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Brigitte S. Cypress
Position: Assistant Professor of Nursing
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Phone: 212-817-7987
Degrees/Diplomas: EdD, RN, CCRN
Research Interests: Qualitative research, phenomenology, critical care, patient-family-nurse experience, intensive care unit experience, and philosophy of science
Primary Teaching Areas:
  • Graduate: Nursing of Adults I & II, Essentials of Clinical Research, Strategies for Advanced Practice, Concept and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Advanced Professional Seminar
    Undergraduate: Nursing as Human Science, Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Care, Ways of Knowing: Nursing Research, Clinical Decision-Making
    Clinicals: Therapeutic Nursing Interventions: Introduction to Professional Nursing; Therapeutic Intervention II and V; Nursing of Adults I and II.
Selected Publications:
Book/Monograph
  • Cypress, B. (2011). The Lived ICU Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study of Critically Ill Patients, their Families and Nurses. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Cypress, B. (2016). Understanding Uncertainty among Critically Ill Patients in ICU using Mishel’s Theory of Uncertainty of Illness, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing Journal, 35(1), 42 – 49.
  • Caboral-Stevens, M. Whetsell, V. M., Evangelista, L. S., Cypress, B. S., & Nickitas, D. (2015). U.S.A.B.I.L.I.T.Y. Framework for older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(6), 300 – 306.
  • Cypress, B. (2015). Qualitative Research: The “What,” “Why,” “Who,” and “How” !!, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing Journal, 34(6), 356 – 361.
  • Cypress, B. (2015). The Process of Transformation Experienced by the Patients, their Families and Nurses during Critical Illness in the ICU: Perspective from a Phenomenological Study, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing Journal, 34(3), 161 -169.
  • Cypress, B. (2014). The Emergency Room: Experiences of Patients, Families, and Their Nurses, Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 36(2), 164 – 176.
  • Cypress, B. (2013). Using the synergy model of patient care in understanding the lived emergency department experiences of patients, family members and their nurses during critical illness: A phenomenological study, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 32(6), 310-321.
  • Cypress, B. (2013). Transfer Out of Intensive Care: An Evidence-Based Literature Review: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 32(5), 244 - 261.
  • Cypress, B. (2012).: Family Presence in Rounds: An Evidence-Based Review: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 31(1), 53 – 63.
Book Review:
  • Cypress, B. (2016). Review of Cantor, M. H. & Brennan, M. (2000) Social care of the elderly: The effects of ethnicity, class and culture (New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company) in Nursing Philosophy Journal, 17(3), 222 - 224.
  • Cypress, B. (2015). Review of Fitzpatrick, J. J. & McCarthy, G. (2014). Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice: Making Nursing Knowledge Development Explicit. (New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2014), Nursing Philosophy Journal, 16(3), 167 – 169.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Authers, D. Sacred Walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death and Caring for the Dying (Charlottesville, VA: A & A Publishing, 2008), in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(3), 144 (2010).
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Tong, R. (3rd ed.) Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008), in Nursing Philosophy, 11(2), 140 (2010).
  • Cypress, B. (2009). Review of Iron side, P. M. (Ed.). Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship, (Madison, WI: The University of   Wisconsin Press, 2005), in Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 185–187 (2009).
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Authers, D. Sacred walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death and Caring for the Dying (Charlottesville, VA: A & A Publishing, 2008), in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(3), 144.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Tong, R. (3rd ed.) Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008), in Nursing Philosophy, 11(2), 140.
  • Cypress, B. (2009). Review of Ironside, P. M. (Ed.). Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship, (Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), in Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 185-187.
Refereed Publications In-Press
  • Cypress, B. Exploring the Philosophical, Paradigmatic, Conceptual-Theoretical Underpinnings of Qualitative Research: A Focus on a Phenomenological Study in ICU, accepted for publication by Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November 3, 2016.
  • Cypress, B. & Frederickson, K. Family Presence in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department: A Metasynthesis, accepted for publication by Journal of Family Theory and Review on October 7, 2016.
Education:
  • EdD, Teachers College Columbia University
  • MSN, Lehman College
  • BSN, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines