Carmel (Candy) Dato

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Carmel (Candy) Dato

Dr. Candy Dato is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing. She teaches Professional Nursing Practice in the fourth semester of the Baccalaureate Program. This course examines a variety of professional, historical, theoretical, ethical, socio-political, and health related issues relevant to contemporary nursing. Dr. Dato also teaches a Community Health Nursing Clinical section and has taught Nursing Research and Urban Health Clinical as well.

Dr. Dato has a BS from Duquesne University, an MS from the University of Hawaii and a PhD from New York University. She was an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Undergraduate Program at Long Island University School of Nursing before coming to City Tech. She has also taught at New York University, SUNY Brooklyn, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Excelsior College and the University of Malta. Dr. Dato spent the first half of her nursing career in a range of psychiatric/mental health nursing settings in various clinical and administrative positions. She is a psychiatric clinical specialist and a NY State licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and has a practice in psychotherapy and consultation.

Dr. Dato has been active in several nursing organizations and has won awards for her contributions to professional organizations. She has published and presented on behavioral health issues and political action in nursing. She is currently interested in issues related to the nursing workforce, transition to practice for new nurses, inter-professional education and simulation in healthcare.

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