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Barbara Ann M. Messina, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P.

Associate Professor
Department of Nursing

B.S., LIU PostM.S./ANP SUNY at Stony BrookPh.D., Adelphi University


Dr. Barbara Ann M. Messina is a Clinical Associate Professor at LIU Post in the Department of Nursing. Dr. Messina has been a long standing member of the North-Shore Long Island Jewish System Nursing Research Council. In addition, Dr. Messina serves as an on-site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). She is also a member of the CCNE nominating committee. Dr. Messina is also a charter member of the American Nurses Association of New York.

Dr. Messina received her Bachelor of Science from Long Island University Post, her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty as an adult health nurse practitioner specialty from the Stony Brook University, and her Doctor of Philosophy from Adelphi University.

Dr. Messina’s scholarly interests include both teaching and practice. Dr. Messina has developed and instituted innovative clinical practice programs. These innovative clinical practicum experiences include; maximizing faculty productivity in the clinical setting during the senior clinical practicum for undergraduate nursing students as well as a clinical program designed to introduce nurses to the peri-operative environment. Both of these new and innovative programs have been instituted and have been presented internationally, nationally regionally and locally. In addition they have been published in the National League for Nursing’s journal, Nursing Education Perspectives and Journal of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Dr. Messina as also developed unique interdisciplinary course programs that have been presented nationally, regionally and locally.

Dr. Messina’s research interests have included investigating the relationship between learning styles and success in the computer mediated instruction, the relationship between serenity and burnout among nurses and strategies to promote diversity in advanced nursing education. Currently Dr. Messina is engaged in examining the translation of critical thinking into clinical nursing practice in the undergraduate baccalaureate degree nursing student.

Additional position:

2012 – Present

Program Committee
Abstract Reviewer
Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education
Association for the Study of Higher Education
Society of Information
Technology and Teacher Education
2014 International Conference
Jacksonville, Florida

2013 – present

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nominating Committee Member

2013 – Present

Member Advisory Committee
American Nurses Association
Care Coordination Quality Measures Panel


Areas of teaching:
Curriculum development


Messina, B.A. (2014). Assessing Registered Nurse – Baccalaureate Degree Overall Program Outcomes (RNBP Program. International Journal of Science and Humanities. In gallows [Manuscript ID: H-13489].

Messina, B. A., Ianniciello, J., Escallier, L. (2011). Opening the Doors to Operating Room. AORN Journal, 94(2), 180-188.

Escallier, L. A., Fullerton, J. T. & Messina, B.A. (March , 2011). Cultural Competence Outcomes Assessment: A Strategy and Model. International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 3(3), 42-45.

Messina, B. A., Escallier, L. (July, 2011). Take the “hyper” out of pharmacotherapy. Nursing 2011. 41(7), 51-53.

Messina, B.A., Steckel, A., & Voelpel, P. (2008). A Pilot Program for Maximizing Faculty Productivity in the Clinical Setting. Nursing Education Perspectives, 29(4), 198-199.

Jurgens, C.Y., Dumas, M.A., & Messina, B. (2007). Psychosocial Aspects of Heart Failure Management. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(3), 169-172.

Messina, B. (2006). Herbal Supplements: Facts and Myths: Talking to your Patients about Herbal Supplements. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 21(4), 268-278.

Messina, B. (2002). Distance Learning: An Option for your Future? Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 17(5), 304-309.



Stony Brook University Hospital – Division of Nursing
Certificate of Appreciation
In recognition of commitment to the profession of Nursing at Stony Brook University Hospital through certifications, posters, speaking engagements and published articles


Certificate of Appreciation from the Graduating Class 2011
For contributions and dedication to 2 year Basic Baccalaureate Class 2011
Stony Brook University School of Nursing


Winning Poster in the Category of Program Evaluation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Third Annual New Careers in Nursing/Program Liaison’s Summit
Optimizing Student Success for the Future of Nursing
Washington, DC


Winning Poster in the Category or Cultural Competence
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Third Annual New Careers in Nursing/Program Liaison’s Summit
Strategies to Change the Workforce in Nursing
Washington, DC


Certificate of Appreciation
Stony Brook University Hospital
Division of Nursing


Sigma Theta Tau International
Kappa Gamma Chapter
Outstanding Leadership as President
2004 - 2006


Certificate of Excellence
Outstanding Performance as a Facilitator in the UHC/AACN Nurse
Residency Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center


Excellence in Teaching Award
Kappa Gamma Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau


Excellence in Teaching Award
Kappa Gamma Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau


Overall Excellence Award
SUNY @ Stony Brook School of Nursing
Stony Brook, NY


P.E.P. Award
Outstanding Nursing Care in the PACU
North Shore University Hospital


Performance Award for Outstanding Nursing Care
VA Medical Center
Northport, NY


Certificate for Excellence in Nursing Care
VA Medical Center
Northport, NY

Professional Affiliations

2014 – Present:

Commission Collegiate Nursing Education
Member Nominating Committee

2012 – Present:

American Nurses Association
Advisory Committee
Care Coordination Quality Measures Panel

2011 – Present:

Commission Collegiate Nursing Education
CCNE reviewer

2009 – Present:

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Care System Nursing Research Council Member

2008 – 2010:

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
NONPF Survey Membership Committee

2008 – Present:

Associate for the Study of Higher Education

2007 – Present:

Delaware Valley Nurses Computer Network

2007 – Present:

National League for Nursing (NLN)
2007 – 2010:

North American Nursing Diagnosis Association

2005 – Present:

Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER)Member

1994 – Present:

Sigma Theta Tau International

1994 – Present:

Kappa Gamma Chapter:

  • 2013 – Present – Chair Research Committee
  • 2008 – Present - Leadership Committee
  • 2007 – 2011 - Senior counselor
  • 2006 – 2007 - Junior counselor
  • 2005 – 2007 - President
  • 2004 – Present - Research Committee/Member
  • 2003 – 2005 - Vice President Elect
  • 2003 – 2005 - Program-Chair

2004 – Present:

Eastern Region Nursing Society L.I. Chapter 2004 – present

2003 – 2012:

Long Island Geriatric Center SUNY @ Stony Brook