Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Jennifer Withall, MS, RN

Molloy College
PhD Student

Jennifer Withall is currently pursuing her PhD in nursing, with concentrations in health policy, leadership, and research at Molloy College, in Rockville Centre, NY. She earned her AAS in nursing at Ulster Community College, while simultaneously pursuing her BS in organizational leadership and communication at Marist College.  She continued her education at SUNY New Paltz, where she completed her MS in nursing, with a concentration in adult health. She is credentialed as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Jennifer has practiced nursing for more than ten years.  Her first five years were spent at the bedside, where she worked with medical-surgical and critical care patients. She then transitioned into a nursing leadership role at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. Presently, Jennifer is an Assistant Nurse Manager on an inpatient medical-surgical unit, which specializes in the care of patients undergoing large-joint replacement orthopedic surgeries. She maintains specialty certifications in Progressive Care Nursing (PCCN) and Orthopedic Nursing (ONC). Jennifer is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL). A main clinical interest for Jennifer is working with older adults. She intends to focus her doctoral work on research designed to examine quality of life issues specific to the older adult population. Jennifer aspires to become nurse scientist at the completion of her doctoral work. She is hopeful that her enthusiasm for nursing research will inspire future nurse researchers, as well.