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Denise Dione Zabala, M.S., RN

Assistant Professor of NursingLab Manager of Clinical Education

MS, Nursing Education New York University – Rory Meyers College of Nursing 5/2017BSN, Pace University – Lienhard School of Nursing— 5/2009


My professional experience is in community and public health nursing focused on preventative health and internal medicine. I have taught Health Assessment lecture and lab, Pharmacology lab, Community simulation, and am currently the lead faculty for Health Assessment. I am currently the Lab Manager of Clinical Education at the Harriet Rothkopf School of Nursing LIU Brooklyn. I manage preparation, breakdown, supplies, and scheduling of all skills labs in the nursing department (over 70 sections). I work closely with the Manager of Simulation to provide educational tools and resources for faculty and students. I plan to further my professional development looking at the standardization of faculty training and orientation. I have presented at both student and faculty orientations introducing the skills and simulation labs and providing lesson templates for new faculty to use.


Lectures and Presentations

Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn Counseling Workshop, Brooklyn, NY. April 2019.

Tag Team Simulation for Faculty – Managing Difficult Student Situations


“ABCD” (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Award for exemplary efforts in teamwork and flexibility – July 2013


  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society: Upsilon Chapter 4/2017 – present
  • National League of Nursing Member 2015 – present