College Directory

Rona F. Levin,

Phd, RN
Clinical Professor
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
433 First Ave Room 510
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Nursing Education, and Nursing Diagnosis Clinical Nurse Specialist

PhD, 1981, New York University
MS, 1973, Adelphi University
BS, 1968, Adelphi University
AAS, 1965, Queens College
Professional Overview 
Professor Levin held varied full-time positions at Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) from 2001 through 2011. From 2003 until 2006 she was Project Director of the Joan M. Stout, RN Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Initiative, and created shared appointments with two clinical agencies for the purpose of integrating EBP into the nursing services. She also served as chair of Graduate Studies in the LSN and visiting faculty at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Dr. Levin is also Professor Emeritus of Felician College, where she served as Director, Division of Nursing and then Director, Division of Health Sciences and Professor for 12 years (1988-1999). Prior to her career at Felician College, Dr. Levin held several positions at Adelphi University; including director of the master’s in nursing program and a dual appointment in Nursing Research in collaboration with Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. Professor Levin served as Chair of the Foundation of New York State Nurses Center for Nursing Research and Planning Committee for several years and remains an active member of the Foundation. Professor Levin began her nursing career in 1965 as Staff Nurse at the LI Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. In 2006 her book, Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, co-authored with Harriet Feldman, won an AJN Book of the Year Award. In 2008 she received the Jesse M. Scott award for exemplary integration of research, education and practice by the American Nurses’ Association.
Honors and Awards 
2009, Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award (American Association of Colleges of Nursing)
2009, Dean’s Outstanding Research/Scholarship Award (Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University)
2008, Jesse M. Scott Award, American Nurses Association
2006, AJN Book of the Year Award for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
2003, Leadership Institute of NYSNA
2002, Unique Contribution Award, North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
Registered Professional Nurse, New York
Professional Membership 
Sigma Theta Tau, International
Eastern Nursing Research Society
American Nurses Association

DNP Capstone Seminars
Faculty Mentor for DNP Capstone Projects

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Evidence-Based Practice Improvement

Levin, R. F., & Feldman, H. R. (2012). Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing: A guide for academic and clinical settings (2nd. Ed.). Springer.
Levin, R. F., Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Barnes, M., & Vetter, M. (2011). Fostering Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Nurse and Cost Outcomes in a Community Health Setting: A Pilot Test of the ARCC Model. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 35, 1-13.
Cherofsky, N., Onua, E., Sawo, D., Slavin, E., & Levin, R. (2011). Telehealth in patients with congestive heart failure in long term home health care. Joanna Briggs Library of Systemic Reviews, 9, 1271-1296.
Worral, P. S., Levin, R. F., & Cote’ Arsenault, D. (2010). Documenting an EBP project: Guidelines for what to include and why.
Levin, R.F., Keefer, J.M., Marren, J., Vetter, M., Lauder, B., & Sobolewski, S. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Merging 2 two paradigms. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 25, 117-126.