Our Faculty

Lucille Ferrara


College of Health Professions

Graduate Nursing

  • @Pleasantville
    Lienhard Hall 322
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row


EdD, University of Phoenix, 2008
Educational Leadership

MS, Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY, 1994
Family Primary Care

MBA, Iona College Hagan Graduate School of Business, New Rochelle, NY, 1986
Organizational Behavior

BS, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY, 1983

Diploma, Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, Bronx, NY, 1976

Awards and Honors

New York Academy of Medicine, October 2016 - Fellow
National Academies of Practice, April 2013 - National Academies of Practice - Fellow
Lienhard School of Nursing, May 2012 - Dean's Award for Teaching
Lienhard School of Nursing, May 2011 - Dean's Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution
Montefiore Medical Center, April 28, 2011 - Team Appreciation and Recognition award
Montefiore Medical Center, February 6, 2003 - Directors Award – Clinical Excellence for Patient Care
1995 - Who's Who in American Nursing
1993 - Who's Who in American Nursing
1992 - Who's Who in American Nursing
1990 - Who's Who Among Young American Professionals
1986 - Who's Who in American Nursing
1985 - Who's Who in American Nursing


  • New York State Board of Licensure, April Registered Professional Nurse
  • ANCC, November Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
  • AACN, Critical Care RN
  • ACLS/BCLS, Provider/Instructor Trainer


Effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing for reducing physiological and psychological stress in adults: a quantitative systematic review
Hopper, S., Murray, S., Ferrara, L. R. & Singleton, J. K. The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): a Joanna Briggs Institute Center of Excellence A B. , pages 22.

Effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing on physiological ans psychological stress in adults: a quantitative systematic review protocol
Hopper, S., Murray, S., Ferrara, L. & Singleton, J. (2019, August 20). Vol 16 (Issue 6) , pages 1367-1372.

Grieving the Loss of Self: Challenges in Type 2 Diabetes Meliitus Self-Management
Ferrara, L. R., Singleton, J., Yang, K. & Frederickson, K. (2018, May). Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. Vol 11 (Issue 1) , pages 25-34. http://dx. doi. org/ 10. 1891/ 2380- 9418. 11. 1. 25


Ferrara, L. R. Annual Research Day. Quantifying the Pain Experience: The pressure Ulcer Pain Study. St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital .

Feldman, H. R., Singleton, J., Ferrara, L. R. & Drury, L. Appreciative Inquiry Webinar for AACN Deans & Directors. Same as conference name. LSN, www.

Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., Kaufman, S. & DeMarco, J. Pace Faculty Institute. Unlearning Assessment. Pace University, Pleasantville Campus.

Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., DeMarco, J., Kaufman, S. & Cockell, J. Pace Management Forum. Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education. Pace University, Graduate Center, White Plains.

Ferrara, L. R., Drury, L., Kaufman, S. & DeMarco, J. Second Annual Assessment Institute. Appreciative inquiry: An innovative initiative for continuous improvement in nursing education. Assessment Network of New York, Rochester Institute of Technology.


Patient-centered care, Diabetes, Skill Acquisition, Nursing leadership, stress management

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Promoting Interprofessional Education and Improving Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Outcomes with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Ferrara, L. R. September 2019.Josiah Macy Foundation,Private,$35,000.00.Funded.Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects an estimated 30.3 million people (approximately 9.4% of the U.S. population) across the lifespan (Centers for Disease Control, 2015). DM requires an extensive set of skills and knowledge in order for patients to successfully self-manage their disease. Frequent follow-up visits, blood work and lab testing, and often complex self-care and medication regimens are essential in order to assist patients in achieving glycemic, lipid, weight, and cardiovascular targets, which can be quite burdensome to patients. People living with diabetes, a disease of chronicity, simply do not have the opportunity take a break from managing their disease without suffering negative consequences and eventually burning out. Although not considered as serious as clinical depression, “Diabetes Burnout” is a condition which needs to be addressed. Many people with DM2 report experiencing various degrees of stress. Stress, either physiologic or psychologic, if unaddressed, can contribute to negative outcomes for the person with DM2. In an effort to address clinical depression and diabetes burnout, non-pharmacologic interventions are recommended to alleviate the overall stress experienced by people with DM2. Some types of stress reduction interventions include deep breathing, yoga, and meditation. Of particular interest and the basis of this study is employing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as a non-pharmacologic intervention for addressing stress among people with DM2.


National Academies Of Practice[Vice President of Professional Development; Distinguished Fellow]

New York Academy of Medicine[Fellow]

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties[member]

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners[member]

Eastern Nursing Research Society[member]

New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners[member]

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Omega Chapter[member]

New York State Nurses Association[member]

American Association of Critical Care Nurses[member]


  • CHP TAP[Other]
    Desc: review faculty dossiers who are applying for tenure and promotion


  • Board of Trustees - Administraive Affairs[Member]
  • Faculty Affairs Committee[Member]
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