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Ann E. Fronczek, PhD, RN

Associate Professor and Director, PhD Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Background

Ann Fronczek joined the faculty of the Decker School of Nursing in 1999. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the PhD Program. Her area of teaching and clinical expertise is telehealth education. curriculum development and implementation, course development, education technology and leadership in nursing education.

Fronczek's past teaching experiences have been across clinical courses in the undergraduate, pre-licensure programs. She serves as mentor to undergraduate students in an honors program, graduate nurse educator students and PhD students.

Fronzcek's current research and scholarship work is in the area of telehealth. She is the co-project director for the Southern Tier Telehealth Center that established an infrastructure at Binghamton University to foster research, mobile health development, and training in the area of telehealth in collaboration with the Watson College. She is particularly engaged in the development of the training center for telehealth and developing a nursing program of research for this project. This developing infrastructure was created with the idea to create a strong workforce that would utilize telehealth technologies for research, education, and practice across nursing specialties.

She is co-project director of the Rural Telehealth Educational Consortium and a member of the New York State Telehealth Advisory Group .

Education

  • PhD, nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.
  • Post-graduate certificate as a family nurse practitioner, Binghamton University
  • MS, family nursing, Binghamton University
  • BSN, West Chester University, West Chester, Pa.

Research Interests

  • Telehealth and mHealth
  • King's Dynamic Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment
  • Nursing workforce development: telehealth

Clinical Interests

  • Telehealth and mHealth

Teaching Interests

  • Telehealth
  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Course development
  • Education technology
  • Leadership in nursing education
  • Socialization to the profession of nursing

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