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Geraldine Marrocco

Geraldine Marrocco

Associate Professor
Yale School of Nursing
USA

Biography

Geraldine Marrocco is an Associate Professor of nursing in the Primary Care Division and an adult nurse practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Connecticut State University and her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York majoring in medical surgical nursing. Dr. Marrocco earned a doctoral degree in education from Teacher’s College/Columbia University majoring in disease prevention and health promotion. Dr. Marrocco completed a postmasters certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from Adelphi University in New York. Prior to Yale School of Nursing, Dr. Marrocco taught in the graduate nurse practitioner program at Hunter College in NYC. Dr. Marrocco has taught at all levels of nursing education, primarily in adult and geriatric primary care, medical surgical nursing and critical care. She has a particular interest in the constructiveness theory to achieve transformational learning, incorporating the use of technology and learning activities that include active participation in the class. She also promotes interprofessional learning opportunities through her involvement with Yale School of Medicine programs including the Connecticut Older Adult Collaborative for Health (COACH) program.She serves as a member of Connecticut’s State Board of Nurse Examiner. In August 2015, Dr. Marrocco was selected to serve on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Committee to examine Advanced Practice Nursing Educational programs. Dr. Marrocco is the past President of Delta Mu, YSN chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, a member of the Connecticut Advance Practice Registered Nurse organization and serves on the Advisory Board of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) and Connecticut Hospice. She serves as one of the chief Editors of McGill’s Medical Encyclopedia, (Greyhouse Publishing).Dr. Marrocco is the recipient of 2 teaching awards, the Rosenkranz (2015) and the Webber(2016). Both awards provide funding to examine the use of technology in graduate education.In June 2017, Dr. Marrocco was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners highlighting her involvement in clinical practice, policy initiatives and graduate nursing education.In 2010, she received the prestigious Annie Goodrich Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the students.

Research Interest

Methods to achieve transformational learning in nursing education as well as policy and leadership in advanced practice nursing.