Celeste D. Waddy
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Celeste Waddy is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing. She teaches Psychiatric Nursing in the third semester of the Associate Degree Program. Her specialization is Psychiatric and Community Health Nursing.
Professor Waddy graduated from New York City Technical College with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994. She received certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant from Long Island College in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005, and a Masters of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in nursing education in 2008 from St. Joseph's College. Professor Waddy is a recipient of the Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Waddy worked as a Nurse Educator for the Department of Psychiatry at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, New York. She has many years of nursing experience in long term care, management, community health, psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Professor Waddy is a member of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization, and the National League of Nursing.
Professor Waddy has special teaching interests in psychiatric nursing, mental health, substance abuse, mental health service delivery, palliative care, as well as children and adults with intellectual disabilities.