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Valera Hascup,
Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing

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About Dr. Hascup

My teaching philosophy is student-centered, and the student is the center of all that I do. I believe that teaching and learning are a collaborative endeavor, and I strive to be a mentor and role model by facilitating a trusting open relationship between a student and myself. It is only in this academic environment, one that embraces the individuality and creativity of each student, that facilitates learning. As a professor, I believe that we impart as much by role modeling as we do in mentoring, and it is vitally important for the teacher to “walk the talk.” My goal is to work with each student individually to assist them to achieve their educational goals.

I believe in creating a scholarly environment, one that not only educates and motivates students to embrace scholarship, but that stimulates scholarly dialogue in class and through discussion board activities in the online environment. My extensive clinical and research experience has been invaluable in my teaching. Educating and mentoring RNs in the conduct of research, evidence-based practice, and nursing theory has been one of the highlights of my career. My clinical, faculty and research experience serve as an inspiration for my students.

“My teaching philosophy is student-centered. I believe that teaching and learning are a collaborative endeavor, and I strive to be a mentor and role model by facilitating a trusting open relationship between a student and myself. It is only in this academic environment, one that embraces the individuality and creativity of each student, that facilitates learning. I believe in creating a scholarly environment, one that not only educates and motivates students to embrace scholarship, but that stimulates scholarly dialogue in class and through discussion board activities in the online environment. My extensive clinical and research experience have been invaluable in my teaching. Educating and mentoring RNs in the conduct of research, evidence-based practice, and nursing theory has been one of the highlights of my career. My clinical, faculty, and research experience serve as an inspiration for my students.”

Research Interests

  • In academia
  • Incivility among nursing faculty.
  • Women’s health issues in vulnerable populations, primarily depression, general, and antepartum and postpartum depression in Latina and African American women.

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Duquesne University, Ph.D.

  • Duquesne University, Post Master's Certificate, Transcultural Nursing

  • Rutgers University, Post Master's Certificate, Nursing Education,

  • Thomas Edison University, Post Master's Certificate, Distance Learning

  • Kean University, MSN

  • Felician University, BSN

Accomplishments

  • 2019 George Hebert Legacy Award Grant, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers University

  • 2018 Saint Peter's University Research Fellowship

  • 2018 Saint Peter's University Research Funding

  • 2017-2018 Nominated for the Beacon of Light Award, IFN/NJSNA; Recognized for outstanding contributions to nursing education.

  • 2016 NJ March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award, Research

  • 2015 Felician University, Inducted into the School of Nursing’s First Hall of Honor

  • 2015 The Felician College Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

  • 2014 NLN Ambassador, School of Nursing, Kean University

  • 2011 ONE NJ Professional Leadership Award (November 2011)

  • 2011 Nominated for the March of Dimes Education/Research Award

  • 2010 National League of Nursing, New Jersey (NLN NJ) Award- Named one of the Top Ten Nurses in New Jersey. Recognized for outstanding leadership in nursing and nursing education and for research in vulnerable populations

  • 2009 Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, Sigma Theta Tau

  • 2009 Epsilon Phi Research Award

  • 2008 The Carmella Zoucha Memorial Research Award, Duquesne University

Publications

Beliefs, Practices, and Experiences of Postpartum Mexican American Women
M. McFarland, H. Webbe-Almah, V. Hascup – Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research and Practice 4th Ed, 2018

The Role of the PhD RN: The Journey to Motivating and Engaging the Direct Care RN in Evidence-Based Practice and Original Research Part I
V. Hascup – New Jersey Nurse & The Institute for Nursing Newsletter, 2017

The Role of the PhD RN: The Journey to Motivating and Engaging the Direct Care RN in Evidence-Based Practice and Original Research Part II
V. Hascup – New Jersey Nurse & The Institute for Nursing Newsletter, 2017

Nurses’ attitudes on workforce Advocacy
V. Hascup and members of the ONE Research Council – JONA,2015

Practice models: A concept analysis
V. Hascup and Members of ONE NJ Research Council – Nursing Management, 2013

Professional Associations

American Nurses Association (ANA) – Member
New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) – Member
New Jersey League of Nursing (NJLN) – Member
Transcultural Nursing Society – Member
Eastern Nursing Research Society – Member
Editorial Board, Annals of Nursing Research – Member
Bright and Beautiful Certified Therapy Dogs, Inc. – Member
Lambda Iota Chapter – Member
International Council on Women’s Health Issues – Member
Phi Kappa Phi – Member
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society – Member
Committee on Magnet Organizations (COMO) – Former Member

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