As the Program Director for the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate and Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s programs, Dr. Gambino is involved in the development of curriculum and clinical opportunities aimed at meeting the unique needs of associate to baccalaureate nursing students. She is the faculty liaison for the Suffolk County Community College/Stony Brook University Nursing First Initiative and has assisted in the development of academic partnership programs with area health care institutions. These alliances promote education, enhance professional growth, and provide employment opportunities for RN students. Dr. Gambino has been instrumental in the establishment of a team-based learning platform for on-site and distance-learning nursing education. Dr. Gambino is a member of the Stony Brook University’s Institutional Review Board. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Nursing and Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
Kathleen M. Gambino, EdD, RN
BA – McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, 1980
MSN - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1983
EdD - Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, 2009
Primary Teaching Areas
Nursing Management Practicum
Transitioning to Professional Practice
Professional Role Development
Research and Academic Interests
Incivility in nursing education
COVID-19 Pandemic: The Effects on Undergraduate and Graduate Student Nurses Involved in the Response (2020).
Examination of the Academic Success of Associate to Baccalaureate Nursing Students Enrolled in the Nursing First Program (2019)
Incivility in Nursing Education (2014)
Motivation for Entry, Occupational Commitment, and Intent to Remain (2009)
Della Ratta, C., Gambino, K., Brathwaite, B., Rosciano, A., & Coletti, V. (2022). Academic and practice
experiences of nursing students during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Journal of the American Nurses Association of New York, 2(1), 4-11.
Gambino, K.M., Shaffer, C. & Ortiz, J. (2022). Nursing First: Promoting academic and professional success through a seamless transition program for registered nurse to baccalaureate students. Nursing Education Perspectives, Published Ahead of Print. http://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000971.
Gambino, K.M., Frawley, S. & Lu, W. (2019). Working together: Addressing cultural diversity, patient safety, and quality care through an interprofessional health care course. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(6), 370-372.
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).
National League for Nursing.
Gambino, K.M. (2010). Motivation for entry, occupational commitment and intent to remain: A survey
regarding Registered Nurse retention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 2532 – 2541.
Gambino, K.M., Della Ratta, C., Brathwaite, B. & Rosciano, A. (2022). Battling the Unknown: A Thematic Analysis of the Academic and Employment Experiences of Nursing Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic. AACN Transform 2022 Baccalaureate and Master’s Nursing Conference, Chicago, IL., 12/1-12/3/22. (Podium)
Abbate, S. & Gambino, K.M. (2022). Using Simulation to Promote Career Development in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students. AACN Transform 2022 Baccalaureate and Master’s Nursing Conference, Chicago, IL., 12/1–12/3/22. (Podium)
Gambino, K.M., Brathwaite, B. & Snow, D. (2021). Using VoiceThread to Create a Simulated Immersion Experience: Redesigning Clinical During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. Sigma Theta Tau 46th Biennial Convention, 11/6-11/10/21. (Virtual podium)
Gambino, K.M., Snow, D., Brathwaite, B. & LaSala, M.E. (2020). Clinical During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Using VoiceThread to Create a Simulated Immersion Experience. AACN Fall Faculty Forum - Exploring the Disruption and Innovation in Nursing Education Conference, 12/7-12/9/20. (Virtual poster)
Gambino, K.M. (2019). Using Blended Learning, Simulation, and Interprofessional Education to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care. NLN Education Summit 2019, National Harbor, MD, 9/26-9/28/19. (Podium)
Gambino, K.M. (2019). Doing Clinical Differently: Incorporating Leadership into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program. NLN Education Summit 2019, National Harbor, MD, 9/26-9/28/19. (Poster)
Gambino, K. & Frawley, S., (2019). Using Simulation, Team-based Learning, and Interdisciplinary Education to Promote Communication between Health Care Professionals. Stony Brook University’s Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Stony Brook, NY, 3/8/19. (Podium)
Gambino, K.M. & Frawley, S. (2017). Working Together: Interprofessional Conversations on Cultural Diversity, Patient Safety, and Quality Care. NLN NY League of Nursing Fall In! Innovations, Inclusions & Integration Conference, Farmingdale, NY, 11/10-11/11/17. (Poster)
Gambino, K.M. & Frawley, S. (2017). Working Together: Interprofessional Conversations on Cultural Diversity, Patient Safety, and Quality Care. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare/Health Literacy Annual Research Conference (ICCH/HARC), 10/8-10/11/17, Baltimore, MD. (Podium)
Gambino K.M. & Coleman, K. (2016). Using an Innovative Academic Practice Partnership to Enhance Clinical Experiences and Employability of Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Students: A Perioperative Immersion Program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 2/4-2/5/16. (Poster)
Gambino, K.M. (2016). Supporting Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Students as BSN in 10 Becomes a Reality. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 2/4-2/5/16. (Poster presentation)
Gambino, K.M. (2014). Incivility in Nursing Education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Baccalaureate Education Conference, Baltimore, MD, 11/2 -11/22/14. (Poster)
Gambino K.M. & Della Ratta, C. (2014). Team-based Learning in Online Nursing Education: An Innovation in Curriculum Development. American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Baccalaureate Education Conference, Baltimore, MD, 11/20-11/22/14. (Poster)
Gambino, K.M. (2011). Registered Nurse Retention. Eastern Nursing Research Society 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions: Informing Health Policy through Nursing Science, Philadelphia, PA, 3/23-3/25/11. (Poster)
Gambino, K. M. (2009). Motivation for Entry, Occupational Commitment and Intent to Remain: A Survey Regarding Registered Nurse Retention. International Business and Economy Conference (IBEC), University of Management and Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, 1/7-1/10/10. (Podium.)
Major Accomplishments / Honors:
Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) 1st Adopter (2020)
Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador (2020)
Keynote Speaker, Suffolk County Community College School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony (2019)
Stony Brook University School of Nursing Outstanding Teaching and Service Award (2018)
NY League for Nursing Fall In! Innovations, Inclusions & Integration Conference Poster Award 3rd Place (2017)
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) and Health Literacy Annual Research Conference (HARC) nomination for the 2017 ICCH/HARC Oral Abstract Award (2017)
Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence (2015)
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse of Excellence Nominee (2015)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (1982)