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Donna M. Nickitas
Position: Executive Officer, Professor and Graduate Specialty Coordinator, Dual Degree Program Nursing Administration/Public Administration with Baruch College
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212-481-4376
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Research Interests: Service-learning, Community Engagement, Health Policy and Nursing Administration
Primary Teaching Areas: Health Policy, Dissertation Advisement, and Nursing Administration
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
  1. Nickitas, D. M., & Berger-Spivack, L.  (2015). Healthcare Costs Matter: Economics and Decision Making. In Lewenson, S. B. & Truglio-Londrigan, M. (Ed.). Decision-Making in Nursing. (2nd Edition), (pp. 181-197). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. (2014). Nursing, Policy, and Politics: Understanding the Connection and Importance of Getting Involved. In Huston, C. (Ed). Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities. (3rd Edition), (pp. 365-386). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. & Gardner, D. (2014). Health Care Policy and Politics: The Risks and Rewards for Public Health Nurses. In Truglio-Londrigan, M. & Lewenson, S. (Eds.) Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care. (3rd Edition), (pp. 201-221). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Anderson, R., Ellerbe, S., Haas, S., Kerfoot, K., Kirby, K., +., & ... Christopher, M. (2014). Excellence and Evidence in Staffing: A Data-Driven Model for Excellence In Staffing (2nd Edition). Nursing Economic$, 1-35.
  1. Frederickson, K. & Nickitas, D. M. (2014). A Doctoral Peer Mentoring Program. 2(2), 1-6.
  1. Nickitas, D. M., Zibi, P., & Joseph, M. (2014). Global Nursing Partnerships. The Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v4n2, p.195. URL:
  1. Nickitas, D. M., Jacobson, & Stubenrauch, J. (2013). Getting Others to Write. Nurse Author-Editor, 23(3), 7-12.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. (2014). Keeping the Faith and Speaking Truth to Power: A Lifetime of Advocacy. Nursing Economic$, 32,(4), 174, 177.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. (2014). Clinical Analytics for Data-Driven Models of Care. Nursing Economic$, 32(3), 106, 165.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. (2014). Investing in Nursing: Good for Patients, Good for Business and Good for the Bottom Line. Nursing Economic$, 32(2), 54, 69.
  1. Nickitas, D. M. (2014). Navigating Nurse Staffing: A New Partnership in the New Year. Nursing Economic$, 32(1), 2, 39.
  • Nickitas, D. M. & McGinniss, S. Improving Nursing Education Through Faculty Development in Technology. National League of Nursing Education Summit, Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 18, 2014.
  • Nickitas, D. M. & Jacobson, J. Breakthrough Writing: Narrative and Reflective Strategies for    Editors. International Academy of Nursing Editors, Portland, Maine. August 4-6, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. Making Your Voices Heard: An Imperative for Nurse Leaders.Connecticut Organization of Nurse Executives. Cromwell, Connecticut. May 22, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. Every Nurse is a Leader. National Nurses Week Celebration. Downstate Medical Center. Brooklyn, New York. May 8, 2014.
  • Poster Presentation. Poster Presentation. Nickitas, D. M., McGinniss, S., & Dornbaum, M. Leveraging a multi-institutional faculty development consortium in technology as a vehicle for integrating interprofessional education. Hunter College, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, Schools of the Health Professions, 8th Annual Student-Faculty Research Day. New York, New York. May 7, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. Caring Nurse Leaders: Making Every Moment Matter. Annual Nurses Week Celebration, Project Samaritan Organization, Yonkers, New York. May 6, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. The Affordable Care Act and Nursing. The Brooklyn Nursing Partnership. Brooklyn, New York. May 1, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. Becoming a Nurse Leader: The Impact of a Honor Society Membership. State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing, Honor Society Induction.  April 28, 2014.
  • Poster Presentation. Nickitas, D. M. & Frederickson, K. Peer Mentoring: Implications for Doctoral Education. The 26th Annual Eastern Regional Research Scientific Session. Philadelphia, PA. April 11, 2014. 
  • Invited Speaker. Writing Tools: For Professional and Personal Growth. College of New Rochelle Nurse Advocacy Forum. New Rochelle, New York. April 7, 2014.     
  • Poster Presentation. Nickitas, D. M., McGinniss, S., & Dornbaum, M. Leveraging a multi-institutional faculty development consortium in technology as a vehicle for integrating interprofessional education. 2014 National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting and Forum. Alexandria, VA. April 4, 2014.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker. Being and Becoming a Nurse Leader: the Impact of Sigma Theta Tau Membership. Mu Upsilon Chapter 2014 Induction Ceremony, College of Staten Island. Staten Island, New York. March 30, 2014.
  • PhD, Nursing, Adelphi University, 1989              
  • MA, Nursing, New York University, 1978                             
  • BSN, Nursing, SUNY at StonyBrook, 1976                   
  • AAS, Nursing, Kingsborough Community, 1974