Faculty Biographical Sketches
Laurel Halloran, Department of Nursing
Dr. Laurel Halloran, who is a Professor of Nursing, has been on the faculty at WCSU since 1986. She received her BSN from Georgetown University, MSN from Hunter College of City University of New York, PhD from the University of Connecticut and a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University. Dr. Halloran is double Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Medical/Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist. She maintains an active clinical practice in Family Practice. Dr. Halloran has been widely published in areas ranging from graduate education to orthopedics. Her main research interest is in caring in nursing education. She has presented finding of her research regarding this issue at numerous international, national, state and local conventions. Dr. Halloran is also on the Editorial Board of Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants and is the author of the Hot Topic column for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Halloran's is one of the founding members of the Goodworks in Nursing Global Community (sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International). Most recently she brought this research project to WCSU. This study (implemented in Spring 2009 with Dr. Karen Daley) is affiliated with Good Work Project at Harvard University (www.goodworkproject.org) . Participants in the study addressed topics and reviewed cases associated with themes central to good work, such as values, ethics, responsibility, accountability, and integrity. This research aim is to promote morally and socially responsible work among nurses.