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Brian Fasolka


Clinical Assistant Professor

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433 First Avenue
Room 429
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Fasolka is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing.  He received a B.S.N. from DeSales University, an M.S.N. in nursing education from DeSales University, and a PhD in nursing science from Widener University.

Dr. Fasolka’s practice background is in emergency nursing, and he continues to practice as an emergency nurse at a quaternary hospital center.  He served on the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) work team to develop the ENA’s Emergency Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.  His research interests include professional mentoring, men in nursing, and nursing workforce planning.  Dr. Fasolka’s past teaching experience includes adult health and pharmacology for undergraduate students and health policy and politics for graduate students.  He has served as a preceptor for numerous graduate students studying nursing education.  

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Fasolka was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions.


Adult health
Emergency medicine
Nursing education

Professional membership

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Emergency Nurses Association



Objectives and outcomes: The fundamental difference

Wittmann-Price, R. A., & Fasolka, B. (2010). Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(4), 233-236.
This discussion focuses on the difference between educational objectives and outcomes. Both terms are used in nursing education, many times for the same purpose, yet they are expressions of different educational paradigms. A historical view of the development of objectives and outcomes is provided as well as a description of each.The discussion concludes with a demonstration of formats for developing educational outcomes.