Dr. Ea

Emerson Ea

Clinical Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Clinical and Adjunct Faculty Affairs

1 212 998 5300

433 First Avenue
Room 420
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Emerson Ea is currently Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical and Adjunct Faculty Affairs at Meyers. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University and PhD in Nursing from Duquesne University. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing from Long Island University and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of St. La Salle, Philippines. His scholarship interests include immigrant health especially among Filipino Americans, global health, health equity, and nursing education. He is an active member of the Philippine Nurses Association, the Asian American and Pacific Island Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. He was Senior Manager for Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research at Mount Sinai Hospital from 2011-2013, a Jonas Policy Scholar for the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competence and Health Equity Expert Panel from 2014-2016, and he is currently a Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Program (LANP). He is board certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing.

He has published on topics that relate to work and personal-related outcomes among internationally-educated nurses, Filipino immigrant health, gerontologic nursing, and nursing education and practice.  He received the Nursing Research Award from the Philippine Nurses Association of New York in 2012, the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011, the Most Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award (Nursing Research Category) from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines, and the 2015 Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Scholarship Award. He was recently recognized by the President of the Borough of Queens, New York for his contribution to the Filipino American community. 

PhD, 2016, Duquesne University
DNP, 2007, Case Western Reserve University
MS, 1999, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
BSN, 1992, University of St La Salle-Bacolod, Philippines
Honors and awards
PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (2014)
American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Fellow (2014)
Distinguished Faculty Award, Undergraduate Student Nurses Association, New York University College of Nursing (2011)
Selected Participant, QSEN Consortium Institute, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2010)
Grant Participant and Scholarship Recipient, Certificate in Distance Education Program (CDEP), Thomas Edison State College (2008)
Selected as one of the 25 Nurse Scientist Researcher Mentee, National Council of Ethnic Minority Nurses Associations (NCEMNA) (2007)
Nurse Service Award, Emergency Department, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (2007)
Chosen as one of the 50 notable alumni of Long Island University School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY (2000)
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (2017)
Citation of Honor, Philippine-American Friendship Day Celebration, Queens, New Yor (2016)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) Fellow (2016)
Nursing education
Chronic disease
Non-communicable disease
Professional membership
American Nurses Association
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association (NCEMNA)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Philippine Nurses Association (PNA)
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Alpha Mu (CWRU) and Upsilon (NYU)
Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS)

Cultural competence and psychological empowerment among acute care nurses

Ea, E. & Gilles, S. (2018). Nursing research critique: A guide to excellence. In Bauce, K. & Fitzpatrick, J., Springer Publishing Company.


Ea, E. (2017). In Fitzpatrick, J., Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.) Springer Publishing Company.

Making QSEN visible in the classroom: Innovative use of in-class care mapping activity.

Rodriguez, K., Boyar, K., Weidel, J. & Ea, E. (2016). QSEN Institute Teaching Strategy

301 Careers in Nursing

Fitzpatrick, J., Ea, E., & Bai, L. (2016). 301 Careers in Nursing New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company..

A nurse practitioner-led heart failure education program for certified nursing assistants in a long term care facility

Kim, J., Ea, E., Parish, A., & Levin, R. (2016). Annals of Long Term Care ( 24(5), 27-34.).

Evaluating the need for organ donation and transplant related education in nursing curricula

Cerrato, A., Ea, E., & Flom, P. (2016). Nursing Education Perspectives


Ea, E (2015). Encyclopedia of Nursing Education New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company..

Acculturation Theory

Ea, E (2014). Theories guiding nursing research and practice New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.


Cajulis, C., & Ea, E (2013). Relationship based care in relationship based care and professional nursing practice Minneapolis, MN: Creative Health Care Management.

Job satisfaction among immigrant nurses in Israel and the United States of America.

Itzhaki, M., Ea, E., Ehrenfeld, M., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2013). International nursing review 60, (122-8). 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2012.01035.x

The aim of this study is to examine perceptions of job satisfaction among immigrant registered nurses (RNs) in Israel and the USA.

Attaining Baccalaureate CompetenciesforNursing CareofOlder Adults Through Curriculum Innovation

MAURO, A.M.P., HICKEY, M.T., McCABE, D.E., & EA, E. (2012). Nursing Education Perspectives 33, (187-190). 10.5480/1536-5026-33.3.187 Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health).

201 Careers in Nursing

Fitzpatrick, J., & Ea, E.E. (2011). 201 Careers in Nursing 201 Careers in Nursing Springer Publishing Company.


Ea, E.E. (2011). In J. J. Fitzpatrick, & M.W. Kazer, Encyclopedia of nursing research Encyclopedia of nursing research (3rd ed.) (1-2). Springer Publishing Company.

Doctor of nursing practice and nursing education: Highlights, potential and promise.

Danzey, I., Ea, E., Fitzpatrick, J., Garbutt, S., Rafferty, M., & Zychowicz, M. (2011). Journal of Professional Nursing ( 5, 311-314).

Is Nursing Education Considered an Advanced Practice Role?

Gardenier, D. (2011). The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 7, (370-371). 10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.03.028 Elsevier BV.

Structuring the nursing home experience: A web-based resource for clinical faculty.

Mezey, M., & Ea, E. (2011). The Gerontologist (51(Supplement 2), 371).

Acculturation among immigrant nurses in Israel and the United States of America.

Ea, E., Itzhaki, M., Ehrenfeld, M., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2010). International nursing review 57, (443-8). 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00812.x

Former Soviet Union (FSU) nurses in Israel and Filipino registered nurses (RNs) in the United States of America (USA) play significant roles in the delivery of health-care services in their host countries. However, little is known about how they acculturate in a different culture.

Should nursing education be considered advanced practice? Point/Counterpoint

Ea, E (2010). The Journal for Nurse Practitioners ( 7(5), 370-371).

Job satisfaction and acculturation among Filipino registered nurses.

Ea, E. E., Griffin, M. Q., L'Eplattenier, N., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2008). Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 40, (46-51). 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2007.00205.x

To determine the (a) levels of acculturation and job satisfaction, (b) relationship between acculturation and job satisfaction, and (c) effects of select sociodemographic variables in predicting job satisfaction among Filipino RNs educated in the Philippines who are working in the US.

Integrating disaster preparedness into a community health nursing course: one school's experience.

Ireland, M., Ea, E., Kontzamanis, E., & Michel, C. Disaster management & response : DMR : an official publication of the Emergency Nurses Association 4, (72-6). 10.1016/j.dmr.2006.03.001

It is not practical to wait for a disaster, whether natural or human-made, to learn how to respond and provide specialized care. The Long Island University School of Nursing in Brooklyn, New York, has developed a specific educational experience for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in community health. The course is offered in the senior semester and includes didactic material based on the International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education-recommended competencies. Students are given the opportunity to apply the learning and develop additional skills by participating in a mock drill. Although anecdotal comments from the students indicate that the coursework has been helpful, additional research is planned to evaluate the program.

Self-care among Filipinos in the United States who have hypertension

Ea, E., Colbert, A., Turk, M., & Dickson, V. Applied Nursing Research 39, (71-76). doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.11.002