McFarquhar, Claudette

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Phone: 718-262-2054
Office Location: SC-104C

Office Hours  
Mondays:  9:00 - 10:00 am and 5:00 - 6:00pm 
Tuesdays:  9:00 - 10:00am 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Walden University  Adult Education - Leadership  2001 - 2006 
MSN  Columbia University  Nursing  1989 - 1992 
MS  Columbia University  Public Health  1989-1992 
BS  Medgar Evers College (CUNY)  Nursing  1984 - 1988 
certificate  Paisley Maternity Hospital  Midwife  1979 - 1980 
non-degree  Long Island University  Legal Nurse Consultant  1988 - 1999 
Dr. Claudette McFarquhar’s Biography: Dr McFarquhar is an expert nurse with a PhD in adult education – leadership. She has over 30 years experience as a Registered nurse, a nurse manager, and an educator – working in Obstetric, Neonatal, and Pediatric areas. Joining City University of New York (CUNY) since 1995, and the Faculty at York College in 2012, Dr McFarquhar has lectured extensively in Obstetric and Pediatric nursing. She has researched ‘NCLEX-RN test-taking – failure and success’, and believes that ‘knowledge that is not shared is wasted’. To that end, she specializes in mentoring students toward NCLEX-RN success. She has also established a website at where she blogs on ‘women’s health Issues’. Dr McFarquhar is concerned about the impact of NCLEX-RN failure on the graduate nurse and on the ongoing shortage of nurses. Her goal is to establish “each one teach one mentoring program” among student nurses.

Areas of Expertise

National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse - Success and Failure (Research)
Education & Leadership
Legal Nurse Consultation

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Claudette V. McFarquhar. "Lived Experiences of failure on the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN): Perceptions of Registered nurses." International Journal of Nursing Education. 6 January-June: 5.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Registered Nurses' Perception of Factors Leading to Success on the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) " April 2013: Students; Nurses; Doctoral Candidates.

" From Knowledge to Expert " Fall 2013: College Professors.

" Bringing Theory into Practice - Haiti Experience " Fall 2013: College Professors & Students (Research Day).

" ACEN Self-Study Report for Nursing Program Accreditation " Fall 2013: Assisted with preparing report : Standard II - Faculty Credentials.

" Bringing Theory into Practice - Haiti Experience " Spring 2014: College Professors & Students (CUE Conference).

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Student Service Learning Mission to Haiti: June 7 to 21, 2013.

Health Mission to Bogota, Colombia: Summer, 2012.

Nursing Students' Pinning Cermony: Spring, 2013.

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McFarquhar, Claudette

McFarquhar, Claudette
Associate Professor