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Professor Rosalyn Forbes is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing; Master’s Science in Community Health (Family concentration), and a Post-Master’s Degree Nurse Educator Certificate from Long Island University (LIU), school of nursing. Professor Forbes has completed courses in Meditation, Holistic Nursing and Reiki (Board Certification as a Holistic Nurse). In May 2013 completed the Advanced Nurse Educator program at LIU. In addition, she have years of experience in the health arena; Medical/Surgical, CCU, ICU, Emergency room, Operating room, Hemo/Peritoneal Dialysis, Pediatrist and Community Health/Home care. Prof. Forbes initiated the first Clutter Care Program for the Federal government: Home care for senior citizens with Medicare, and/or Medicaid, living in residential dwellings.
Professor Forbes began her affiliation at New York City College of Technology (NYCCT), in 2003, as an adjunct lecturer. In 2006, under a Perkin’s Grant, she created, designed and decorated an ideal maternity space in the nursing clinical lab to welcome two new simulators: obstetrics and pediatric; Noelle/ Neonatal Birthing, and SimBaby simulators, which join the Vital Sims manikins. This provided students with lifelike teaching tools, to enhance hands-on experiences, and apply theoretical concepts. In 2007, she was appointed full-time assistant professor (substitute). In 2009, she was appointed to a full time lecturer positions for second semester nursing students in the Associate Degree Program (ADN): Caring for Clients with Alterations in Common Functional Needs, and Baccalaureate program (BSN): Case Management and Community Health clinical.
In February 2010, she planned and designed a Pilot Lab Simulation Course with SimBaby, engaging second semester students. The pilot project has shown increasing evidence of student satisfaction. In the Fall semester, she continues to anchor Simulation to second semester students’ recall by linking to another experience (Asthma in infants) relevant to their live Prof. Forbes continues to teach simulation and lectures in the nursing (ADN and BSN) programs. As service to the Nursing Department she is active on committees, a proactive advisor for the student nurses Nutrix Club/ National Student Nurses Association and services. She practices healthy working relationship with all faculty members and students to promote a positive learning environment.
Professor Forbes continues to offer her time and energy to non-profit organizations. She is the former treasurer and budget and finance chair of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT), president and a faithful member of Contented Hart Garden; plans and organizes community health fairs; testing blood glucose, blood cholesterol and checking blood pressures, in the Bushwick Community. She continues her involvement with Bette Midler’s Project Restoration and Green Thumb, by turning open blight land into viable green spaces. She believes life’s experiences hold the key to lifelong learning.