Madeline A Naegle

Professor Emerita
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Geriatric Nursing

1 212 998 5321

433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Naegle is nationally and internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing, with a focus on older adults. Her  activities have included  efforts on the integration of   behavioral health into health professional education and practice. Her leadership in organized nursing includes development of international consultation and education and establishment of the NYU College of Nursing WHO Collaborating Center in Geriatric Nursing Education. She is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Class of 2016-17 and serves as Associate Director, RMCON Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.

PhD, New York University, Division of Nursing
MA, New York University, Division of Nursing
BSN, Nazareth College of Rochester
Honors and awards
Anderson J. Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award, Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse (2010)
National Nurses’ Society on Addictions (INTNSA) Spirit Award (2007)
Honorary Recognition. New York State Nurses Association (2007)
National Nurses’ Society on Addictions (INTNSA) Spirit Award (2007)
Honorary Recognition. New York State Nurses Association (2007)
J.W. Fulbright Senior Fellow, University of Sao Paulo (2006)
NYU Division of Nursing Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumna Award (2005)
The Hildegard E. Peplau Award, American Nurses’ Association (2002)
(-2001) Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care (2000)
Outstanding Alumna, Nazareth College of Rochester (2000)
New York State Nurses’ Association Leadership Institute (1999)
National Nurses Society on Addictions, President’s Award (1998)
J.W. Fulbright Fellow, University of Malta (1995)
Amanda Silver Distinguished Service Award, N.Y. County Registered Nurses’ Association (1994)
Legislative & Health Policy Award, Division of Nursing, NYU (1992)
YWCA Academy of Women Achievers (1991)
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (1989)
Charter Member, Nursing Honor Society, Nazareth College (1988)
New York County Registered Nurses’ Association Presidential Citation (1986)
Outstanding Young Women of America (1972)
Sigma Theta Tau, Upsilon Chapter, National Honor Society for Nursing (1967)
Kappa Gamma Pi, National Honor Society, Catholic Women’s Colleges (1964)
Mental health
Substance use
Professional membership
American Academy of Nursing: Member, Expert Panel on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
American Nurses’ Association
American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Tobacco Dependence Council: Member
Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse: Member
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Fulbright Association: New York and National Chapters
International Nurses’ Society on Addictions
National League for Nursing: Member
New York Academy of Science: Member USDHHS, Division of Nursing, Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drugs
New York University, Division of Nursing Alumni Assoc.: Member, Faculty Advisor
Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Psi Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau, Upsilon Chapter: Member

Substance misuse and alcohol use disorders

Naegle, M. (2012). In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker, Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (516-543). Springer Publishing Company.

Substance abuse and addiction in registered professional nurses

Naegle, M.A. (2011). In J.J. Fitzpatrick, & M.W. Kazer, Encyclopedia of nursing research Encyclopedia of nursing research (3rd ed.) (497-500). Springer Publishing Company.

The attending nurse: an evolving model for integrating nursing education and practice.

Fulmer, T., Cathcart, E., Glassman, K., Budin, W., Naegle, M., & Devanter, N. V. (2011). The open nursing journal 5, (9-13). 10.2174/1874434601105010009

The discipline of nursing continues to evolve in keeping with the dramatic expansion of scientific knowledge, technology, and a concomitant increase in complexity of patient care in all practice settings. Changing patient demographics require complex planning for co-morbidities associated with chronic diseases and life-saving advances that have altered mortality in ways never before imagined. These changes in practice, coupled with findings from sophisticated nursing research and the continuous development of new nursing knowledge, call for realignments of the relationships among academic faculty in schools of nursing, advanced practice nurse administrators, and staff nurses at the forefront of practice. This article offers a model designed to bridge the gaps among academic settings, administrative offices and the euphemistic "bedsides" where staff nurses practice. Here we describe the nurse attending model in place at the New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and provide qualitative data that support progress in our work.

An Evidence-based Protocol for Smoking Cessation for Persons with Psychotic Disorders

Morrison, K.N., & Naegle, M.A. (2010). Journal of Addictions Nursing 21, (79-86). 10.3109/10884602.2010.481505 Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health).

Treating tobacco dependence in persons with mental illness: Identifying challenges and opportunities

Naegle, M.A., Palmer-Erbs, V., Schroeder, S.A., & Stevens, G.L. (2010). Counseling Points: Breaking Barriers and Implementing Changes

Attracting health professional students to substance abuse research.

Kalet, A., Gillespie, C., Naegle, M. A., & More, F. (2009). Medical education 43, (1094). 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03479.x

Nursing education in the prevention and treatment of SUD

Naegle, M.A. (2009). Substance Abuse 23, (247-261). 10.1080/08897070209511519 Informa UK Limited.

Screening for alcohol use and misuse in older adults: using the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test--Geriatric Version.

Naegle, M. A. (2008). The American journal of nursing 108, (50-8; quiz 58-9). 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000339100.32362.d9

The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test--Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) is often used in outpatient settings to detect "at-risk" alcohol use, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism in older adults. As the number of older adults in the United States grows, those who develop problems of abuse and a dependence on alcohol will grow as well. The availability of accurate, easy-to-use screening tools to detect people in need of counseling can increase the number of older adults whose lives can be improved and even lengthened. To watch a free online video of a nurse administering the SMAST-G, go to http://links.lww.com/A271.

Competencies for nursing care of patients with substance related disorders

Naegle, M.A. (2006). SMAD Electronic Journal of Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs

The SATOL Project

Ashenberg Straussner, S.L., Naegle, M.A., Gillespie, C., Wolkstein, E., Donath, R., & Azmitia, E.C. (2006). Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work 3, (39-54). 10.1300/j394v03n03_04 Informa UK Limited.

Necessary Leaps for Addictions Nursing Education and Practice

Naegle, M.A. (2005). Journal of Addictions Nursing 16, (161-162). 10.1080/10884600500434060 Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health).

Rehab instead of prison: drug courts provide opportunities for nurse practitioners.

Naegle, M. A., Richardson, H., & Morton, K. (2004). The American journal of nursing 104, (58-61).


Madeline A. Naegle, Barbara Krainov (2003). Issues in Mental Health Nursing 22, (461-482). 10.1080/01612840119731 Informa UK Limited.

Priapism in child with chronic granulocytic leukemia.

Babel, C. S., Jain, K. C., Mathur, A., & Bhu, N. (1976). Indian pediatrics 13, (961).