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Lori A. Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN

Title/Position: Dean, College of Nursing, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Lori A. Escallier is Dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, effective July 10, 2017. Prior to this position she was Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, at Stony Brook University, where she worked for 36 years. In addition to teaching at all degree levels, she developed numerous academic programs from conception to implementation through to evaluation and revision.

Her substantive contributions to nursing diversity and educational program outcomes have a sustained and continuing impact at the national level. Her innovative work developing educational engagement strategies for diverse students has been nationally recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Her mentorship models support students from all degree levels and have impacted the national RWJF/AACN New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Program's success in preparing thousands of baccalaureate and master's level nurses. These mentorship models have been supported through seven consecutive years of funding (the maximum) under the NCIN Program by RWJF, and for over ten years by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), thereby imparting the healthcare workforce with a broader and more culturally and experientially diverse group of professional nurses.

Dr. Escallier co-authored a national award-winning resource book for diverse nurses: the RWJF/AACN Transition to Practice Toolkit. Her sustained influence has been recognized through the RWJF Innovation Award, as well as the Above and Beyond Award in 2015. The ongoing dissemination of these innovative models continue as they are adopted across the nation and are garnering international interest.

Dr. Escallier engaged additional avenues for diversifying the nursing workforce through a response to the federal Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. At Stony Brook, her innovative HRSA-funded Veteran to BS Program expanded university enrollment to veterans from diverse backgrounds. Her work with veterans has forged change in how substantive experience is translated to academic credit. Her innovative program delivers targeted PTSD resources and mentorship to these valuable, yet at-risk students. Under Dr. Escallier's leadership, dozens of regional veterans have successfully assimilated into nursing and civilian life. Through national dissemination, this program is becoming a model for other universities that seek to respond to this national priority, as well as for programs that wish to translate substantive experience into academic credit.

Dr. Escallier's leadership is well recognized at the local, regional and national levels. Currently, she serves in the capacity as a Team Leader for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). She is an invited member of the commission's Accreditation Review Committee, and formerly served as a member of the Nomination Committee. Escallier is actively engaged and highly recognized on the national level as an expert in assessment, evaluation, outcomes and accreditation, and is well versed in the strategic development of high quality nursing programs that yield excellent program outcomes.

Dr. Escallier developed the first-ever evaluation model that links CCNE standards into an integrated evaluation protocol. This innovative model links CCNE standards across all programs to external evaluation criteria. This work impacts national education program standards and outcomes across program levels nationwide.

Dr. Escallier has been the recipient of numerous grants totaling over 9 million dollars that have supported the academic success of underrepresented, minority students, which has included serving as the Program Director for her $1.7 million HRSA-funded project that prepares our country's veterans for careers in nursing. Dr. Escallier is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.


Credentials

Lori A. Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN

Education

BSN, Salve Regina College, 1980
MS, Stony Brook University, 1988
Post-Masters Certificate, Stony Brook University, 1990
PhD, Adelphi University, 1995
AACN Fellowship, 2007

Clinical Specialties

Child Health, Behavioral Pediatrics
Primary Teaching Areas
Assessment and Evaluation
DNP Program
Systems Leadership

Research and Academic Interests:

Cultural Diversity
Evaluation and Outcomes
Behavioral Pediatrics


Publications (selected)

