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M.S.N., Clinical Management in Nursing and Transcultural Nursing, Kean University
B.S.N, Rutgers University
Certification: Post Master’s Certificate-Nursing Education, Rutgers University; Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nursing.
Classes: Nursing III; Nursing IV; and Nursing Leadership.
Professor Pelardis, who has been teaching for more than 15 years, is the course coordinator for the College’s second-level nursing courses. She is passionate about and incorporates information on medical-surgical nursing and issues of transcultural nursing care in her teaching. Professor Pelardis utilizes the most current technology in her classroom presentations and integrates educational theories to enhance student learning and success. She mentors students and is actively involved in the Admission and Recruitment and Curriculum Development committees. Professor Pelardis was a Student Advisor for the Nursing C.A.R.E. Club.
Professor Pelardis was the recipient of an award for her research of her master’s thesis on “Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Care,” which she presented at Kean University’s Annual Nursing Symposium. She also presented “Innovative Simulated Role Play to Enhance Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Death and Care of the Dying” at the Annual New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) Convention; and “Promoting Students’ Self Awareness Towards Death and Care of the Dying” at the 19th Annual End of Life Conference at Rutgers University.
Professor Pelardis is an active member of the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Iota Chapter and New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN). She is an elected member on the NJLN Nominations Committee and has served on the Convention, Membership, and Strategic Planning Committees. She was honored with the NJLN Recognition Award in recognition of her commitment, contribution, and significant impact within the nursing profession.