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Della Ratta, Carol

Dr. Carol Della Ratta
Credentials: 
PhD, RN, CCRN
Email Address: 
carol.della-ratta@stonybrook.edu
Department: 
Undergraduate Studies
Position: 
Chair & Clinical Associate Professor
Office: 
2-206
Profile: 

Profile:

Carol Della Ratta, PhD, RN, CCRN is a Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Della Ratta completed a Doctor of Philosophy at Adelphi University, a Master of Science at Stony Brook University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the College of New Rochelle. With 25 years of experience teaching in undergraduate basic, accelerated, and RN to BS programs, Dr. Della Ratta’s most recent efforts focus on the implementation of active learning strategies such as on-site and distance team-based learning, and simulation experiences. She has participated in the design and piloting of an interprofessional simulation experience for senior nursing and medical students. Dr. Della Ratta authored several professional publications and has presented nationally on these teaching innovations. Her research interests include new graduate nurses’ transition to practice and preceptor development. Since 2007, Dr. Della Ratta has served as nurse resident facilitator at Stony Brook Medicine, Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program.  Dr. Della Ratta mentors nurse residents, faculty, and students. In 2013 she worked with students to establish the Stony Brook chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association, (SBSNA). As faculty advisor to this chapter, she mentors students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses to the standards, ethics, and skills needed as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Dr. Della Ratta has been honored with several regional awards for her contributions to Stony Brook University, including the 2016 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence and Stony Brook University 2016 Student Life Award for Outstanding Advisor to SBSNA. She is a sustaining member of NSNA and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. 

 

Credentials

Carol Della Ratta, PhD, RN, CCRN

 

Education

BSN, College of New Rochelle, 1984

MS, Nursing, Stony Brook University, 1989

PhD, Adelphi University, 2015

 

Clinical Specialties

Critical Care Nursing

 

Primary Teaching Areas

Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I, II

Research in Nursing

 

Research and Academic Interests

New graduate nurse transition to practice

Preceptor development

Team-based learning in undergraduate nursing

Interprofessional education 

 

Research (selected)

Principal Investigator. Nurse Preceptors' Experiences of Caring for Deteriorating Patients - 2016

Principal Investigator, Nurse Residents’ Experiences of Caring for Deteriorating Patients - 2014

 

Publications (selected)

Buhse, M. & Della Ratta, C. (2017). Enhancing interprofessional collaboration with team-based learning. Nurse Educator (in press). 

 

Della Ratta, C. (2016) Challenging graduate nurses' transition: Care of the deteriorating patient. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25, 3036–3048, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13358.  

 

Della Ratta, C. (2015). The journey from uncertainty to salient being: The lived experience of nurse residents caring for deteriorating patients. June 14, 2015  Proquest-CSA, LLC. Tracking Number: 3663096

 

Della Ratta, C.B. (2015). Flipping the classroom with team-based learning in undergraduate nursing education. Nurse Educator, 40(2), 71-74. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000112

 

Gambino, K.M, Della Ratta, C.B., Janotha, B.L., Coletti, V.A. & Cavaliere, T.A. (2015).  Team-based learning in online nursing education:  An innovation in curriculum development.  In Caputi, L. (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education:  Building the future of nursing Volume 3 (135-138). Washington, DC:  National League for Nursing. 

 

Buhse, M., Della Ratta, C., Galiczewski, J., & Eckardt, P. (2015). Caregivers of older persons with multiple sclerosis: Determinants of health-related quality of life.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 47(2), E2-E12. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000117. 

 

Presentations (selected)

Della Ratta, C., Gambino, K.  Building expertise in scholarly teaching (BEST): A faculty learning community to manage online classroom controversy. AACN's 2016 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 17-19, 2016. Anaheim, CA. (Poster presentation) 

 

Della Ratta, C., Baldelli, P. An interprofessional simulation experience for senior nursing students: Promoting collaboration in the care of deteriorating patients. AACN's 2016 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 17-19, 2016. Anaheim, CA. (Poster presentation) 

 

Della Ratta, C. Promoting QSEN competency with team-based learning.  

2016 QSEN Forum, May 25-27, 2016. San Antonio, TX. (Poster presentation)  

 

Della Ratta, C. Nurse residents’ experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. 28th Annual ENRS Scientific Sessions, April 13-15, 2016. Pittsburgh, PA. (Podium presentation)

 

Della Ratta, C. The journey from uncertainty to salient being: Nurse residents' lived experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. Chi Gamma Chapter of STTI, Farmingdale State College, April 6, 2016. Farmingdale, NY. (Podium presentation)

 

Della Ratta, C. Implementing holistic review for admission to basic and accelerated nursing programs. AACN's 2015 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 19-21, 2015. Orlando, FL. (Podium presentation) 

 

Della Ratta, C. Flipping the classroom with team-based learning in undergraduate nursing AACN's 2015 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 19-21, 2015. Orlando, FL. (Podium presentation) 

 

Della Ratta, C. The journey from uncertainty to salient being: Nurse residents' lived experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. Good Samarian Hospital Medical Center/John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Nursing Research Conference. November 6, 2015. Stony Brook, NY. (Podium presentation) 

 

Della Ratta, C. The journey from uncertainty to salient being: Nurse residents' lived experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. North Shore-LIJ Nursing Research Conference. May 13, 2015 Manhasset, NY. (Podium presentation)

 

Della Ratta, C. The journey from uncertainty to salient being: Nurse residents' lived experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. Stony Brook University SON Nursing Research Day. May 8, 2015. Stony Brook, NY. (Podium presentation)

 

Della Ratta, C. Flipping the classroom with team-based learning in undergraduate nursing education. Stony Brook University's 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium. April 17, 2015 Stony Brook, NY. (Podium presentation)

 

Gambino, K., Della Ratta, C. Team-based learning in online nursing education: An innovation in curriculum development. Stony Brook University's 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium.  April 17, 2015 Stony Brook, NY. (Podium presentation)

 

Della Ratta, C. Nurse residents’ experiences of caring for deteriorating patients. 27th Annual ENRS Scientific Sessions, April 15-17, 2015.Washington, DC. (Doctoral Student - Poster presentation)

 

Gambino, K., Della Ratta, C.  Team-based learning in online nursing education: An innovation in curriculum development. AACN's  2014 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 20-22, 2014 Baltimore, MD. (Poster presentation) 

 

Major Accomplishments / Honors

Stony Brook Medicine - Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, 2016 

Stony Brook University Student Life Awards – Outstanding Advisor Award- 2016

2016 Nurse of Excellence Nominee – Nassau/Suffolk Hospital Council, 2016  

Stony Brook University 30 year Service Award, 2015 

Stony Brook University Student Life Awards –Best New Organization- SBSNA, 2014