Wright, Renee

Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-2793
Office Location: SC-104


non-degree TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer April 2013 
EDD Teacher's College, Columbia University Organization & Leadership 2007 
MA Teacher's College, Columbia University Organization & Leadership 2002 
BS Pace University Nursing 1996 
AAS Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing Nursing 1989 
For the past 23 years I have been an emergency nurse. My most recent experience has been the nurse educator in the emergency department of a Level I Trauma Center. In 2007 I completed my doctorate degree. I conducted a qualitative study that focused on coping strategies of emergency nurses when faced with traumatic and violent events. The title of my dissertation: “Experiences of emergency nurses: What has been learned from traumatic and violent events?” Over the past 10 years I have done both clinical and didactic teaching as an adjunct faculty member for various undergraduate and graduate programs. My undergraduate experiences ranged from fundamentals of nursing to overseeing senior practicum students. On the graduate level I have taught a research course. When I first started in nursing my mother gave me the book “The Little Engine That Could.” It has been my mantra during my journey. I am fortunate to be able to share this with the students at York College.

Areas of Expertise

Innovations in Teaching
Emergency Nursing

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Mathew, L., McFarquhar, C., & Wright, R.. "Facilitating NCLEX-RN Success Using Model ACHIEVE in a Community Based Program for Internationally Prepared Nurses." International Journal of Nursing Education. 7(1) 2015: 116-119.

Bai, X., Lavin, J., & Wright, R.. "Enhance Learning in a Virtual Professional Environment via 3D Cases." Global Science & Technology Forum-International Journal of Nursing and Health Care. 1(1) 2013: 114-126.

Bai, X., Lavin, J., & Wright, R.. "Virtual Learning in Health Education." WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. 86 2013: 227-236.

Alexandre, M & Wright, R. "Flipping the Classroom for Student Engagement.." International Journal of Nursing Care. 1(2) 2013: 103-106.

Green, J. P., Berger, T., Garg, N., Wright, R. R.., & Radeos, M. S.. "Likelihood Ratios for SIRS Criteria Predict Neither Candidacy for Early Goal Directed Therapy Nor In-patient Mortality in Adult Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Infection." Annals of Emergency Medicine. 52(14) 2008: S72-S73.

Sixsmith, D. M., Pugh, S. C., Wright, R., & Caligiuri, A.. "Nurse Initiated Treatment Protocols at Triage Enhance Compliance with Core Measures for Pneumonia." System Quality Review, Special Edition. Proceedings of the Symposium Quality is Big Business: the Business Implications of the Quality Industry. 2007: .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Wright, R. "Using 3 Dimensional Simulation in Nursing Education." 43rd Biennial Convention. November 2015: .

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Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing 9th Edition" 2017: Chapter 13: Organizational, Political, and Personal Power and Video Case Study: The Impaired Nurse.

"Med-Surg Success 3rd Edition" 2017: Chapter 1: Test Taking.


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Collaborative Interprofessional Simulation Using Standardized Patients: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, &Theatre Arts " March 24, 2017: CUNY Nursing Discipline Council, Annual Faculty Development Day.

" The Impact of Traumatic and Violent Events on Emergency Nurses " March 3, 2017: 4th Annual Research Day Winthrop Hospital.

" Interprofessional Education with Nursing and Occupational Therapy " December 6, 2016: York College.

" The Impact of Traumatic and Violent Events on Emergency Nurses " August 5, 2016: Violence Prevention Institute at the 44nd Annual NBNA Institute and Conference.

" The Use of Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education " February 27, 2016: Molloy College/Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Kappa Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference.

" Incorporating Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education " February 4 to February 6, 2016: AACN Faculty Development Conference.

" Interprofessional Simulation with Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Theatre Arts " December 4, 2015: York College.

" Using 3 Dimensional Simulation in Nursing Education " November 7, 2015 to November 11, 2015: Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention.

" Incorporating High-Fidelity Simulation Learning Experiences for 21st Century Nursing Students: Focus on Evaluation " May 8, 2015: CUE Conference City College.

" Simulation as Teaching Pedagogy: Implementation and Evaluation " April 30, 2015: CETL.

" Coping Strategies of Emergency Nurses: What Has Been Learned From Traumatic & Violent Events? " Graduate Center Nursing Doctorate Nursing Program Research Day: March 6, 2015.

" Experiences of Emergency Nurses: What Has Been Learned From Traumatic & Violent Events " November 14-15, 2014: New York League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau Conference.

" Bringing Theory into Practice " May 2, 2014: CUE Conference LaGuardia Community College.

" Virtual Field Trips in Health Education " January 17, 2014: CUNY Games Festival, CUNY Graduate Center.

" Haiti Through Our Eyes: The Experience of York College Nursing Students " October 26, 2013: Queens County Black Nurses Association, Inc. Annual Research Day.

" Inter-Professional Education Workshop " October 22, 2013: York College.

" Implementing Adjunct Clinical Faculty Online Orientation " September 24, 2013: Montifore Annual Nursing Research Conference.

" Flipping the Classroom for Student Engagement Poster Presentation done in collaboration with Magarett Alexandre " March 15, 2013: SUNY Farmingdale, Annual Research Day.

" Creating A Clinical Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation, Project and Poster Presentation " January 17, 2013: NYCNECT.

" Matching Assessment to Course Outcomes" Poster Presentation done in collaboration with Professor Maria Elena Pina Fonti " October 13, 2012: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

" 9/11 Lessons Learned: An Intercollegiate Nursing Networking Event” " September 25, 2011: Molloy College & Farmingdale Nursing Student Associations.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

NYLN Research Committee-Poster won first place: November 14-15, 2014.


2016-2017 Health and Human Services RFP, Faculty Development Simulation Project. Spring 2017: $17,670.00.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management, The Use of Virtual Simulation with Diverse Student Populations. Spring 2016: $3,800.00.

York College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation, Collaborative Interprofessional Simulation Day. Fall 2015: $450.00.

Office of University Dean for Health and Human Services, Virtual Simulation in Nursing. Spring 2015: $10, 500.00.

Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services, CUNY-Haiti Initiative: Bridging from Theory to Practice. Summer 2013: $26, 000.00.

Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services, Nursing Partnership Promoting Healthy Lifestyles at York College. Fall 2012: $12, 000.00.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning: Since June 2015.

Member of National League of Nursing: Since January 2012.

Member of Kappa Delta Pi: Since May 2002.

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International: Since May 1996.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

STEP/CSTEP SUNY Old Westbury Career Day: April 1, 2017.

Serving Thanksgiving Lunch at Salvation Army, Jamaica, NY: November 23, 2016.

STEP/CSTEP SUNY Old Westbury Career Day: April 9, 2016.

Parent Advisory Board for STEP at SUNY Old Westbury: Since Fall 2015.

Drexel Ave School PTA, Vice President: 2014-2016.

Drexel Ave School PTA, President: 2012-2014.

CUNY Nurse Educator Technology Scholar: 2012-2013.

Drexel Ave School PTA, Council Delegate: 2011-2012.

Park Ave School PTA, Council Delegate: 2009-2011.

Wright, Renee

Wright, Renee
Assistant Professor