Bridging the Gap: An Innovative Resource for Transition to Practice

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Webinar Overview

The New Careers in Nursing Program, administered by AACN and funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed a toolkit titled Resources for Successful Transition to Professional Practice. This toolkit will guide you down your preferred career path with expert advice, strategies and resources to help you define professional goals, conduct a job search, establish mentoring relationships, and develop as a nurse leader. Created to provide guidance on successfully transitioning from student to professional, the toolkit authors will discuss how you can kick start your nursing career into high-gear.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speakers

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean and Professor
Director, Center for Educational Research and Innovation
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Mauro is assistant dean, professor, and director for the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing. In this role, she provides leadership for the promotion of teaching and learning excellence, collaborations in interprofessional education, and advancement of the science of nursing education. Dr. Mauro is a member of the National League for Nursing Board of Governors, and has been involved with the Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing program since 2011. She is a certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader with expertise in diversity, educational policy, innovative educational strategies, and curriculum development. Dr. Mauro is also adjunct faculty at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and fellow in the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Mauro earned her BSN and MSN from Seton Hall University, and PhD from New York University.

Lori A. Escallier, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research Evaluations and Outcomes
Stony Brook University

Dr. Escallier is professor and associate dean for Assessment, Evaluation and Outcomes at the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. She received a BS at Salve Regina University, MS at Stony Brook University, and PhD at Adelphi University. She has worked in a variety of clinical and academic positions in nursing over the last 35 years. Over the last decade, the focus of Dr. Escallierís scholarship has been dedicated to increasing the diversity and educational success of underrepresented and disadvantaged nursing students at all levels of education. Her work in this area has been recognized with numerous awards including the Champion of Diversity Award and the Health Care Heroes Award. Dr. Escallier currently serves as team leader for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is a member of CCNE's Accreditation Review Committee and Nomination Committee.

Maria Rosario-Sim, EdD, PPCNP-BC, RNC-OB
Director, Nurse Practitioner Programs and Professor
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing

Dr. Rosario-Sim has been engaged in nursing education for 37 years at various levels. She currently is a professor and director of NP Programs at SUNY Downstate College of Nursing overseeing the Family Nurse and Womenís Health Nurse Practitioner Programs. Dr. Rosario-Sim received an EdD degree in Nursing Education from Teachers College and masterís degree from New York University, and post-masterís in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Adelphi University. She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She worked as vice president for Academic Affairs at Helene Fuld College of Nursing, test development specialist and test consultant at the National League for Nursing, and associate dean at Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing. Her research interests center on Asian-American adolescent smoking and depression and reversal theory and NCLEX. Dr. Rosario-Sim is been involved with NCIN since 2010 as faculty support for the scholars, then a program liaison/project director, and Legacy/Innovation grant co-project director.

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