Francine Laterza, Ed.D., R.N., PNP, CNE

Chair, NursingAssociate Professor/Industry Professional
Ed.D., Nursing Education, Western Connecticut State UniversityM.S. Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hunter CollegeBS, Nursing, St. Joseph's College

Dr. Laterza has been in the nursing profession for more than 30 years, with 18 years of clinical expertise as a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner and 14 years in nursing academia serving as faculty, nursing program coordinator, and nursing program director. She was nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award and was the recipient of the National League for Nursing Foundation’s Nurse Educator Award and the St. Luke’s Nurse Educator Scholarship. In addition, Dr. Laterza is a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator. 

Dr. Laterza is committed to contributing her teaching, service, and scholarship to the College and to educating the next generation of registered professional nurses. Her areas of teaching and scholarly interests include men in nursing, the transition of nursing students into the profession, simulation and learning outcomes, and interprofessional education.

Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, Mercy College (2021)

2019 NLN Foundation Award Nurse Educator Scholarship (2019)

St. Luke's Nurse Educator Scholarship (2018)

Laterza, F (2020). “The Maternal-Newborn Clinical Rotation: Experiences
of Male Nursing Students.” Published Doctoral Dissertation, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, NY, ProQuest Publications #1011.

2019 (Book Review) O’Meara, A. Maternity, Newborn, Women's Health Nursing A Case-Based Approach, ISBN 978197510494

  • Fundamentals in Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research 
  • Contemporary Topics in Nursing