
May, 2012- Sigma Theta Tau International: Nursing Honor Society
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S.N., College of St. Elizabeth; B.S.N., Kean University; A.A.S., Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2012; RVCC Honoree for Women’s History Month, March 2011; NJSNA Merit Scholarship 2010; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Mu Theta, 2008; Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Kean University; Claire Goldstein Scholarship Award, 2006
Academic Degrees Achieved: Post Graduate Course Work, Seton Hall University; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, Rutgers University; M.S.,Seton Hall University; B.S., Jersey City State College; R.N., A.A.S., Middlesex County College
New Jersey League for Nursing President’s Award (1999) Five-year recipient of Who’s Who Among American Teachers in America “Professor Nightengale’s Test Taking Strategies for Nursing Students” CD-ROM American Nursing Association’s Electronic Media Award (2005) Community Visiting Nurse Association of Somerville: Marie G. Gemeroy Award for Dedication and Voluntary service to CVNA (2014) New Jersey State Nurses Association’s “Diva in Nursing” Award (2014) NJ Governor’s Appointment to the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (2015)
Coordinator/Instructor Health Information Technology
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S. Drexel University, expected completion March, 2016; B.S., Montclair State University; A.A.S., Raritan Valley Community College
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., East Stroudsburg University; M.B.A., Hofstra University; B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh; Fitness Certificate, Raritan Valley Community College
Plattsburgh State Sports Hall of Fame, East Islip High School Hall of Fame, Michael Brennan Spirit Award, 2014
Academic Degrees Achieved: MSN, University of Pennsylvania; BSN, Villanova University; APRN, Pediatrics Board Certified
Professor, Ophthalmic Science
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Seton Hall University; M.A., Seton Hall University/UMDNJ; A.A., Union College; B.S., Montclair State University; A.A.S., Essex County College
Recipient, “Certificate of Recognition,” from the National Academy of Opticianry, June, 1994; Recipient, “Certificate of Recognition,” from the National Academy of Opticianry, September, 1996; Nominated and accepted to the 1997, 2000 and 2002 editions of “Who’s who among America’s Teachers;” Recipient, “Opticianry Education Achievement Award” from the National Academy Of Opticianry in Las Vegas, Nevada – September, 2002; Author, “Professional Liability for opticians: A procedure to minimize risk,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy Course, June, 1993; Author, “An Optician’s guide to strabismus and amblyopia,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy Course, November, 1994; Author, “The essentials of soft contact lens fitting,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy Course, April, 1996; Author, Guest editorial, Infocus magazine, Winter, 1993 and Spring, 1994; Author, “Opticianry: The legal arena awaits,” Academy Newsletter, National Academy of Opticianry, March/April, 1994; Author, “Transitions Technology: The optical impact,” Eyequest, September, 1995; Author, “High index issues: The keys to careful dispensing,” 20/20, September, 1998; Author, “Optical Dilemma’s and Solutions,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy course, 1999; Author/editor, “Career Progression program” National Academy of Opticianry. Revised chapters on Anisometropia, Aphakic spectacles, Basic optical principles, Dispensing skills, & high minus lenses 1/2003; Author, “Professional Liability for opticians: A procedure to minimize risk,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy Course, revision of previous work, 2003; Author, “An Optician’s guide to strabismus and amblyopia,” National Academy of Opticianry Homestudy Course, revision of previous work, 2003; Contributing author, “Teachable Moments: Practical suggestions for teaching ethics across the curriculum,” National Science Foundation, 1997
Instructor - Nursing/Maternity
Academic Degrees Achieved: B.S.,M.N. Emory University
Wescott Award winner at Hunterdon Medical Center 2005, for exemplary service
2015 Patient Safety Award: Hunterdon Healthcare: For Extraordinary Patient Safety &
Team Work Performance
Certifications and Memberships:
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 2003 to present
NCC Certification In-Patient Obstetrics 2010 to present
Nurse Executive Certification (American Nurses Credentialing Center) December, 2015
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Principles & Practices Fetal Monitoring Instructor 2002 to present
American Heart Association/American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor 2002 to present
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program (infant stabilization) Instructor 2003 to present
Team STEPPS Trainer June 18, 2014 to present
Professional Organizations and Affiliations:
AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses) 2001 to present.
Dougherty, S., Whaley, J., Youngblood, A, Pickoff, R. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, Nov/Dec. 2007, Delivering System Transformation: Part 1: Respect, Communication & Best Practices.
Dougherty, S., Whaley, J., Youngblood, A., Pickoff, R. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, Sept/Oct. 2009, Unit Transformation Improves Safety for Mothers and Infants.
Youngblood.Ardath, Supporting a Devout Catholic Couple Through the Birth of Their Anencephalic Infant Abstract published in the Perinatal/Neonatal Nursing: Finding Our Way Toward Evidence-Based Practice Conference Bulletin. Monmouth University. West Long Branch, NJ. June, 2012.
Youngblood, Ardath. Code White: Process and Protocols. Abstract published in the Perinatal/Neonatal Nursing: Finding Our Way Toward Evidence-Based Practice. Monmouth University Conference Bulletin. West Long Branch, NJ. June, 2012.
Youngblood, Ardath. Respect, Communication and Best Practices: Preventing the Preventable. Abstract published in the AWHONN National Conference Supplement: Papers and Posters Presented at the AWHONN Annual Convention . Washington, D.C., June, 2012.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Coordinator
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., B.A., Seton Hall University
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