Faculty

Babette Biesecker

Babette Biesecker

FNP-BC PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, FNP
Program Director, Holistic Sequence

1 212 998 5338

433 First Avenue
Room 531
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Biesecker has taught graduate nursing for over 20 years and has practiced as a FNP in women’s health, maternal/child health, student health, OB/GYN, rehabilitative medicine, integrative medicine, internal medicine, and ambulatory cardiology arenas. Dr. Biesecker teaches multiple graduate courses and serves as the program director for the Family Nurse Practitioner program and the Advanced Practice Holistic Nursing Specialty Sequence.

Education
PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development - NYU College of Nursing
Post Masters Certificate in Advanced Holistic Nursing - Holistic Nurse Practitioner NYU
MS in Family Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Binghamton
BSN from Marywood College
Nursing Diploma from Community Medical Center School of Nursing
Honors and awards
Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant for PhD Dissertation
The Lived Experience of Mothering Following Cesarean Birth
Distinguished Student Award for Post-Masters Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program at NYU
Department of Nursing’s Faculty Award for Excellence - Marywood University
T. Catherine Hollow Award for Compassion and Outstanding Bedside Nursing Ability - Community Medical Center School of Nursing
Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Board certified as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse
Non-profit Community Grants from Scranton Area Foundation Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and Margaret Briggs Foundation
Specialties
Women's health
Primary care
Families
Holistic care
Professional membership
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Holistic Nurses Association
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Lamaze International
Sigma Theta Tau
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Publications

Evaluation of the clinical hour requirement and attainment of core clinical competencies by nurse practitioner students.

Hallas, D., Biesecker, B., Brennan, M., Newland, J. A., & Haber, J. (2012). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24, 544-53, 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00730.x
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the national practice of fulfilling 500 clinical hours as a requirement for graduation from nurse practitioner (NP) programs at the master's level and to compare this standard to a comprehensive approach of evaluating attainment of clinical competencies.

New guidelines for maternal and neonatal resuscitation.

Stringer, M., Brooks, P. M., King, K., & Biesecker, B. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN, 36, 624-34; quiz 634-5, 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00195.x
Abstract

New evidence has prompted changes in our national cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines for both neonates and adult patients. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the changes recommended by the American Heart Association, Academy of American Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, a strategy for implementing these guidelines into practice is suggested.

Nutrition profiles of African [corrected] American women in the third trimester.

Gennaro, S., Biesecker, B., Fantasia, H. C., Nguyen, M., & Garry, D. MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing, 36, 120-6, 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182057a13
Abstract

To develop a profile of common nutritional patterns among pregnant African American women that will assist healthcare providers in identifying areas for improvement and change.