Sondra Rivera Holistic Nursing Faculty

Since 1992, Sondra has provided nursing care to patients’ and their family; and since 2005 she has provided education to pre-licensed and licensed nursing students. With 27 years of experience, Sondra has intuitive experience at the bedside, in the community and in nursing education. Sondra received her Associates degree at NYC College of Technology in Brooklyn, NY.

Being committed to continuing her education and working full time as a Cardiology nurse, Sondra accomplished her BSN in 2005 and MSN-Ed in 2007, at the University of Phoenix-Online. Sondra’s professional nursing career has expanded to include community nursing as a Health Initiative Coordinator.

Currently she works with The New York University-Langone in collaboration with the Department of Nursing and the Department of Ministry to provide blood pressure screening and health education; and annual flu clinics, health fairs and various health screenings in several Brooklyn communities.

Sondra’s professional teaching career expands through AAS-RN and LPN nursing degree programs, BSN-RN 2- and 4-year nursing degree programs; and on campus, hybrid, complete online courses that are both synchronous and asynchronous. She has helped develop nursing core course and clinical experiences. Sondra has bridged the gap from traditional hospital based clinical experiences to include projects that facilitate students engaging in actual community experiences that focus on local health care needs and provide opportunities for leadership experiences within the given community.

Currently Sondra wears many hats including at various educational institutions as a nurse educator, student, and community nurse and volunteer. As a nurse educator/facilitator at Pacific College of Health and Science, Sondra teaches several online asynchronous courses and happily works in the community with students in the Leadership and Community courses. Sondra and the Pacific College students bring holistic nursing into communities otherwise unaware of holistic care and complimentary alternative modalities, especially with nursing care. Sondra is very involved in her faith-based community and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and American Nurses Association.

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