Rewa Thompson, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC is a clinical assistant 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 20 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 women’s health nursing, population health issues, and simulation in nursing education.
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
Women’s Health Nursing
Population Health Nursing
Primary Teaching Areas
Maternal and Newborn Health
Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry
Research and Academic Interests
Women’s Health Care
Women’s Reproductive Rights
Population Health/Health Care Disparities
Simulation in Nursing Education
Increasing access to comprehensive contraception: an ongoing battle to remove barriers published in Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs May 2017 issue
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies published in Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs February 2016 issue
Thompson, R. (2018). "Make learning awesome using Kahoot! in your classroom". Podium presentation: Undergraduate Nursing Faculty Retreat Day. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. NY.
Thompson, R. & Blanco, L. (2017). “Student Evaluations: What are they really worth for educators?” Podium presentation: Undergraduate Nursing Faculty Retreat Day. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
Thompson, R. (2016). “Overcoming the Challenges of TBL Application Exercises”.
Undergraduate Nursing Faculty Retreat Day. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Local.
Thompson, R. (2012). “You have Chlamydia…Again: Factors associated with STD Re-Infection”. Poster presentation at Molloy College Doctoral Research Forum, Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY. Local.
Thompson, R. (2011). “You have Chlamydia…Again: Factors associated with STD Re-Infection” Poster presentation at the Converging Science Summit, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Local.
Thompson, R. (2007). “Simulation in Nursing Education: Seeing is Believing” Podium presentation at the Conference on Science and Technology, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, Local.
Thompson, R. (2018). "When am I going to be seen"? A team based approach to reduce wait times in a family planning clinic. Poster presentation at The National Reproductive Health Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. National
Thompson, R. & Gerardi, G. (2017). “The Blood Stops Here: How Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulations for Nursing Students and Staff Nurses Support Early Identification of Excess Blood Loss”. Poster presentation at The Second Interprofessional Simulation Conference: Simulation as a Tool to Promote Interprofessional Education and Practice, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. National
Thompson, R. (2016). Factors Associated with STD Infection and Re‐Infection Across the Lifespan” Poster presentation at The 2016 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. National.
Thompson, R. (2016). Factors Associated with STD Infection and Re‐Infection Across the Lifespan” Poster presentation at the National Reproductive Health Conference, Chicago, Illinois. National.
Beard, K., Laibach, C., Neal, T., & Thompson, R. (2007) “Overcoming Roadblocks to Implementing Simulation Technology: The Pathway Followed” Poster presentation at the National League for Nursing Annual Nursing Education Summit, Phoenix, Arizona. National