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Annie Rohan

Annie J. Rohan, PhD RN CPNP-PC NNP-BC FAANP FAAN

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

 

Background and Expertise

Dr. Rohan is Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies at Downstate’s College of Nursing, as well as inaugural Program Director for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

A SUNY alumna, Dr. Rohan earned her BS degree with a major in Nursing from SUNY Binghamton (1987). She quickly moved into an acute care clinical career in New York City. While working as a staff nurse in the NICU at Cornell Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center), she was selected for participation in the Cornell University Medical College Continuing Education Program for Nurses where she earned a Certificate as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (1989, prior to graduate degree requirement for APRNs). She soon earned her first MS degree from Columbia University (1991), and a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Stony Brook (1993). Midway through her advanced practice career, Dr. Rohan returned to Columbia University where she earned a Ph.D. (2013) and was selected to become a member of the first national cohort of Jonas Nursing Scholars.

Dr. Rohan's 30+ year advanced practice clinical career focusing on maternal-child populations notably supports her current academic priorities, which includes work as Associate Editor of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (where she oversees its popular “Toward Evidence-Based Practice” column), onsite evaluator for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and national advisor to the March of Dimes (Nurse Advisory Committee). Her most recent publication focus has been as Associate Editor for pediatric content of AWOHNN's award-winning textbook, Perinatal Nursing (5th Ed, Simpson & Creehan editors, LWW).

An ardent proponent for equity in healthcare and in healthcare education, Dr. Rohan has secured over $5.5 million in federal grants to achieve the goal of a more diverse healthcare workforce, to support the education of educationally, financially, or environmentally disadvantaged students who seek to become primary care providers in underserved regions on New York. Her educational research focuses on developing writing skills in graduate nursing students and using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Her interdisciplinary and interprofessional research focuses on using technology to address persistent issues impacting pediatric health.

Dr. Rohan is wholeheartedly grateful for the opportunity to work with Dean Escallier, faculty, staff, and students to further the mission, vision, and values of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

Academic Qualifications
  • BS: Nursing, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • MSN: Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • PhD: Nursing (Clinical Research Focus), Columbia University in the City of New York
Professional Appointments/Elected Positions
  • Associate Editor, MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing
  • On-site Evaluator, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE)
  • National Nurse Advisory Committee, March of Dimes
  • Nurse Practice Advisory Council, American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Member, International Association of Nurse Editors
  • Column Coordinator, “Toward Evidence Based Practice” (MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing)
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellow, America Academy of Nursing.
Recent Sponsored Activities

2020-2025

  • Project Director, HRSA T08HP3927901 Health Resources Services Administration Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program ($3.24 million).

2018-2022

  • Co-Investigator, NIH 1 R25 EB025792-01 (PI: W. Yin) Development of a Comprehensive Biodesign Curriculum to Promote Biomedical Innovation ($208,000)

2016- 2020

  • Project Director, HRSA T08HP30145 Health Resources Services Administration Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program ($2.24 million).

2017-2018

  • Principal Investigator, Stony Brook University Center for Biotechnology Applied Research and Development (ARAD) Award, Evaluation of a Continuous Visible Light Disinfection System’s Ability to Reduce Bioburden in an Active Patient Area ($160,000)
Chapters

Rohan AJ (2020). Chapter 2: Assessment and Care of the Newborn. In Suplee D & Janke J (Eds.) Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN’s) Compendium of Postpartum Care (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Rohan AJ (2020). Chapter 19: Newborn Physical Assessment. In Simpson KR & Creehan PA (Eds.), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN’s) Perinatal Nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Rohan AJ (2020). Chapter 21: Common Complications. In Simpson KR & Creehan PA (Eds.), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN’s) Perinatal Nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Journals

Rohan AJ (2020,) Editorial: Plan S[hock]. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 45(1):5. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000593

Rohan AJ (2020). Threats to patient safety in the inpatient maternity setting. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing,45(2):74-81. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000603

Rohan AJ & Fullerton J (2019). Developing advanced practice nursing writing competencies as a corequisite for evidence-based practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, (epub ahead of print). doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000298

Rohan AJ & Fullerton J (2019). Interdisciplinary peer mentorship: An innovative strategy to enhance writing competency. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(3): 173-175. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20200220-11

Rohan AJ & Fullerton J (2019). Developing APN Writing Competencies as a Co-requisite for Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, (epub ahead of print). doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000298

Werneburg GT, Nguyen A, Henderson NS, Rackley RR, Shoskes DA, Le Sueur AL, Corcoran AT, Katz AE, Kim J, Rohan AJ, Thanassi DG (2019). The natural history and composition of urinary catheter biofilms: Early uropathogen colonization with intraluminal and distal predominance. Journal of Urology, Aug 20:101097. doi: 10.1097/JU.000…492.

Rohan AJ & Fullerton J (2019). Effects of a programme to advance scholarly writing. Clinical Teacher, 16(6); 580-584. doi: 10.1111/tct.12979

Werneburg GT, Nguyen A, Henderson NS, Rackley RR, Shoskes DA, Le Sueur AL, Corcoran AT, Katz AE, Kim J, Rohan AJ, Thanassi DG (2019). The natural history and composition of urinary catheter biofilms: Early uropathogen colonization with intraluminal and distal predominance. Journal of Urology, Aug 20:101097. doi: 10.1097/JU.000…492

Rohan AJ, Merius H, Caravella G, Pati S (2018). Family perception of community health worker cultural competence: An analysis of patient satisfaction surveys. Archives of Pediatrics and Neonatology, 1 (2), 18-25.

Rohan AJ, Kahn I, Yin D, & Yang J (2018). Passive ceiling light disinfection to reduce bioburden in a medical intensive care unit. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care, 8(3), 138-143. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676655

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Rohan AJ (2018). Evidence-Based Quality Improvement: Taking the First Step in Your Unique Maternal-Infant Practice Setting. Speaker at March of Dimes 40th Annual Perinatal Nursing Conference (New York, NY).

Rohan AJ (2018). A novel advanced practice nursing-biomedical engineering interprofessional education initiative for promoting practical innovation in healthcare. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2018 Doctoral Education Conference (Naples, FL).

Merius, H, Pati, S, Caravella, G., Rohan AJ, (2018). Family Perception of Community Health Worker Cultural Competence: An Analysis of Patient Satisfaction. Poster presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academic Community Advancing Population Health: Teaching Prevention: Reimaging Population Health Education, Practice & Research (Philadelphia, PA).

Rohan AJ, Lamanna L, Yin W (2018). A novel advanced practice nursing-biomedical engineering interprofessional education initiative for promoting practical innovation in healthcare. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2018 Doctoral Education Conference (Naples, FL).

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