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Margaret Lunney- Emeritus
Position: Professor, Graduate Center and College of Staten Island; Graduate Programs Coordinator, College of Staten Island
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: 718-982-3823
Degrees/Diplomas: RN, PhD
Research Interests: Informatics, research process, community health nursing

Professional Interests:

Community health nursing, electronic health records, standardized nursing languages, critical thinking, and accuracy of nurses' diagnoses

Primary Teaching Areas:

Advanced Scientific Writing, Information Technology

Selected Publications:

  • Lunney, M. (2009). Critical thinking to achieve positive health outcomes: Nursing case studies and analyses. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Minthorn, C., & Lunney, M. (2010). Participant action research with bedside nurses to identify NANDA, Nursing Interventions Classification, and Nursing Outcomes Classification categories for hospitalized persons with diabetes. Applied Nursing Research, Epub, ahead of print.

  • Lunney, M., McGuire, M., Endozo, N., & McIntosh-Waddy, D. (2010). Consensus validation identifies relevant nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and health outcomes for people with traumatic brain injuries, Rehabilitation Nursing, 35 (4), 161-166.

  • Lunney, M. & Sammarco, A. (2009). Scoring rubric for grading students' participation in online discussions. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(1), 26-31.

  • Cruz, D.M., Pimenta, C.P., & Lunney, M. (2009). Improving critical thinking and clinical reasoning with a continuing education course. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40 (3),121-127.

  • Lunney, M. Frederickson, K., Sparks, A., & McDuffie, G. (2008). Facilitating critical thinking in online courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 12 (3/4), 85-93.

  • Lunney, M. (2008). Current knowledge related to intelligence and thinking with implications for the use and development of case studies. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 19, 158-166.

  • Lunney, M. (2008). Need for international nursing diagnosis research and a theoretical framework. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications., 19, 28-34.

  • Muller-Staub M., Lavin, M., Lunney, M., Needham, I., Odenbreit, M, & van Achterberg, T. (2008). Development of an instrument to measure the quality of documentation of nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes: The Q-DIO. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 19.

  • Lunney, M. (2008). Critical need to address accuracy of nurses' diagnoses. OJIN:Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Available at

Works in Progress:

  • Lunney, M. Caffrey, P., & S. Participant action research with staff nurses in a hospice hospital.


  • AAS

  • BS

  • MS

  • PhD