McFarquhar, Claudette

Associate Professor

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

Office Hours 
Mondays: 1:00-1:50 pm Mentoring 
Tuesdays: 9:00 - 10:00am 
Wednesdays: 9:00 - 11:00 9:00 to 11:00am am 


certificate Lehman College (CUNY) FNP Expected December 2015 
PhD WaldenUniversity Adult Education Leadership 2001 - 2006 
MSN Columbia University Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist 1989 - 1992 
MS Columbia University Public Health 1989 - 1992 
BS Medgar Evers College Registered Nurse 1984 - 1988 
non-degree Long Island University Legal Nurse Consultant 1998 - 1999 
non-degree Hammersmith Hospital, London Neonatal Nurse 1980 - (4 months) 
certificate Paisley Maternity Hospital, Scotland State Certified Midwife 1979 - 1980 
AAS Kingston School of Nursing, Jamaica, West Indies Registered Nurse, Diploma 1972 - 1975 
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 2014: 10-14.

Mathew, L., McFarquhar, C., V. Wright, R.. "Facilitating NCLEX-RN success modelACHIEVE in community based program for internationally prepared nurses." International Journal of Nursing Education. 7:1 January 19th 2015: 116-119.

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).

" Utilizing Simulation Technology to Assess and Intervene in Fluid Volume Management During Blood Transfusion in the Obstetric Client (Poster Presentation) " Summer 2015: Nurses:Nurse Educators, Professors.


York College Auxiliary Corporation, Support for York College Nursing Students Pinning Ceremony. December 2014: ($1200.00 requested) no response.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Certified Neonatal Nurse: .

Jamaica Nurses' Group (JNG) (Member): .

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) (Member): .

New York City Association of Neonatal Nurses (NYCANN) (Member): .

Queens County Black Nurses Association (QCBNA) (Member): .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

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

Health Mission to Bogota, Colombia: Summer, 2012.

Student Nursing Club Faculty Advisor: 2012-.

Nursing Students' Pinning Ceremony Committee - Chair: 2013; 2014.

Coordinated Open Houses for prospective students (4- Year BSN PROGRAM & RN-BSN program): 2013; 2014.

York College Summer Research Program (YCSRP) - Mentored High School Students: Summer 2015.

Church Affiliation: Lenox Road Baptist Church - Deacon - visits and provides counseling to shut-in parishioners. Bereavement Group: Co-Facilitates bereavement group (bi-weekly) for parishioners who have experienced the loss of loved ones. Health Ministry Leader: Organized Annual Community Health Fair/Blood Drive. Participated in blood pressure screening/health education: .

McFarquhar, Claudette

McFarquhar, Claudette
Associate Professor