Faculty Biographical Sketches
Christine Berté APRN, Department of Nursing
Assistant Professor Christine Berté joined the faculty of Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in the Fall of 2009. She received her combined Nursing and Psychology undergraduate degree from Pace University. She received her MSN from Fairfield University, in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, and holds a Post-Masters Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner also from Fairfield University. She is presently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Nursing Education at Western Connecticut.
Christine has developed her practice to specialize in pediatric and adolescent medicine within the juvenile correctional system. For 13 years her practice was the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center, where she established a primary care medical office for the juveniles within the facility.
During this time, Christine also taught in the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs at Fairfield University. She was the medical/nursing consultant to the University of Connecticut Correctional Managed Health Care System, and was instrumental in developing the health care standards within the juvenile detention facilities throughout Connecticut.
Before coming to WCSU, Christine was in administration with the University of Connecticut Correctional Managed Health Care System, where the major accomplishment was to elevate the medical and behavioral health care of the state juvenile detention facilities to attaining accreditation from the 2 major accrediting organizations for correctional systems in the United States. Connecticut became the first state to accomplish this, and remains the only state to maintain reaccreditation in all facilities.
In addition to teaching, Christine practices at Hartford Juvenile Detention Center, and is a volunteer facilitator at the Healing Hearts Program in Danbury, Connecticut. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and several other professional organizations.