- Professional overview
Dr. Maria A. Mendoza is an experienced clinician and educator. She has many years of teaching experience in a variety of nursing programs including diploma, associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees, professional development, and continuing education. She served as Director of Nursing Education at Brookdale University Hospital where she expanded the continuing education program and implemented the competency-based staff development during her tenure. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Rory Myers College of Nursing, she practiced as an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner in primary care and diabetes at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital for twenty years. While there she also directed the Chronic Disease Management and Diabetes Education programs and coordinated the NIH landmark diabetes study, ACCORD, and co-primary investigator in other pharmaceutical research. Dr. Mendoza specializes in curriculum design/evaluation and program development. She is consultant to NYC Health + Hospital and Lincoln Medical Center in designing and evaluating a train the trainer program to enhance RN skills in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and in developing the leadership skills of nurse managers, respectively. Her global collaboration with the faculty at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam includes consultation in developing a graduate nursing curriculum, and faculty development on clinical teaching and evidence-based practice. Dr. Mendoza is also part of the NYUCN Liberia’s National Health Workforce program (2015-2021) project “Addressing Liberia’s Health Workforce Shortage.” She is author of articles and chapters in diabetes self-management and nursing education. She is a reviewer for professional nursing journals such as Clinical Nursing Research, Frontiers Public Health Education and Promotion, and Austin Journal of Nursing.
Baccalaureate in Nursing - Trinity College of Quezon CityMaster of Arts major in Teaching - Teachers College Columbia UniversityMaster of Education major in Adult Health - Teachers College Columbia UniversityDoctor of Education - Teachers College Columbia UniversityGerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate - New York Hospital/Cornell School of Continuing Education
- Honors and awards
New York Health + HospitalFellow, New York Academy of MedicineCorporate Nurse of the Year (2010)
Primary careDiabetesAdult healthChronic diseasePalliative care
- Professional membership
National League for NursingSigma Theta TauAmerican Nurses Association - New YorkNew York Academy of Medicine
Behavioral and Educational Approaches to Diabetes Self-ManagementMendoza, M.A., Welbeck, M., & Parikh, G. (2010). Principles of Diabetes Mellitus (659-675). 10.1007/978-0-387-09841-8_40 Springer US.
Fluid-gas transport: OxygenationCulpepper, D.M., & Mendoza, M.A. (1998). In J.M. Leahy & P.E. Kizilay, Foundations of nursing practice Foundations of nursing practice (835-895). W.B. Saunders.