Dawn Richards


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Educational Leadership, Capella University
M.S., Organizational Leadership, Grantham University
B.S., Nursing, New Jersey City University
A.S.N., Hudson County Community College
Dawn enjoys crafts, crocheting, hairbraiding, party planning, and interior design.
Favorite Quote
"You cannot see your reflection in boiling water; similarly, you cannot find solution with a disturbed mind..." -Unknown

With over 15 years of experience in healthcare, Dawn’s clinical nursing experience extends to a variety of specialties including critical care and trauma at a large level I trauma facility. In 2009, she graduated from a joint program with Hudson County Community College and Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing and was awarded a nursing diploma and an Associate of Nursing degree with honors. She continued on to receive a Masters of Science in Nursing Organizational Leadership with distinction and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in educational leadership. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, The American Association of Colleges and Universities and American Organization for Nurse Leadership. Her journey with HCCC began as an adjunct instructor for the nursing division in 2021, and has progressed to a full time tenure track professor. She is committed to giving back to the community by cultivating an inclusive learning environment that compliments students of the newer generation.

Dawn is a nursing instructor in the practical nursing division and an instructor and coordinator of the registered nursing weekend division.