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October 28, 2010

Farmingdale State College Announces New Chairperson

Dr. Jennifer Bryer will lead Nursing Department

Dr. Jennifer Bryer
Dr. Jennifer Bryer
Jennifer Bryer, PhD, has been promoted to chairperson of the nursing department. Dr. Bryer has been a member of the department of nursing since 2006.

As chair of the department, Dr. Bryer will guide curriculum development for all programs within the nursing department.  An exemplary assistant professor of medical surgical theory and clinical research since 2006, Dr. Bryer was awarded the 2007 Theresa Santmann Faculty Development Award.

"Dr. Bryer is an outstanding educator who has the vision and leadership skills to respond to dynamic changes within the profession of nursing.  She is very worthy of this promotion," said Dr. Marie Hayden-Miles, Dean of the School of Health Sciences.

In addition to earning this promotion, Dr. Bryer recently defended her dissertation on an area of research concerning the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Policy, earning her doctorate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Previously, she earned her MS in nursing education at Molloy College and her BS through the Regents College in Albany.

Dr. Bryer was a pediatric neonatal intensive care nurse for North Shore University Hospital from 1977 to 1982 and became a classroom instructor at the School of Practical Nursing then a school nurse for Hewlett-Woodmere School District and Parkway Elementary School in East Meadow. She began adjunct teaching at Molloy College, then moving to Adelphi University before joining Farmingdale State College.

She resides in Hewlett with her husband.

Established in the 1960's, Farmingdale State's nursing department enrolls more than 350 students. The department offers a Bachelor of Science Nursing program, an Associate in Science Nursing program and a Practical Nursing program. In addition, the department offers an advanced accelerated program for LPNs to become RNs.