Rewa Thompson, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC is a clinical associate professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Nursing. Rewa completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Stony Brook University, a Master of Science and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program at Stony Brook University, and a Bachelor of Science at Adelphi University. Rewa is a champion and advocate for women’s health care and reproductive rights. She has worked as a registered nurse and subsequently a women’s health nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood for over 25 years. She develops therapeutic relationships with her patients based on mutual respect, self-efficacy, and empowerment that promote positive health behaviors. Consistent experience with patient education made her realize that she is their care provider, advocate, mentor, and teacher.
Her scholarship is based on clinical excellence and team building. The types of relationships that she fosters with her patients helped establish her philosophy of nursing education. She believes in working with nursing students by creating an active learning environment that facilitates independence based on mutual respect and trust. She is charged with leading students to strive for clinical excellence by providing the tools to enhance their learning. Her teaching instruction prepares students to become competent and caring future nurses. Her future trajectory of clinical scholarship is deeply rooted in sexual, reproductive, and perinatal health nursing (maternal mortality).
Rewa Thompson, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC
BS, Nursing Major, Adelphi University, 1994
MS, Women’s Health nurse Practitioner Certificate, Stony Brook University, 1998
DNP, Perinatal/Women’s Health Nursing, Stony Brook University, 2012
Sexual, Reproductive, and Perinatal Health Nursing
Population Health (Health disparities, perinatal morbidity and mortality)
Primary Teaching Areas
Sexual, Reproductive, and Perinatal Health
Capstone Nursing Practicum
Professional Role Development in Nursing
Research and Academic Interests
Women’s and gendered health care
Social Justice and Reproductive Rights
Population Health/Health Care Disparities/Perinatal Mortality
Active Learning Strategies/Flipped Classroom in Nursing Education
Thompson, R. (2020). Placing the spotlight on maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women in New York. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18-22, 43.
Campbell, L., Thompson, R. (2018, September). Why is giving birth in the US so dangerous for women of color?. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/giving-birth-in-us-dangerous-for…
Thompson, R. (2017). Increasing access to comprehensive contraception: an ongoing battle to remove barriers. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (5) 2, 46-48.
Thompson, R. (2016). Sexually transmitted diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (4) 1, 34-35
Thompson, R.N. (2022, July 13-15). Professor Detective On the Case: Implementing Case Based Approach Pedagogy In a Large Classroom. (Poster presentation). 2022 Nursing Education Accreditation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Thompson, R.N. (2021, Aug 10-13). Racism in Contraceptive Practices: What Providers Need to Know. (Poster presentation). 2021 Virtual National Reproductive Health Conference. https://www.ctcfp.org/nhrc/
Thompson, R.N. (2021, February 19). Implementing Contraceptive Equality Into Your Practice.(Keynote Speaker). Reproductive Equality, Access to Birth Control, and Contraceptive Healthcare Symposium. Chattanooga, TN.
Thompson, R.N. (2020, Dec 5). Virtual Writing for Publications Workshop. (Invited Facilitator). Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
Thompson, R.N. (2019, April 4). Black Families Matter, The Truth About Maternal Mortality in Nassau County. (Invited Guest Speaker) Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc. Hempstead, NY.
Thompson, R.N. (2018, July). When am I going to be seen? A team based care approach to reduce patient waiting times in a family planning clinic. (Poster presentation) National Reproductive Health Conference. Kansas City, Missouri.
Thompson, R.N. (2018, May). Make learning awesome: using kahoot in your classroom. (Paper presentation). Undergraduate nursing faculty retreat. Stony Brook, NY.
Beard, K., Thompson R.N. (2018, March). Why maternal health outcomes for women of color remain suboptimal. Healthcetera podcast. https://healthmediapolicy.com/2018/03/01/why-maternal-health-outcomes-for-women-of-color-remain-suboptimal/
Thompson, R.N. & Gerardi, G. (2017, November). The blood stops here: how postpartum hemorrhage simulations for nursing students and staff nurses support early identification of excess blood loss. (Poster presentation). Second interprofessional simulation conference: simulation as a tool to promote interprofessional education and practice. Atlanta, Ga.
Thompson, R. & Blanco, L. (2017, May). Student evaluations: what are they really worth for educators? (Paper presentation) Undergraduate nursing faculty retreat. Stony Brook, NY.
Thompson, R. (2016, September). Factors associated with STD infection and re‐infection across the lifespan (Poster presentation) 2016 STD prevention conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
Thompson, R. (2016, July). Factors associated with STD infection and re‐infection across the lifespan (Poster presentation) National reproductive health conference. Chicago, Illinois.
Thompson, R. (2016, May). Overcoming the challenges of TBL application exercises. (Paper presentation) Undergraduate nursing faculty retreat. Stony Brook, NY.
Thompson, R. (2012, March). “You have chlamydia…again: factors associated with STD reinfection”. Poster session at Molloy college doctoral research forum of Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY.
Thompson, R. (2011, October). “You have Chlamydia…Again: Factors associated with STD Re-infection” Poster session at the Converging science summit of Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Beard, K., Laibach, C., Neal, T., & Thompson, R. (2007, September) “Overcoming roadblocks to implementing simulation technology: the pathway followed” Poster session at the National league for nursing annual nursing education summit, Phoenix, Arizona.
Thompson, R. (2007, April). “Simulation in nursing education: seeing is believing”
Paper session at the Conference on Science and technology of Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY.
Major Accomplishments / Honors
2022 Recipient of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, Inspiration in Women’s Health Education Award.