Heather Mangino ’06, Ed.D., RN, CNE

Director of Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing program, Assistant Professor of Nursing Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ed.D., Southern Connecticut State University
MSN., University of Hartford
B.S., Saint Joseph College
B.S., Northeastern University
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Heather Mangino ’06, Ed.D., RN, CNE, joined the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science as an instructor in the department of Nursing during the summer of 2018. An alumna of USJ’s Accelerated Second Degree Program, Professor Mangino later received her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Hartford. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern University. As a registered nurse with a clinical background in organ transplantation and end-stage organ disease, Professor Mangino discovered a love of nursing education early in her career, while working with students on the transplant floor. She has taught at the vocational, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and her research interests include curriculum development, the creation of cohesive connections between the classroom and clinical settings, and best practices for NCLEX preparation.


American Nurses Association-member
Connecticut Nurses Association-member
National League for Nursing-Certified Nurse Educator
Sigma Theta Tau-Iota Epsilon Chapter-member

Courses Taught

NU 200/201-Foundations of Professional Nursing
NU 412/414-Clinical and Theoretical Nursing Across the Lifespan III
NU 417/419-Management of Complex Health Problems


Research Areas:
Accessibility in Nursing Education
Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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