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Dr. Lorraine Chewey, EdD, RN NJCSN

School Nurse Educator,
New Jersey City University

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New Jersey City University
2039 John F Kennedy Blvd
PS 219
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1596
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As a tenured professor for more than a decade, Dr. Chewey developed and continues to coordinate the School Nurse Certification Program at New Jersey City University. This robust graduate-level program is the largest of its kind in the country, and is offered at two N.J. locations as well as completely online. In 2016 Dr. Chewey accepted a position as School Nurse Faculty in the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program in the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. This nationally recognized program has been preparing and promoting school nurses as leaders in their communities for more than 20 years! Prior to entering academia, Lorraine worked as a state-certified school nurse for ten years. She received her doctoral degree in Nursing Education at Teachers College Columbia University with an emphasis in higher, post-secondary, and adult education. She has been an active member of the NASN and the New Jersey State School Nurses Association for many years. She founded the New Jersey Consortium of School Nurse Educators in 2005, and in the same year developed an electronic discussion forum for New Jersey School Nurses. Dr. Chewey is a passionate advocate for school nursing and to that end, she has worked with many state lobbyists, legislators, and government appointees. She has been an invited speaker at numerous state and national conferences and frequently provides public testimony on behalf of school nursing practice and school health. She thoroughly enjoys preparing nurses for their challenging and multifaceted roles as a school nurses. She is profoundly grateful to be able to work in a field where she can focus on her two passions: teaching and school nursing!


Teachers College Columbia University
New York, New York, United States
EdD, 2016
Nursing Education
2006 To 2016
Dissertation: Do School Nurses Attitudes & Beliefs Influence Non-Medical Exemption Rates for Preschool Influenza
Advisor: Dr. Kathleen O'Connell

New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Master of Science, 2002
Health Sciences
1998 To 2002

New Jersey City University
1994 To 1996

Seton Hall University
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
BSN, 1980
1976 To 1980