College Directory

Amy Witkoski Stimpfel,

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
433 First Avenue Office 658
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 
212-992-9387
Fax: 
212-995-3143
Email: 
as8078@nyu.edu
Areas of Specialization 

health services research, nurse work hours, occupational health, patient safety & quality of care outcomes, nursing workforce

Education 
University of Pennsylvania, 2011, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, 2009, MS
Villanova University, 2006, BSN
Professional Overview 
Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel is a health services researcher whose scholarship is focused on: (1) understanding the impact of nurses' working conditions on safety, quality of care, and nurse workforce outcomes and (2) identifying how to optimize the modifiable conditions of the work environment as a means to improve outcomes. She primarily utilizes large data sets and quantitative methods in her research. Prior to joining the faculty at the NYU College of Nursing, Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel was a T32 post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Honors and Awards 
2011, T32 Post-doctoral fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research
2009, T01 Pre-doctoral fellowship, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
2006, Cum laude graduate, Villanova University
2005, Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
2005, Connelly-Delouvrier Scholarship for International Nursing in Ireland
Licensure 
RN, Pennsylvania
RN, New York
Professional Membership 
Academy Health
American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau International
Sleep Research Society
Teaching 

Undergraduate program

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Adult neurology/neurosurgery

Publications
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Rosen, J., & McHugh, M.D. (2014). Understanding the role of the professional practice environment on quality of care in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. . Journal of Nursing Administration, 44, 10-16. 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000015.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., & Aiken, L.H. (2013). Hospital staff nurses' shift length associated with safety and quality of care.. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28, 122-129. 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182725f09.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., & Aiken, L.H. (2013). Hospital staff nurses' shift length associated with safety and quality of care.. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28, 122-129. 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182725f09.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Lake, E., Barton, S., Chavanu Gorman, K., & Aiken, L.H. (2013). How differing shift lengths relate to quality outcomes in pediatrics.. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43, 95-100. 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827f2244.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Lake, E., Barton, S., Chavanu Gorman, K., & Aiken, L.H. (2013). How differing shift lengths relate to quality outcomes in pediatrics.. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43, 95-100. 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827f2244.
McHugh, M. D. & Witkoski Stimpfel, A. (2012). Nurse reported quality of care: A measure of hospital quality. Research in Nursing and Health, 35, 566-575. 10.1002/nur.21503.
McHugh, M. D. & Witkoski Stimpfel, A. (2012). Nurse reported quality of care: A measure of hospital quality. . Research in Nursing and Health, 35, 566-575. 10.1002/nur.21503.
Witkoski, A. & Dickson, V.V. (2010). Hospital staff nurses work hours, meal periods and rest breaks: A review from an occupational health nurse perspective. . AAOHN Journal, 58, 489-499. 10.3928/08910162-20101027-02.
Witkoski, A. & Dickson, V.V. (2010). Hospital staff nurses' work hours, meal periods, and rest breaks. A review from an occupational health nurse perspective.. American Association of Occupational Health Nursing Journal, 58, 489-499. 10.3928/08910162-20101027-02.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Sloane, D.M., & Aiken, L.H. The longer the shifts for hospital nurses, the higher the levels of burnout and patient dissatisfaction.. Health Affairs, 31, 2501-2509. 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1377.