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December 3, 2009

Virginia Peterson Joins Farmingdale State

Nursing Department Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Dr. Virginia Peterson has received an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Farmingdale State College. She is a licensed Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse. In addition she is Board certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Gerontological Nurse. During the autumn term, she is teaching Concepts and Practice of Nursing, as well as Care of Individuals across the Lifespan.

From 2002 unto 2008, Dr. Peterson held the position of Assistant Professor of Nursing at Long Island University. She previously taught as an adjunct professor at Queensboro Community College. As a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, she has held positions at Horizon Healthcare, Family Care Home Care Agency, Townsend Extended Care Facility, Wartburg Lutheran Home, Bishop Mugavero Center Geriatric Care, and New York Hospital's ICU Burn Unit, as well as private duty nursing.

Peterson has presented her research in the field of nursing at several prestigious venues, including New York University's Nursing Research Conference, the Professional Nurse Educators Group Conference, and a number of nursing conferences held at Long Island University. She has a forthcoming article on nursing research in the journal ORL-Head and Neck Nursing. In 2007, she served on the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing.

Peterson received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western University in 2005. She also holds a Master of Science—Nurse Practitioner from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science from the College of New Rochelle. She is a member of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association. She has been inducted into both the Lambda Iota Upsilon and Sigma Theta Tau International honor societies for nursing.