  • Rohan, A, Escallier, L.A., Fullerton, J, Pati, S. (2017) A novel online digital badge-awarding program in patient navigation for reducing disparities in healthcare. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (In-press).
  • Escallier, L (2017) Cited in: Newsday, January 22, 2017: Healthcare's Hottest Jobs
  • Rohan A., Escallier, L.A., (2016) Patient Navigation Competencies: An Opportunity for Nurse Educators? Annals of Nursing and Practice 3(4):1057
  • Mauro, A.M.P., Escallier, L.A., & Rosario-Sim, M.G. New Careers in Nursing Scholar Alumni Toolkit
  • Development of an Innovative Resource for Transition to Practice. Journal of Professional Nursing 32 (5S0 February 2016)
  • Escallier, L (2015) Cited in: New Careers in Nursing Program Learning Impact of Stony Brook School of Nursing
  • Escallier, L (2014) RWJF Human Capitol Blog: Stony Brook Helps Veterans Become Nurses. Veterans Day 2014
  • Escallier, L (2014) Cited in: RWJF Grantees Help Veterans Become Nurses: RWJF Publications
  • Escallier, L (2014) Cited in: Sharing Nursing's knowledge. RWJF Newsletter, November 2014
  • Fullerton, J., Escallier, L., Shurpin, K., (2014) A Community Focused Evaluation of a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Journal of Research in Nursing & Midwifery 3(3) 55-59
  • Cupelli, E., Escallier, L., Galambos, N. & Xiang, S. (2014) Sensory Processing Differences and Urinary Incontinence In School- Aged Children. Journal of Pediatric Urology, February 2014
  • Escallier L. & Fullerton J. (2013) An Assessment of Leadership and Mentorship Activities within an Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery 2(6): 84-88
  • Escallier, L. & Fullerton, J. (2012) An Innovation in Design of a School of Nursing Evaluation Protocol. Nurse Educator, 37 (5):187-81. PMID: 22914273Impact Factor (0.82)
  • Messina, B. Escallier, L. (2011). Opening the Doors to the Operating Room, Association of Operating Room Nurses, 94 (2), 180-188. PMID: 19645372
  • Messina, B. Ianniciello, J., Escallier, L. (2011) Take the "hyper" out of Pharmacotherapy. Nursing 2011, July 2011.PMID: 21670655
  • Escallier, L., Fullerton, J., Messina B. (2011). Cultural Competence Outcome Assessment: A strategy and model. International Journal of Nursing, Vol 3 (3), 35-42
  • Escallier, L. & Fullerton, J. (2009). Process and outcomes evaluation of retention strategies within a nursing workforce diversity project. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(9): 488-499. Cited (5) PMID: 19645372 Impact Factor (.09)
  • SON Times (2006-2008) Editor
  • Escallier, L. & Weidt, C. (2002). Pediatric Management Problem: Colic. Pediatric Nursing, 28 (5), 440-446
  • Escallier, L. (2001). Cited in: Service in Communion: Finding Motivation in Ministry. Wisconsin: Alt Publishing Company.
  • Escallier, L. (2001). Cited in: Hazardous Adventures. Long Island Parents & Children Magazine.
  • Escallier, L. (1997). The Art of Nursing, CD ROM. Fla.: Active Frame.
  • Escallier, L. (1995). Prenatal Predictors of Infant Colic: Maternal Fetal Attachment, Maternal
  • Hope and Maternal Anxiety. UMI Number: 9431268.
  • Blair, C., Gorzka, P., Steckel, A., Escallier, L. (1991). Parenting: Categories for Anticipatory
  • Guidance. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health, 4, (1), 16-19. Impact Factor (.89)

Presentations (selected)

