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Jean McHugh, PhD RN APRN ACNS-BC FNYAM

Associate Professor
Director - Entry Level Program, Accelerated BS in Nursing Track

Background and Expertise

Dr. Jean McHugh is an Associate Professor and Director of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the College of Nursing. She is a national board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) with extensive leadership experience and expertise in health care education innovation and research.

A New York University alumna, Dr. McHugh earned her Ph.D. in Nursing Research and Theory Development from NYU, Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her program of research investigates the multi-factorial influences of organizational commitment. Dr. McHugh's expertise in evidence-based practice has led to best practices that created and sustained healthy learning and practice environments for nursing students and nurses. She has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences.

Academic Qualifications

PhD: New York University

MSN: Hunter College

BSN: Hunter College

Licensure/Certification

Certified Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
American Heart Association

National Board Certification, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Adult Health, American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Scholarship: Research And Grants

Research

Physician and Employees Engagement Study
Project Leader
University Hospital of Brooklyn, Downstate Medical Center, NY

6/2012-4/2018: Effects of Workplace Incivility and Job-Related Social Support on the Organizational Commitment of Early Career Registered Nurses Who Work in Acute Care Settings in the US

9/2010-6/2011: Workplace Incivility and Turnover Intention in Registered Nurses in Acute Care Settings

Funded Research

1990-1992: Coping, Social Support, and Psychosocial Adjustment Among Sub-Group of Black Elderly Diabetics

Diabetes Foundation, Grant Funded $19,000 Co-Principal Investigator

University Hospital of Brooklyn, Downstate Medical Center, NY

Other Research Activities

  • Abstract Peer Reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions
  • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program New York University, College of Nursing, NY
  • Scientific Reviewer
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chairperson
    Nursing Council for Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Joint Council-University Hospital of Brooklyn & College of Nursing SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Co-Chair-Nursing Research Council
  • Joint Council-University Hospital of Brooklyn & College of Nursing SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Physician and Employees Engagement Research Study
  • Research Project Leader
  • Member Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Scholarship: Publications/Selected Presentations

Egbuna, F-l., McHugh, J., & Cadet, M. (2021). COVID-19 diagnostic testing: Advantages and disadvantages. American Nurse (Official Journal of the American Nurses Association), April 26, 2021, Early Release (Peer-Reviewed)
COVID-19 diagnostic testing: advantages and disadvantages (myamericannurse.com)

McHugh, J. (2005). Nurse Preceptorship. What’s up at Downstate, Official Downstate Newsletter SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Presentations:

Creating a Robust Virtual Clinical Environment for Undergraduate Nursing Students in a Time of Crisis Sigma 32nd International Research Congress, Singapore -Virtual (Peer-reviewed)

Virtual Clinical Learning Environment for Undergraduate Nursing Students Might Be  Here to Stay SIGMA 46th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – Virtual (Peer-reviewed)

McHugh, J (2020). Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reduction in CAUTI Hospital-Wide: A Nurse-Driven Protocol. 31st. International Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Virtual).Peer-reviewed
 
McHugh, J (2019). Workplace Incivility and Turnover Intention in Registered Nurses in Acute Care Settings. 30th International Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Peer-reviewed
 
McHugh, J (2013). Relationship between Workplace Incivility and Turnover Intention in Registered Nurses in Acute Care. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), (Boston, Massachusetts). Peer reviewed

Honors, Awards, and Recognitions

Rising Star Award
New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Fellow New York Academy of Medicine

PRODiG Faculty Scholar

11/ 2019: PRODiG Scholar
SUNY Chancellor's Inaugural PRODiG Fellowship Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, Growth

3/2019: Diversity Champion Award
Office of Diversity Education and Research
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn

Professional Activities

New York Academy of Medicine
American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society- Upsilon Chapter

Department Links

College of Nursing