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Sandra Maldonado

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S. Health Sciences-Hunter College, CUNYB.S. Downstate SUNY – Brooklyn New YorkM.S. Nursing Hunter College, CUNY; Post Masters-UMDNJ- Nurse Midwifery; Post Master Certificate- College of Mount Saint Vincent –Nurse Educator


I am a dynamic, passionate teacher who enjoys the challenges of teaching young minds about the wonders of the world. During my professional career as a nurse midwife, I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ruth Lubic, who was the director of The Maternity Center of NYC, and who was instrumental in the development of my career as a nurse midwife. I have delivered 3,000 babies since 1992-2000 and later became a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for Planned Parenthood for fiftteen years which included male services. I later trained as sexual assault nurse examiner at Drexel University’s Forensic Nursing Certificate Program. I am currently conducting my doctoral dissertation research study at LIU School of Nursing. I have been the academic adviser for the nursing students from the University of Valencia, School of Nursing and have guided these students into our nursing program. I enjoy using visual learning techniques and teach with a variety of engaging strategies in the classroom. I am proficient in Spanish and Italian and have taught Spanish for Health Care Professionals as an elective course at Columbia’s Nursing Program. I also served as a flight nurse in the United States Air Force for four years.


Gender-Specific, Community Health Nursing, Leadership


Author, “Women and water birth,” published in San Juan Star, San Juan ,Puerto Rico
Author, “Having your baby with a nurse midwife,” published in San Juan Star, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lectures and Presentations

Poster Presentation, What is Concept Mapping: An educational plan for faculty, Discovery Day 2012
Poster Presentation, The effects of concept maps, Pace University 2010


Sigma Theta Tau International 2009
Pi Delta Kappa, 2011
Recipient of Award for Excellence in Support of Clinical Teaching, Columbia University, 2006, 2007, & 2009
Recipient of Award for Clinical Mentorship, Columbia University, 2008

Professional Affiliations

Member, NPWH- Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
Member, NLN- National League for Nursing
Vice President, Sigma Theta Tau, Walden University School of Nursing
Member, Association of Women’s Health  Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Member, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Member, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
Member, National Association of Hispanic Nurses