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Fidelindo Lim


Clinical Associate Professor

1 212 992 9078

433 First Avenue
Room 431
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview


Fidel Lim has worked as a critical care nurse for 18 years and concurrently, since 1996, has been a faculty member at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As the faculty advisor to various student groups (Undergraduate Nursing Student Organization, Asian Pacific-Islander Nursing Students Association, Men Entering Nursing, and the LGBT group) he has, among other things, fostered salience in nursing education through high-quality extra-curricular programming. His work as a Nurse Educator in a Magnet-designated hospital provides sustainable staff-focused educational support. He is particularly interested in bridging gaps in nurse engagement and practice excellence. Dr. Lim has published articles on an array of topics ranging from clinical practice, nursing education issues, LGBT health disparities, reflective practice, men in nursing, and Florence Nightingale among others.


DNP - Northeastern University
MA - New York University
BSN - Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Honors and awards

Distinguished Clinical Nursing Faculty Award - NYU, College of Nursing - Undergraduate Nursing Students Association; (2015)
Baccalaureate Faculty Excellence Award - NYU, College of Nursing Students Association; (2014)
Nursing Education Foundation Scholarship Award, National League for Nursing; (2013)
Nurse Educator of the Year, Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. (2013)


Acute care

Professional membership

American Nurses Association New York;
American Association of Critical Care Nurses;
American Assembly for Men in Nursing:
New York City Men in Nursing;
Philippine Nurses Association of New York;
National League for Nursing (NLN);
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association;
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International



Lifestyle modifications in adults and older adults with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)

Commisso, A., & Lim, F. (2019). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 42(1), 64-74. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000239
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disorder that causes the unwanted backflow of gastric contents into the esophagus, throat, and mouth.1 Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects roughly 20% of the US population. It is estimated that older adults experience GERD symptoms more commonly and with greater severity because of age-related physiologic changes. Comorbidities and polypharmacy, common in older adults, can also exacerbate GERD symptoms, which can allow the disease to progress. This integrative review aims to identify key lifestyle-associated risk factors and interventions appropriate for older adults with GERD. Findings can drive evidence-based collaborative best practices to care for patients in both acute and community settings with GERD. Recommendations for nursing education material that aims to address the gap of multilingual and culturally relevant GERD content will be discussed. It is likely that the prevalence of GERD will increase as the prevalence of obesity increases. It is here that registered nurses can play an instrumental role in the prevention and management of GERD in older adults by providing education, promoting health behaviors, and serving as patient advocates.

Delivering LGBTQ-sensitive care

Lim, F., Paguirigan, M., & Cernivani, D. (2018). Nursing Critical Care, 13(4), 14-19. 10.1097/01.CCN.0000534918.70677.9c
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have historically faced prejudices, often resulting in significant health disparities. Critical care nurses have a duty to provide all patients, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, with the best possible care. This article examines a framework for LGBTQ-sensitive care as well as best practices and additional resources.

Faculty and Student Perspectives on Mentorship in a Nursing Honors Program

Nelson, N., Lim, F., Navarra, A. M., Rodriguez, K., Witkoski, A., & Slater, L. Z. (2018). Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(1), 29-31. 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000197
Honors programs in nursing can facilitate the professional development of high-achieving students, supporting their lifelong engagement in nursing practice, education, research, and health care policy issues. Strong mentoring relationships are commonly identified as essential to the success of nursing honors programs, but literature on mentoring relationships in an honors context is limited. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into faculty and student expectations for mentorship. Faculty and students shared similar expectations for both the mentor and mentee, highlighting key themes of engagement, facilitation, accountability, and collaboration as necessary for the success of an undergraduate nursing honors program.

Nursing Humanities: Teaching for a Sense of Salience

Lim, F., & Marsaglia, M. J. (2018). Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(2), 121-122. 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000184
Reports have indicated that nursing programs in the United States are not generally effective in teaching nursing science, natural science, the social sciences, and the humanities. The value of the lifelong study of humanities for nurses is the invitation for contemplation on the human experience so we can make informed moral, spiritual, and intellectual sense of the world. In essence, when we understand, we become more empathetic. This article adds to the call for teaching for a sense of salience in nursing through the meaningful synthesis of humanities in baccalaureate education.

