Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio

Associate Professor

Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio

Phone: (212) 652-2046

Dr. Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio, PhD, EdD, ACNS-BC, CCRN Alumnus, RN, has joined CUNY School of Professional Studies as a tenured Associate Professor. She has an extensive service in the United States Public Health Service and the Veterans Administration as a Clinical Nurse Specialist/CCRN in Adult Critical Care nursing. She was named a Nurse of Distinction in New Jersey while employed at the East Orange VAMC. She has also served as Deputy Director and Chief Nurse for Patient Care Services at the State University of New York. Her academic experiences were in the private sector as a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Nursing at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. Her research activities focus on neurological deficits, specifically children and young adults with developmental disabilities (DD). She authored numerous articles, grants, and presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her funded post-doctoral work studied the attitudes of nursing students toward individuals with developmental disabilities. She serves as an elected board of directors’ member for the Association to Help Retarded Children (AHRC), the largest nonprofit organization in the US that provides an array of services to this vulnerable population and their families. She continues to be an invited expert for educational programs, grants, and tenure review expert in the DD field. She is actively engaged in professional organizations and serves on the national education committee for the Association of Community Health Educators. She is a peer reviewer for numerous nursing journals. Additional areas of interest include a focus on clinical education, outcomes assessment, faculty development, community, and primary care.

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Northcentral University
  • PhD, Kensington University, Public Administration
  • MS, Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
  • BS, Nursing, Staten Island College

Recent News

An Integrative Review of the Attitudes of Acute Care Nurses towards Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

May 23, 2022

International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science

Dr. Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio, an associate professor in the CUNY SPS nursing programs, has published the article "An Integrative Review of the Attitudes of Acute Care Nurses Towards Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" in the International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science. Dr. Marsala-Cervasio co-authored the piece with Marie Lourdes Charles, assistant professor at Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing.