- 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.
PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development - NYU College of NursingPost Masters Certificate in Advanced Holistic Nursing - Holistic Nurse Practitioner NYUMS in Family Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY BinghamtonBSN from Marywood CollegeNursing Diploma from Community Medical Center School of Nursing
- Honors and awards
Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant for PhD DissertationThe Lived Experience of Mothering Following Cesarean BirthDistinguished Student Award for Post-Masters Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program at NYUDepartment of Nursing’s Faculty Award for Excellence - Marywood UniversityT. Catherine Hollow Award for Compassion and Outstanding Bedside Nursing Ability - Community Medical Center School of NursingBoard certified as a Family Nurse PractitionerBoard certified as a Gerontological Nurse PractitionerBoard Certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic NurseNon-profit Community Grants from Scranton Area Foundation Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and Margaret Briggs Foundation
Women's healthPrimary careFamiliesHolistic care
- Professional membership
American Association of Nurse PractitionersAmerican Holistic Nurses AssociationAssociation of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal NursesLamaze InternationalSigma Theta TauNational Organization of Nurse Practitioner FacultiesPennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
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
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
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
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.