Beliefs and perceptions of mentorship among nursing faculty and traditional and accelerated undergraduate nursing students

Dunn-Navarra, A.-M., Stimpfel, A., Rodriguez, K., Lim, F., Nelson, N., & Slater, L. (2017). Nurse Education Today, 61, 20-24. 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.009
Background In order to meet the demands of a dynamic and complex health care landscape, nursing education must develop and implement programming to produce a highly educated nursing workforce. Interprofessional honors education in nursing with targeted mentorship is one such model. Purpose To describe undergraduate nursing student and faculty perceptions and beliefs of mentorship in the context of interprofessional honors education, and compare and contrast the perceptions and beliefs about mentorship in interprofessional honors education between undergraduate nursing students and faculty. Methods The study used a cross-sectional, descriptive design. Data were collected at an urban university in the northeast US, using a researcher-developed electronic survey. The sample included 24 full-time nursing faculty, and 142 undergraduate nursing students. Results Perceptions and beliefs regarding mentorship in the context of interprofessional honors education were similar for faculty and students, with both ranking mentorship among the most important components of a successful honors program. Conclusions Honors education with a dedicated mentorship component may be implemented to improve the undergraduate education experience, facilitate advanced degree attainment, and develop future nursing leaders.

The emerging threat of synthetic cannabinoids

Phillips, J., Lim, F., & Hsu, R. (2017). Nursing Management, 48(3), 22-30. 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000512504.16830.b6

Factors influencing weaning older adults from mechanical ventilation: An integrative review

Stieff, K. V., Lim, F., & Chen, L. (2017). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 40(2), 165-177. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000154
This study aim was to describe the influences that affect weaning from mechanical ventilation among older adults in the intensive care unit (ICU). Adults older than 65 years comprised only 14.5% of the US population in 2014; however, they accounted up to 45% of all ICU admissions. As this population grows, the number of ICU admissions is expected to increase. One of the most common procedures for hospitalized adults 75 years and older is mechanical ventilation. An integrative review methodology was applied to analyze and synthesize primary research reports. A search for the articles was performed using the PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) databases; using the keywords and Boolean operators "older adults," "weaning," "mechanical ventilation," and intensive care unit. Although physiologic changes that occur with aging place older adults at higher risk for respiratory complications and mortality, there are many factors, other than chronological age, that can determine a patient's ability to be successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation. Of the 6 studies reviewed, all identified various predictors of weaning outcome, which included maximal inspiratory pressure, rapid shallow breathing index, fluid balance, comorbidity burden, severity of illness, emphysematous changes, and low serum albumin. Age, in and of itself, is not a predictor of weaning from mechanical ventilation. More studies are needed to describe the influences affecting weaning older adults from mechanical ventilation.

Managing hypocalcemia in massive blood transfusion

Lim, F., Chen, L., & Borski, D. (2017). Nursing. 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000515501.72414.e3

Find out how to respond appropriately when patients express bigotry at the bedside

Lim, F., & Borski, D. B. (2016). Nursing Management, 47(8), 48-52. 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000473515.84420.ad

Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons: An Integrative Review

Lim, F., & Hsu, R. (2016). Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(3), 144-152. 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000004
AIM The aim of this study was to critically appraise and synthesize findings from studies on the attitudes of nursing students toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. BACKGROUND There is paucity of research to assess the attitudes of nursing students toward LGBT persons. METHOD An electronic search was conducted using PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, EbscoHost, PsycInfo, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature using medical subject headings terminologies. Search terms used included gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, LGBT, nursing students, baccalaureate nursing, undergraduate nursing, homophobia, homosexuality, sexual minority, attitudes, discrimination, and prejudice RESULTS Less than 50 percent of the studies (5 out of 12) suggested positively leaning attitudes of nursing students toward LGBT persons; six studies reported negative attitudes, and one study reported neutral attitudes. CONCLUSION There are some indications that student attitudes may be moving toward positively leaning. Studies published before 2000 reported a preponderance of negative attitudes.