Education: Professor Ferrara holds the following degrees: Ed.D (Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership) from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; MS (Family Primary Care) Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, New York; MBA (Organizational Behavior) from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York; BS (Nursing) from University of the State of New York - Albany; RN (Nursing) from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, Bronx, New York.
Areas of Expertise: Family Primary Care, Occupational Health Medicine, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, chronic disease management, patient-centered care, advanced practice nursing role and leadership development.
Professional Experience: Professor Ferrara is full time faculty at Pace University in the graduate school of nursing and is in clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Montefiore Medical Center. She has also served as an adjunct Professor at Pace University. She has worked as a Clinical Inservice Instructor in the department of nursing education as well as inpatient house staff for the department of family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Professor Ferrara’s professional career has spanned over 30 years in various capacities in the areas of critical care, medicine, and primary care.
List of Recent Publications:
Ferrara, L., Singleton, J., Drury, L., Kaufman, S., and DeMarco. (2014).Appreciative Inquiry: Twenty Years of Change and Innovation in a School of Nursing’s Quality Improvement Process, AI Practitioner, 16(2), p. 26, dx.doi.org/10.12781/978-1-907549-19-9-4
Singleton, J., Truglio-Londrigan, M. and Ferrara, L. (2014). Appreciative Inquiry An Innovative Initiative for Continuous Improvement in Doctoral Education, AI Practitioner, 16(2), p.21
Ferrara, L. and Saccomano, S. (2013). Diabetes Management: Strategies for patient-centered nursing care, Nursing2013 (accepted for publication, April 2013)
Slyer, J. and Ferrara, L. (2013). The effectiveness of group visits for patients with heart failure on knowledge, quality of life, self-care, and readmissions: a systematic review. JoAnna Briggs Institute, 2013.
Saccomano, S. and Ferrara, L. (2013). Infectious Mononucleosis, Clinician Reviews, (accepted for publication for 2013)
Ferrara, L. (2012). Strategies for Success as a clinical preceptor, The Nurse Practitioner, 37(5), 49 – 53.
Ferrara, L. and Saccomano, S. (2012). Current diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s disease, The Nurse Practitioner, 37(12), 22-28.
Saccomano, S. and Ferrara, L. (2012). Corneal Abrasion, The Nurse Practitioner (accepted for publication 9/2012).
Saccomano, S. and Ferrara, L. (2012). Assessment of the Acute Abdomen, The Nurse Practitioner (accepted for publication 5/2012).
Burke RE, Ferrara, SA, Fuller, A, Kelderhouse J, Ferrara L. The effectiveness of group medical visits on type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM2) specific outcomes in adults: A systematic review. JoAnna Briggs Institute, 2011.
Ferrara, L. (2010). Integrating Evidence-Based Practice with Educational Theory in Clinical Practica for Nurse Practitioners: Bridging the Theory Practice Gap, Research and Theory in Nursing Practice