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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by Honoring our Board Certified Nurses


credentials logoSUNY Downstate is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, on March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. Our nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Certified Nurses Day™ is an annual day of recognition for and by healthcare leaders dedicated to nursing professionalism, excellence, recognition, and service. Ultimately, board certification contributes to higher standards of patient care and protects the public. We believe nurses who voluntarily choose to achieve professional certification deserve public recognition and appreciation. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse. 

SUNY Downstate encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA).

Please join SUNY Downstate and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

Below you will find the entire list of Board-Certified Nurses at SUNY Downstate Medical Center:

ANGELICA LLADOC, BSN, RNC-NIC
BARBARA O'SULLIVAN, MSN, WHNO, ANP
BETH STEINFELD, DNP, WHCNP
CHERYL ROLSTON, MA, RNC, NE-BC
CHERYL VINCENT-DUNCAN, RNC-NIC
CORAZON HUAB, BSN, RN, CCRN
CYNTHIA CIUBAL, BSN, RNC-NIC
DANIELLE CARRENARD, MSN, FNP-BC, RNC-NIC
DENISE LEWIS, RN, IBCLC
DENISE ROLSTON, MA, RN, CCRN
DINA ROUDNITSKY, BSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC
DOLLY ROMEO, RN, BSN, OCN
DOLORES MORAN, RN, CGRN
DONNA MENDONCA, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, CDE
ELLEN MCTIGUE, MSN, WHCNP
FLORENCE VIEIRA HINDS, RN, MSN, CDE
GEMMA ABARING, MSN RN, CCRN, CSC
GEORGIANA BELFIORE, RN, CNOR
GRACE LAWRENCE PERRRY, MS, RN, CRRN
GWENETTE ALLEYNE, BSN, RN, CDN
JACQUELINE PATTERSON-JOHNSON, EdD, FNP, CDE
JAYCINTH BLACKMAN, RN, MSc/MBA, CPHQ
JEAN MCHUGH,PhD, RN, APRN-BC
JENNIFER CHAMBERS, MSN, FNP-BC. CCRN
JENNIFER MCDONALD, MSN, RN, CMSRN
JOANNE RITTER-TEITEL, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
JOSEPH JENNAS, MS, CRNA 
JUDY BISHOP, MSA, RN, CRN
KAREN E DUNCAN, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
KATEHRINE GARNER, RNC
KUNJAMMA CHACKO, MSN, RN, CCRN
LAUREN ELLIS, MS, FNP-BC, TNCC
LAUREN HAWKE-IGBAYO, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
LAURIE D'ONOFRIO, RN, CNOR
LINDA COHEN, MPH, MSN, RN, CDE, NC-ASM
LORI A. ESCALLIER, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
LYUDMILA ELGORT, MSN, FNP-BC
MARCELINO ORTIZ, BSN, RNC
MARIA LINDSAY, BSN, RN, CCRN
MARIA ROSARIO-SIM, EdD, RNC, PNP-BC
MARITZA BARBER, MSN, RN, CNN
MARJORIE LAMARQUE, RN, FNP- BC 
MARY CRYMES, BSN, RNC, ACRN
MARY GERMAIN, EdD, ANP- BC, FNAP
MARY JANE TORRES, BSN, RN, CCRN
MATILDA DYER, MS, RNC
MELISSA STEC, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
MELLONEY BARRETT, RN, CNOR
MELVIC S HUMPHREYS, BSN, RN, CNOR
MICHELLE PINK, FNP-BC, RN, MSN, CCRN
MONSURAT BONOJO, BSN, CEN, RN-BC
NATALIYA SHAFOROST, DNP, FNP-C, CDE 
NELLIE BAILEY, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC
NICHOLIN MCMILLAN, MSN, RN-FNP-BC
NOREEN CHAMBERS, BSN, RN, CNOR
PATRICIA DIFUSCO, MS, NP-C, FNP-BC
PATRICIA A. WINSTON, MS, RN, NEA-BC-FACHE
PEARL MARTIN TAYLOR, MSA, RN, RNC
RAY CUPID, MSN, MPA, FNP-BC, NP-C CEN
RENASON BUNBURY, MS, CRNA
SARAH MARSHALL, MSN, RN, ICCE, CCE, CBC, CLC, IAT
SHERENE MCINTYRE, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
SHERON P HENRY, RN, CDN
SHERYL ZHANG, EdD, FNP, CNS-BC
TAO LIU, RN, MS, IBCLC
VERONICA GINES, MA, APN-BC
WINSOME JEFFRIES, RN, CGR










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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care, and is a 376-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. University Hospital is Downstate’s teaching hospital, backed by the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to University Hospital, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health-Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu