Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Caroline Meza, MSN, RN

Seton Hall University
PhD Student

Caroline Meza is a PhD student in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University. Her research interests include ethical and cultural issues in nursing. She received her MSN degree in nursing education from William Paterson University, her BA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her nursing diploma from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing. Caroline’s past clinical experience includes working in cardiac, medical-surgical, home care and emergency nursing. Her leadership experience includes roles as clinical coordinator and clinical education specialist in emergency nursing. She is currently a nursing instructor at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, motivating and preparing nursing students to become dedicated, skillful and talented nurses. Caroline serves on several nursing education and hospital committees, participating in initiatives to improve student retention, improve culturally competent care, and assisting in the development of policies and procedures for nursing education and patient services. As a Latina and nurse educator, she aspires to be a resounding voice, role model and mentor for current and future minority nursing students and faculty. As a faculty mentor she mentors MSN students from various graduate nursing programs. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Nu Chapter, National League for Nursing, National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Emergency Nurses Association. As a volunteer member of the N. J. Medical Reserve Corp., Caroline is prepared to respond to public emergencies. She lives in Saddle Brook, N. J. with her family.