Top 100 Leaders

Judy Sweeney

BSN 1970, MSN 1975 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for developing and integrating the essentials from the B.S.N. program into the new pre-specialty curriculum, an expedited track toward becoming a nurse practitioner. It was one of the first of its kind in the country. The student population is multigenerational, adding richness to the educational expertise. She strengthened the integration of theory into clinical practice with the curriculum, establishing the clinical faculty liaison role and increased service learning in community health by having the students involved in diverse community settings throughout the entire first year. She implemented a Mass Casualty-Bioterrorism workshop as part of the curriculum. She was one of the first faculty to put an entire course on the internet and to use the computer lab for testing purposes. She has written many journal articles and chapters in nursing books.

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