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Virginia Hackett, MSN, RN

Virginia Hackett

Office: Wiegand 101
Phone: 305-899-3804


MSN, Dual Masters in Nursing Education and Administration, Molloy College, 1997
BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, 1975


Virginia Hackett is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University since 2006. V. Hackett has an extensive practice background in critical care nursing and was the former associate director of continuing education in nursing at Molloy College in New York. She has taught various nursing courses at Molloy College (in NY) and Barry University:

RN refresher course, wound care in nursing, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), health assessment across the life continuum , individuals, family and community nursing, medical surgical nursing, role transition nursing, and currently coordinates and teaches high acuity nursing.

She is currently a faculty senator, and participates on the curriculum committee and student affairs committee.

Research Interest

Virginia Hackett is a strong advocate for her students and for other nurses and believes in life-long learning. She is currently engaged in research that will complete the requirements for her PhD in nursing. Her past job in continuing education led to Virginia’s keen research interest in the difficulties faced by the transitioning returnee registered nurses after a hiatus from practice. Her research is entitled “The Effects of a Refresher Course Upon the Professional Role Confidence Level of Transitioning Returnee Registered Nurses.” She hopes to soon complete her research endeavor and defend her dissertation in the fall of 2013.

Other research pursuits she is involved in is curriculum design, student HESI testing (published article 2011), assessing student aptitude and readiness for nursing studies, development of simulation scenarios, assessment of SimChart deployment in the curriculum (a simulated electronic health record), and the impact of faculty beliefs and attitudes upon personal and students’ behaviors related to the inoculation with the flu vaccine (article development in progress).

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