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Babette Biesecker,

Clinical Instructor
Coordinator, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program
433 First Ave Room 531
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Family health, Primary care, Maternal-child health, Cardiology and Gerontology

PhD, Current, New York University College of Nursing
Post Master’s Certificate- Advanced Holistic Nursing: Holistic Nurse Practitioner, 2000, New York University College of Nursing
Master’s of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner - Concentration: Maternal- Child Health – 1996 - SUNY Binghamtom
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, BSN, 1990, Marywood University
Diploma, 1983, Community Medical Center School of Nursing
Professional Overview 
Babette Biesecker is an experienced family nurse practitioner who has educated NPs for over 15 years and practiced in women’s health, college health, OB/GYN, rehabilitation, internal medicine and cardiology arenas. She is one of the first three holistic nurse practitioners in the U.S. and maintains multiple certifications including FNP, GNP, advanced holistic nursing, NICU nursing, Lamaze educator, interactive guided imagery practitioner, and clinical aromatherapy practitioner. She has studied multiple other CAM modalities. After joining NYU as full time faculty in 2006, Ms. Biesecker spearheaded curricular changes facilitating dual preparation of primary care/holistic nurse practitioners. Ms. Biesecker currently teaches ten graduate courses, coordinates the ANP/HNP program, maintains clinical practice as an FNP and conducts dissertation research as a PhD candidate.
Honors and Awards 
2000, Distinguished Student Award for Post-Masters Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program – New York University
1990, Department of Nursing’s Faculty Award for Excellence, Marywood University
1983, T. Catherine Hollow Award for Compassion and Outstanding Bedside Nursing Ability
1983, Community Medical Center’s Board of Directors’ First in Class Award
ANCC, Family Nurse Practitioner
ANCC, Gerontolological Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
Professional Membership 
American Nurses Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Holistic Nurses Association
Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses
Lamaze International
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Sigma Theta Tau (Xi Gamma and Upsilon chapters)
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Family nurse practitioner currently practicing in cardiology and primary care, previous advanced practice clinical positions include FNP at family birthing suites (families experiencing pregnancy, birth, postpartum and NICU services), FNP and CAM practitioner for rehabilitation medicine (chronic pain patients with orthopedic/neuromuscular disorders in a community based setting), FNP for community based organization offering contraception and obstetric/gynecological services, FNP for college student health center

Hallas, D., Biesecker, B., Brennan, M., Newland, J. A., & Haber, J. (2012). Evaluation of the clinical hour requirement and attainment of core clinical competencies by nurse practitioner students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24, 544-553. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00730.x.
Gennaro, S., Biesecker, B., Fantasia, H.C., Nguyen, M., & Garry, D. (2011). Nutrition profiles of American women in the third trimester. MCN: American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 36, 120-126. 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182057a13.
Stringer, M., Brooks, P.M., King, K., & Biesecker, B. (2007). New guidelines for maternal and neonatal resuscitation. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 36, 624-635. 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00195.x.