Monika Costa, EdD, RNC, IBCLC

Assistant Professor, Nursing Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees EdD, Southern Connecticut State University
MSN - Sacred Heart University
BSN - Sacred Heart University
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Dr. Costa is passionate about maternal and newborn nursing. Her research is focused on racial disparities in maternal and newborn health and and her doctorate dissertation is titled Perceptions of undergraduate nursing students on racism and racial disparities in maternal health.

Prior to joining USJ, she was a nurse educator for women’s health services at Hartford Hospital. She still practices in the clinical setting as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, AWHONN electronic fetal monitoring instructor, and neonatal resuscitation instructor.


AWHONN – CT section
Connecticut Research Alliance (Poster abstract review committee)
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc. (PCE)
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Sigma IotaUpsilon – Vice President for University of Saint Joseph

Courses Taught

NU 216 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
NU 316 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
NU 318 – Fnd Clin & Theor Nurs Acrss Lfsp I – Maternity