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LaSala, Mary Ellen

Dr. Mary Ellen LaSala
Credentials: 
PhD, RN
Email Address: 
MaryEllen.LaSala@stonybrook.edu
Department: 
Undergraduate Studies
Position: 
Clinical Instructor
Office: 
2-230
Profile: 

Profile:

Mary Ellen LaSala, MS, RN is the Program Director of the Basic Baccalaureate and Accelerated Undergraduated Programs and Clinical Instructor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing.  Professor LaSala completed a Master of Science in Nursing Administration at Wagner College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Wagner College, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Adelphi University. The title of her dissertation is The Lived Experience of Pregnant Adolescents Living in a Group Home.   Professor LaSala’s program of scholarship is focused on adolescent pregnancy.  As faculty and community health nurse, her interest lies with improving parenting programs for adolescent mothers. She has been honored with the Health Care Hero Award from the Long Island Business News and the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council: Nurse Excellence Award 2014.  Professor LaSala was invited as the Keynote speaker at Nassau Community College’s Graduation Ceremony in 2014. The presentation was entitled “Life-long Learning and the Commitment to Nursing Excellence”. Professor LaSala has presented a podium presentation at the AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference entitled “Constructing a Paradigm for Success: Population Health” and presented a poster presentation at the ENRS in 2016 entitled “The Lived Experience of Pregnant Adolescents Living in a Group Home. Professor LaSala is a member and Counselor of Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Gamma and a member of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE). Professor LaSala is the health consultant/ home care nurse at the Regina Residence Home for Adolescent Mothers from 2009-present. 

 

Credentials: Mary Ellen LaSala, MS, RN

 

Education: BS with a concentration in Nursing, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, 1982

         MS with a concentration in Nursing Administration, Wagner College 1996

         PhD in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education, Adelphi University anticipated graduation May 2017

 

Clinical Specialties: Public Health Nursing, Medical/Surgical/ Pediatrics

 

Primary Teaching Areas: Population Health, Epidemiology

 

Research and Academic Interests: Adolescent Pregnancy

 

Research:

Dissertation entitled “The Lived Experience of Pregnant Adolescents Living in a Group Home”

 

Publications: N/A

 

Presentations:

Podium presentation at the AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference (2015) entitled “Constructing a Paradigm for Success: Population Health” 

Poster presentation at the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) in 2016 entitled “The Lived Experience of Pregnant Adolescents Living in a Group Home.

 

Major Accomplishments / Honors:

 Professor LaSala has been honored with the Health Care Hero Award from the Long Island Business News and the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council: Nurse Excellence Award 2014.  Professor LaSala was invited as the Keynote speaker at Nassau Community College’s Graduation Ceremony in 2014.