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Dr. Darlene Del Prato

  • Professor of Nursing

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry


Dr. Del Prato holds a Ph.D. in Higher Post-Secondary Education and a Master’s degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing, both from Syracuse University. Her clinical background includes medical-surgical, cardio-thoracic intensive care, and labor and delivery nursing. Dr. Del Prato’s academic, leadership, and administrative appointments span 25 years in associate degree, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing education.

Dr. Del Prato’s scholarly interests center on adult learning, development, and professional formation; caring and civil learning environments; and faculty development. She has presented her work on creating effective student learning environments, transforming academic and workplace cultures, and faculty mentoring across the career trajectory at local, national, and international conferences. Her work has also been published in peer-reviewed journals and in book chapters.

Professional Interests

Nursing student development and professional formation; Faculty development and mentoring; Caring and civil learning and workplace environments; Curriculum and program development; Accreditation.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
New York College of Distinction
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National College of Distinction
Money Magazine's Best Colleges
America's Best Nursing Schools