DNP, 2009, Columbia University
MSN, 1995, University of Miami
BSN, 1988, University of Miami
Saribel Quinones’s clinical expertise is pediatric primary care. Dr. Quinones has been in clinical practice in the are of primary care as a pediatric nurse practitioner for almost 20 years. She has worked with the most vulnerable population; children that have been physically and/or sexually abused. She has provided primary care for children in foster care both in Florida and in New York. In addition, she works in a private practice in Westchester County. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Quinones’ areas of interest include child maltreatment, childhood obesity, breastfeeding, immunizations, adolescent care and global pediatric health.
Dr. Quinones has been teaching at New York University College of Nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is currently involved with the child maltreatment special interest group on a corporal punishment project that is exploring health care professionals view on corporal punishment as a means of discipline.
Honors and Awards
2007, Columbia University Mary Dickey Lindsay Nursing Scholar Award
Registered Professional Nurse, State of New York
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: Pediatrics, State of New York
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Board Certified as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP)
Child Maltreatment and Neglect Special Interest Group (Sig)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses, NY Chapter
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Fellow Member
Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Zeta Chapter
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests
Dr. Quinones has been practicing pediatric primary care in children from birth to 21 years of age for 16 years. The population of interest has been children in foster care and children of Hispanic ethnicity. In addition, she has worked in Child Advocacy Centers and has been part of the Child Protection Team working with child abuse and neglect victims.