Paula Field

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Assistant Professor


Office: S-730D

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8237

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’.”


Women’s Studies


  • New York University, WHNP,CNM,2000

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Decreasing the length of time patients are waiting to see the healthcare provider.


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.

Additional Information

Distinguished Teaching Award, 2018

Phi-Theta Kappa, Award for Academic Excellence in Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2009