Decker nursing faculty


  • BS, Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea
  • MS in community nursing, primary care nurse practitioner, Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing
  • Post-Masters certificate, family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing 
  • DNP in psychiatric mental health nursing, Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing

Courses recently taught

  • Clinical sections of NURS 563, NURS 564 and NURS 565 family psychiatric nurse practitioner role courses
  • Clinical section of NURS 566 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II, Individual Psychotherapies
  • Psychiatric clinical experiences of NURS 353 Practice of Nursing II and NURS 363 Practice of Nursing IV at UHS Binghamton General Hospital


  • ANCC certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
  • New York state nurse practitioner in community health and psychiatry

Current professional activities

  • Zeta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., since April 2008 as a nurse leader
  • America Psychiatric Nurses Association since September 2009

Research interests

  • Mental health nursing including working with mentally ill chemical abusers (MICA) clients
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP), smoking cessation for persons with mental illness
  • Cultural diversity issues
  • Health promotion and integrating behavioral health in primary care setting
  • Telehealth and telepsychiatry