Alumni Event

Expect the Unexpected

November 15, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY

Expect the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness for Nursing and Health Care Professionals

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 • 8:30 am-1:30 pm • Garden City Hotel • Garden City, NY

Mount Saint Mary College and the Alumni Nursing Advisory Council presented a program especially designed for nursing and health care professionals.

Attendees heard from experts about best practices for disaster preparedness, learned about career opportunities and advanced degrees, networked with alumni and health care leaders, and reunited with Mount friends and faculty.


8:30-9 am: Check-in
9 am: Words of Welcome, Sister Leona DeBoer, OP, Founder, MSMC Nursing Program
9:05-11:30 am: Program
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Q&A, roundtable discussions, open networking
12:30-1:30 pm: Luncheon

This activity has been submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Program Topics

Nursing Symposium Nursing’s Role in Disaster Preparedness
Affordable Care Act and opportunities for nursing in the U.S. today
Community and ambulatory care settings
Crisis standards of care
Legal, moral, and ethical nursing responsibilities

Presented by Barbara B. Citarella ‘80, MSN, RN, President, RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants, certified in homeland security by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS).

Nursing Symposium County Response, Medical Reserve Corps and Home Care Challenges
County response and coordination with local, state, and federal entities
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and their roles
Successful formation of a local MRC
Home care risk assessment and accessing Health Care Commerce System

Presented by Marilyn Ejercito ’77, MS, RN, Director of Patient Services, Orange County Department of Health.

Nursing Symposium Emergency Preparedness, Hospital Command Center, Patient and Caregiver Safety
Path to emergency preparedness
Key roles and responsibilities in a Hospital Command Center
Patient, caregiver and staff safety
Lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy

Presented by Patricia M. Farrell, ’92 MSN, RN, NEC, Nurse Executive/Associate Executive Director Patient Care Services, Southside Hospital/North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.

CassanoNursing’s Collaborative Role in Working with First Responders
Preparedness, response, mitigation, recovery
Incident Command System
Responding to fires and emergencies in hospitals
Lessons from the field: response to 9/11

Presented by Salvatore J. Cassano, Commissioner, New York City Fire Department, Retired.

Moderator: Dianne Murphy, DNP, RN, Professor of Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College

Alumni Nursing Advisory Council

Barbara B. Citarella ’80, MSN, RN
President RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants

Marilyn Ejercito ’77, MS, RN
Director of Patient Services Orange County Department of Health

Patricia M. Farrell ’92, MS, RN, NEC
Nurse Executive/Associate Executive Director Patient Care Services Southside Hospital/North Shore LIJ Health System

Theresa Shalley Kempf ’85, MSN, NP, RN
Director of Nursing Ozanam Hall Rehabilitation and Nursing Home

Cathleen Graham Parker ’87, RN, BSN, CPN
Pediatric Oncology Nurse Hackensack University Medical Center

Andrea Ackermann, PhD, RN, CNE
Chair, School of Nursing

Sr. Leona DeBoer, OP, PhD, RN
Founder, School of Nursing

Ann Corcoran, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dianne Murphy. DNP, RN
Professor of Nursing

Jeanne Roth, DNP, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing

Thomas Sarro, PhD
Professor of Biology

For more information

Mount Saint Mary College Office of Alumni Affairs
Phone: 845-569-3286
Address: 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550

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