Faculty – DNP
Assistant Professor and Director Master of Science FNP and DNP Programs
Phone: (845) 848-6059
A.S.N., Nassau Community College
B.S.N., Pace University
FNP-BC, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
M.S.N., Pace University
D.N.P., Pace University
Dr. McDermott is a full-time faculty member and has been with Dominican University since 2007. She has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the fields of critical care, emergency medicine, and family medicine in a variety of clinical settings. She is a certified critical care nurse (CCRN) as well as a certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. McDermott currently practices as family nurse practitioner in both acute care and outpatient patient settings.
Dr. McDermott utilizes a family-centered approach to her patient care in the acute and primary care settings. She is also knowledgeable in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services meaningful use requirements and medical home initiatives.
Instructor, Division of Nursing, Coordinator WABSN and Evening Traditional Program
AAS: Pace University
BSN: Pace University
MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pace University
Certificate Advanced Graduation Study: Family Nurse Practitioner: Pace University
DNP at Dominican University
Professor Polowczyk‘s forty-year nursing career includes working in various roles in acute care hospitals, staff nurse, head nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and Dominican University. Barbara was the RN-BSN coordinator from 2015-2023 and currently, she is the coordinator of Dominican University’s WABSN and Evening Traditional programs.
Barbara is interested in promoting service excellence by providing her patients with the highest quality of care.
Phone: (845) 848-6026
Diploma, Englewood Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.N., Dominican University
P.N.P.- C., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
M.S., Columbia University
F.N.P.-BC, Dominican University, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
D.N.P., Columbia University
Dr. Weissman is a full-time faculty member at Dominican University in the Division of Nursing. She has been teaching at Dominican since 1997. She has been in nursing for over 40 years working in pediatric primary care. She also works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a primary care office in Rockland County. She has been involved with United Hospice of Rockland and sits on the Health Advisory Board for Head Start of Rockland. Her focus is on ensuring the health of children and their families both physically and psychologically. She is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Dr. Weissman’s professional interests include primary care of mental health and obesity in children from birth to 21 years as well as cultural competency across the lifespan.
Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing
Phone: (845) 848-6013
B.S.N., College of Mount Saint Vincent
M.A., Nursing Administration/Education, New York University
Post Master’s Certificate, Health Care Administration, New York University
Post Master’s Certificate, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, New York University
D.N.P., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Professor Furlong is board-certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical experience includes working in critical care settings (MICU, SICU, CTICU, and CCU) and in peri-operative services (Operating Room, PACU, and Ambulatory Care). She has worked in various positions at major medical centers throughout the New York area; as a staff nurse at New York University Medical Center, Nurse Educator at Sound Shore Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Montefiore Medical Center (Einstein Division), and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Westchester Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Professor Furlong’s teaching experience includes adjunct at New York University for their accelerated program in nursing, Nurse Educator for Sound Shore Medical Center. She is currently delighted to be teaching at Dominican University in the graduate nursing programs.
Professor Furlong is the current President of Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Omega Chapter At Large – the National Honor Society for Nursing. She also serves as a member of the Dominican University Academic Technology Committee.