Celeste D. Waddy
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Celeste Waddy is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing. She is the Coordinator of Psychiatric Nursing and also teaches this course 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. She received a B.S. in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College and continued her studies there, receiving a M.S. in Nursing, specializing in nursing education. She was a recipient of the Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship. Celeste was awarded certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant from Long Island University. Professor Waddy is a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Senior Certified Instructor from the Crisis Prevention Institute, and conducts training every semester to nursing students.
Prior to entering academia, Celeste 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, leadership, community health, and psychiatric nursing.
Professor Waddy is active on several committees for the Nursing Department, the College and the Community. She serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and is a Mentor for the Alumni Association. Professor Waddy presented before the National League for Nursing on several occasions. She also presented at CPI International Instructors’ Conference regarding a one year research study she conducted at the College. She has peer reviewed publications, including local, national and international presentations. Celeste has a passion for nursing, enjoys teaching and loves imparting knowledge to her students.