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Professor Field is a tenured Assistant Professor of Nursing whose experience and research focuses on maternal, newborn and women’s healthcare. In addition to teaching courses at BMCC in obstetrical and psychiatric nursing care, in 2009 Professor Field developed an interactive, web-based remediation program for at-risk nursing students, providing them with study and test-taking skills to develop critical thinking. She earned an Associate in Nursing degree from BMCC in 1986 and continued her education at Long Island University and New York University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In addition to serving on the faculty at BMCC, Professor Field has practiced as a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner. Her passion for education began in the health care facilities where she started her career, developing and teaching staff improvement projects. She has presented widely in nursing education conferences, published in nursing journals and contributed to nursing textbooks. A commitment to equity has led Professor Field to participate in activities such as serving on a panel at a BMCC Conference on Global Health Issues. She also led students in a service-learning project with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, guiding and evaluating their performance during a simulated disaster drill. “Our students benefit by learning firsthand about disaster preparedness and response, as well as by participating in community service,” says Field. “I hold the bar high but they know I am on their side. When they feel overwhelmed by the rigorousness of a nursing education I remind them, ‘The expert in anything was once a beginner’.”
- New York University, WHNP,CNM,2000
- 8 CRS.4 HRS.4 LAB HRS.NUR 211 (Nursing Process II: Obstetrical and Psychiatric Nursing Care)
- This course is composed of a seven-week Maternal and Newborn Care component and a seven-week psychiatric Mental Health Nursing component. The Maternal and Newborn Care component focuses on the role of the nurse in the care of the child-bearing family during the antepartal, intrapartal and the postpartal phases of the maternity cycle, as well as the immediate care of the normal newborn and premature infant. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Component introduces the student to basic mental concepts, interventions in crisis and family violence, severe mental health disorders, and substance use disorders highlighting treatment for individuals and families within the community. Prerequisites: NUR 112, BIO 426, PSY 240, Corequisites: BIO 420.
Research and Projects
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
Decreasing the length of time patients are waiting to see the healthcare provider.
- Group B strep infection in the newborn,Wolters Kluwer Health
- Foundation of Maternal Newborn Nursing (Resources) Powerpoint 6th Edition,Elsievier
- Foundation of Maternal Newborn Nursing (Resources) Powerpoint 5th Edition,Elsievier
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- Phi Theta Kappa “Excellence in Education”
- Distinguished Teaching Award 2018
The BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty whose sustained excellence in these areas incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires colleagues and demonstrates innovative pedagogy with clear evidence of student learning gains.
Distinguished Teaching Award, 2018
Phi-Theta Kappa, Award for Academic Excellence in Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2009