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Lani Blanco
Blanco, Lani
Clinical Instructor
Undergraduate Studies

Email: Lani.Blanco@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 631-444-3044
Office: 2-204
Professor Lani Blanco recently joined the Stony Brook University School of Nursing as Clinical Instructor where she will be teaching courses in the undergraduate program. As a nurse for over 14 years working in various critical care areas, her interest lies mainly with providing patients with quality holistic nursing care in order to achieve improved patient outcomes. Her program of scholarship is focused on transforming and enhancing nursing education through engaging students in their learning and empowering patients in their health care. She believes that the ability to provide patients with excellent, compassionate, and humanistic care begins in nursing education.  She is particularly interested in integrating the humanities into nursing education, particularly by incorporating the creative arts to enhance nursing practice, as well as discovering the potential for technological innovations to influence health. Previously, she has held academic appointments at the College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health. At present, she is in the process of completing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing at Adelphi University with an anticipated date of completion in 2017. Her dissertational research involves determining the associations between patient-empowering nurse behaviors and pain and functional outcomes following orthopedic surgery. 

Lani Blanco, MA, RN

BS, Nursing, Stony Brook University, 2002
MA, Nursing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010
PhD Candidate, Adelphi University, anticipated completion 2017

Clinical Specialties
Critical Care Nursing
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Burn Intensive Care 
Orthopedic Nursing

Primary Teaching Areas
Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I
Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II
Introduction to Nursing for Pre-Nursing Students
Healing and the Arts
Research in Nursing

Research and Academic Interests
Orthopedic Nursing, Patient Empowerment, Nurse and Workplace Engagement, Technological Innovations in Nursing

Research (selected)
Principal Investigator: The relationship between patient empowerment, pain and function outcomes following orthopedic surgery (Dissertation in progress)

Publications (selected)

Presentations (selected)
2016 Overcoming the Challenges of Student Engagement (Co-Presented with Dr. Rewa Thompson): undergraduate Department Program Outcomes Workshop, Stony Brook University School of Nursing, Stony Brook, NY; May 2016

2014 Handoff with Care: Promoting Patient-Centered Care and Patient Safety by Conducting Bedside Handoff in the Orthopaedic PACU: NAON 34th Annual Congress, Las Vegas, NV; May 2014

2013 Let’s Get Engaged! Development of an Employee Engagement Committee to Foster an Engaged Workforce in the Orthopaedic PACU Setting: NAON 33rd Annual Congress, San Antonio, TX; May 2013; Earned Third Place Honorarium

2010 Remembering Florence Nightingale: A Legacy for the Future of Nursing: 49th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Nursing Research Conference, Teachers College, New York, NY; May 2010

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Georgette Viellion Orthopaedic Nursing Endowed Scholarship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2013
Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Zeta Chapter, Columbia University, 2010Teachers College Minority Scholarship Award, Teachers College, New York, NY, 2010