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Dr. Barbara Scott Cammuso, Adjunct Professor

"Since I began my nursing career as a nurse with an associate degree who continued to advance my education, I wanted to help other nurses with an associate degree continue their nursing education in an atmosphere where their former education and practice was valued."

Degrees Held:

  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing — University of Colorado, 1998
  • EdD — Clark University, 1994
  • PhD — Donsbach University, 1986
  • MSN — University of Lowell, 1981
  • BSN — Worcester State College, 1980

Career Highlights:

  • Hospice Volunteer 14 years
  • Professor Emerita 2007
  • The Vincent J. Mara Award for Excellence in College Teaching 2003
  • Faculty of the Year 1995 (Awarded by Students)
  • Neuman Systems Model Trustee
  • Please refer to CV for additional information.

In which online program do you teach?

RN to BS in Nursing

Which classes do you teach online?

Professional Nursing, Health Assessment, Evidence-Based Practice, Nursing Leadership, and End of Life Care

In what ways do you connect with online students?

I am available via email, announcements, and the class discussion.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

Specific expected outcomes are listed on each syllabus. Student meet the outcomes by completing class assignments and participating in class discussions. I want each student in my class to become knowledgeable about course content and to feel valued for their participation in each course.

Why did you start teaching?

Since I began my nursing career as a nurse with an associate degree who continued to advance my education, I wanted to help other nurses with an associate degree continue their nursing education in an atmosphere where their former education and practice was valued.

What advice would you give to your online students?

Design a schedule for reading and studying that will not interfere with their family and work responsibilities. Praise yourself for your accomplishments with a reward.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

That qualities that enhance the role of a professional nurse are "clinical proficiency, growth, job satisfaction, commitment, empowerment, and professional socialization" (Blais & Hayes,2016, p.28).

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

A Little Book of Tarot by Vijaya Kumar.

What do you do when you need a laugh?

Call my children and grandchildren.

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