INTERNATIONAL
  • September 2017 - World Congress on Nursing and Nursing Education. Invited Keynote.
  • October 2012 - Sensory Processing Differences and Urinary Incontinence in School Aged Children. International Children's Continence Society (ICCS)/Education and Resources for improving Childhood Continence (ERIC)/British Association of Pediatric Urology (BAPU) Joint Congress. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), October 2012, London, United Kingdom. (Podium)
NATIONAL
  • February 2017 - CCNE Team Leader Training. Panel Presenter: Polishing the Team Report, Orlando, Florida.
  • May 2016 - Equine Enlightened Journeys and Healing of Student Veterans: HRSA Webinar.
  • May 2016 - New Careers in Nursing Scholar Alumni Toolkit: An Innovative Resource for Transition to Practice. AACN National Webinar.
  • April 2016 - New Careers in Nursing Scholar Alumni Toolkit: An Innovative Resource for Transition to Practice. ENRS 28th Annual Scientific Sessions (Podium), Washington, D.C.
  • November 2015 - AACN Baccalaureate Conference: Resources for Successful Transition to Profession Nursing Practice (Podium) Orlando, Florida.
  • September 2015 - Transition to Profession Nursing Practice. AACN/RWJF Summit. Washington, DC (Podium)
  • September 2015 - Evaluation of the Outcomes of the NCIN Program: Metrics Used. AACN /RWJF Summit. Washington, DC (Discussion Leader)
  • June 2015 - CCNE Evaluator Retraining Program: Writing the Team Report. Atlanta, Georgia (Podium)
  • June 2015 - Sensory Processing Difference and Urinary Incontinence in School Aged Children. NYU Langone Medical Center, 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference (Podium)
  • April 2015 - Thirteenth Annual Breastfeeding Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. (Student - Tamika Duncan) (Poster)
  • February 2015 - Reflecting, Moving Forward: Maximizing Program Assessment and Outcomes. SUNY Downstate College of Nursing.
  • February 2015 - Leadership: A Journey. Lewis University, Chicago, Illinois. (Podium)
  • November 2014 - Veterans to Bachelor of Science Nursing Program: A Career Ladder Opportunity. AACN Baccalaureate Conference. Baltimore, Maryland (Poster)
  • October 2014 - A Brief Assessment of Post-Baccalaureate Student Perception, Readiness and Preparedness for a DNP Program. NCIN/AACN Summit Chicago, IL. (Poster)
  • October 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN/AACN New Careers in Nursing, Chicago, IL. Facilitator - Poster Session
  • October 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN/AACN New Careers in Nursing, Chicago, IL. Round Table Discussion Leader - Breakout Session - Update on Doctoral Advancement
  • October 2014 - 17th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conference, Savannah, Georgia. Barriers and Facilitators Affecting the Utilization of Home Care among Pregnant Adolescents in a Vulnerable Urban Population (Poster)
  • July 2014 - National Nurse Practitioner Symposium: Effectiveness of Direct Observed Therapy in Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in the Management of HIV. Keystone, Colorado. (Poster)
  • April 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson NCIN Scholars Network Conference: New York University: Discussion Leader: Securing a Nursing Position in a Constrained Job Market New York, New York (Podium)
  • October 2013 - CCNE Team Leader Training Program: Presentation: Strategies for Writing & Editing the Team Report, Washington, DC. (Podium)
  • October 2013 - AACN/NCIN Annual Summit: Mentorship that Works - Break-out Session Discussion Leader: Washington, DC
  • October 2013 - A Brief Assessment of Core Aspects of an Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program. The Sixth Annual NCIN Summit, Washington, DC. (Poster)
  • October 2012 - Group Leader Break-Out Session: Successful Mentorship: The Fifth Annual NCIN Program Liaisons Summit, Washington, DC.
  • October 2012 - Sensory Processing Differences and Urinary Incontinence in School Aged Children. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibit. New Orleans, LA (Podium)
  • April 2012 - Cooperative Learning: The Sum of the Parts is Greater than the Whole. 38th Annual National Conference. Charleston, SC (Podium)
  • March 2012 - Cooperative Learning: The Sum of the Parts is Greater than the Whole. AACN Master's Program Conference San Antonio, TX. (Poster)
  • March 2012 - Cooperative Learning: the Sum of the Parts is Greater than the Whole 24th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Session: From Cell to Society - The intersection of Nursing, Research, Practice, and Policy. New Haven, CT. (Podium)
  • March 2012 - Bereavement Support Experiences of Underserved Women with Perinatal Loss: Effects on Maternal Coping Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Session: New Haven Ct (Poster) Student Directed research.
  • October 2011 - Innovative Newborn Specific Simulations Improves Complications Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Lines. AAP National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. (Poster)
  • October 2011 - Moderator Round Table Discussion Baccalaureate and Master's: Optimizing Program Success. NCIN/AACN Summit, Washington, DC.
  • October 2011 - Discussion Leader Breakout Session: Nursing Leadership. NCIN/AACN Summit Washington, DC
  • October 2011 - Moderator Round Table Discussion Baccalaureate and Master's: Optimizing Program Success. NCIN/AACN Summit, Washington, DC.
  • October 2011 - Discussion Leader Breakout Session: Nursing Leadership. NCIN/AACN Summit Washington, DC
  • October 2011 - Lessons Learned: Pathways to Success. Annual NCIN/AACN Summit. Washington, DC (Poster)
  • October 2010 - Moderator: Round Table Discussion Best Practice Approaches for Accelerated Baccalaureate and Master's Nursing Programs NCIN/AACN Summit. Washington, DC.
  • October 2010 - Cultural Competence Outcomes Assessment: Findings from a Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. NCIN/AACN Summit, Washington, DC. (Poster)
  • October 2009 - Successful Mentorship: Discussion Leader NCIN/AACN Summit. Washington, DC.
  • October 2008 - NSLIJ Annual Education Nursing Conference: Nursing Education: The Building Blocks of the Profession. Process and Outcome Evaluation of Retention strategies within a Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY (Podium)
  • July 2008 - NHSC Ambassador Conference: Process and Outcome Evaluation of Retention Strategies within a Nursing Workforce Diversity Project. Boston, Massachusetts (Podium)
  • May 1998 - Preparing for the New Millennium: New Trends and Opportunities for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Ross Conference: Neonatal Advanced Practice Forum, 1998. Washington, D.C. (Podium)

Major Accomplishments / Honors (recent)

  • 2016 - Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2016 - Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2015 - Stony Brook University Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award, "Seven Years of Continuous Funding
  • 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NCIN Scholars Network Conference, New York, N.Y. Outstanding Presentation
  • 2014 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NCIN Scholars Network Conference Program Planning Committee - New York, N.Y. Certification of Appreciation
  • 2014 - Stony Brook University Hospital - Division of Nursing - Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Commitment to the Profession of Nursing
  • 2013 - Stony Brook University Faculty Achievement Award - "Recipient of a National Award"
  • 2013 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Program Planning Committee/NCIN Summit - Washington, D.C. Certification of Appreciation
  • 2013 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award, "Six Years of Continuous Funding"
  • 2013 - Health Care Heroes Award - Long Island Business News - Nassau-Suffolk County
  • 2013 - Nurse of Excellence Award 2013 -Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Inc.
  • 2013 - Nurse of the Year Award - Stony Brook University Hospital
  • 2012 - Five Year Distinguished Service Award - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) and the American Association of College of Nursing


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