Colleen Fleming-Damon

Assistant Professor of Nursing


PhD, Adelphi University
Post-Masters Certificate/Thanatology, College of New Rochelle
MSN, Hunter College
BSN, SUNY New Paltz
RN, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens

Office: Aquinas 200D
Phone: 845-569-3145
Email: Colleen.Fleming-Damon@msmc.ecu


NURS 5050 Contemporary Role of The Advanced Practice Nurse
NURS 3051 Mental Health Nursing
NURS 3051 Clinical Instructor


As a hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner, thanatologist, and nursing educator for over 30 years, Dr. Fleming-Damon has extensive hospice and palliative care experience in administration, education, and clinical practice. With board-certifications in both adult medicine and advanced practice in hospice and palliative care, she is a founding member of the first palliative care consultative service in the New York Hudson Valley. She was conferred the title of Fellow of Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling for her work in end-of-life care. With a professional mission to conduct and translate innovative research into the development and implementation of initiatives in hospice and palliative care, her goal is to increase knowledge, improve clinical practice, and enhance care for individuals experiencing serious illness and their families.

In 2011, Dr. Fleming-Damon joined the faculty of the School of Nursing as an adjunct lecturer and clinical instructor. In 2019, she transitioned to a full-time faculty role where she currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses.  Her area of interest is the integration of palliative care education to nursing students for the alleviation of human suffering and provision of compassionate nursing care across all settings.

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Pain and Symptom Management
Death, Dying and Bereavement
Hospice and Palliative Care
Phenomenon of Vigil

Achievements and Awards

MUSC- Cambia Faculty, APRN Palliative Care Externship, 2018
NYS Patricia McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship, 2009
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Induction, 1998 
Omicron Sigma Charter Member, SUNY New Paltz, 1998

Memberships and Professional Associations

International Association of Human Caring
Eastern Nursing Research Society
National League for Nursing   
Association of Death Educators and Counselors
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association


Being the Constant Presence in a Sea of Change: The lived experience of vigil keeping for a family member at end-of-life. (Doctoral dissertation) Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 2019 ProQuest.

Fleming-Damon, C. (2016). Family care during end-of-life vigils. Nursing Clinics of North America, 51(3) pp 459-470.

MSMC Associate Professor of Nursing Colleen Fleming-Damon