Dean Emerita and Professor
Bernadette Dorsch Curry is Dean Emerita and Professor at Molloy College. She holds a Baccalaureate degree from Niagara University, a Master’s degree in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a PhD in Educational Administration, Organization and Policy from the University at Buffalo, and a Certificate in Leadership from Harvard University. In addition, she has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. She has held academic and clinical roles, including faculty, chair, enrollment coordinator, and advancement officer at varied institutions. As Dean of the school of Nursing at Molloy College, she initiated the PhD program. Dr. Curry has delivered numerous presentations at community, regional, national and international venues, including France, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and Austria. She was presented a medal by the French Navy in recognition for achievement in nursing education. She has been an active participant and officer in a variety of professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, American Nurses Association (ANA), International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN), American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), American Association for French Speaking Health Professionals, Greater New York, Nassau, Suffolk Organization of Nurse Executives. She sits on a number of boards, serves as a Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Team Leader for evaluation of nursing programs, mentors doctoral students, and participated in the first Taking Care at the Bedside (TCAB) national initiative. She has published a variety of articles, including those requested for repository in the Jean Piaget Archives in Geneva, Switzerland and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Currently, she is writing a book on Doctoral Education, and recently completed a study on the Motivation of Men in Nursing to Pursue the PhD degree.
She has been an ardent advocate for men in nursing which is one area of interest. Other interests include leadership, professionalism, image of nursing, higher education, and marketing