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, 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. (2008). Relationship of work experience to clinical and leadership competence of advanced practice nursing students (Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix). Ann Arbor, Michigan: ProQuest.