Dr. Farren has advanced certifications in the fields of oncology nursing (AOCN), Transcultural Nursing (CTN-A), and as a Nurse Educator (CNE). Her research areas include cancer survivorship, psychiatric mental health nursing and nursing education, and the Ethnonursing Research Methodology. Her theoretical interests include Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings, Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory, and mid-range theories such as Barrett’s Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change and Reed’s Self-Transcendence Theory. Dr. Farren is the past-president of the Society of Rogerian Scholars. Her teaching focuses on research, evidence-based practice, and theory. She holds a joint appointment at the CUNY Graduate Center and has been chair or member of numerous dissertation committees. Other interests include cancer prevention and detection, bioethics, care of older adults, and standardized nursing languages. She has been a visiting scholar and made numerous presentations. She is active in the discipline through her nursing organization work. She has served Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) through work on a Foundation Committee, by committee work with Upsilon Chapter at NYU, and by elected office in Mu Upsilon Chapter, where she served two terms as president. She is a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society Foundation Committee and serves as reviewer on several nursing and interdisciplinary journals. In addition to the STTI honor society in nursing, she has been inducted to the Kappa Delta Pi, honor society in education and the Phi Beta Delta, honor society for international scholars. 


PhD, New York University

MA, New York University

BS, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

AAS, Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing

Scholarship / Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Farren, A. T. (2015) Ethnonursing research methodology and cancer survivors: A review. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26, 419-427 DOI: 10.1177/1043659614524254.
  • Farren, A. T., Fawcett, J., & Flanagan, J. (2014). Celebrating and Remembering Martha E. Rogers: Opportunities to preserve the history of Martha E. Rogers’ life, science, and legacy. Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science.45-50.
  • Farren, A. T. (2010) Power, uncertainty, self-transcendence, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23, 63-71

Selected Chapters in Books:

  • Farren, A T. (2017). Ineffective coping. In B. J. Ackley, G. B. Ladwig, & M.B. F. Makic (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A guide to planning care 11th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, 287-93. (Note:  updated from previous editions: 8th ed., 2008; 9th ed., 2010; 10th ed., 2013)
  • Farren, A T. (2017). Readiness for enhanced coping. In B. J. Ackley, G. B. Ladwig, & M. B. F. Makic (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A guide to planning care 11th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby/Elsevier, 297-302. (Note:  updated from previous editions: 9th ed., 2010; 10th ed., 2013)
  • Farren, A. T. (2017). Defensive coping. In B. J. Ackley, G. B. Ladwig, M. B. F. Makic (Eds.),  Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A guide to planning care 11th ed. St Louis, Missouri: Mosby/Elsevier,   280-284.

Selected Presentations:

  • Appraising Evidence: Leininger’s Ethnonursing Research Methodology. Cincinnati, OH, 42nd Transcultural Nursing Society Conference (October, 2016).
  • Networking to Advance the Discipline of Transcultural Nursing. (Co-authors: M. Jeffreys, P. Sagar, E. Campbell, P.Joseph, and P. Burke) Cincinnati, OH, 42nd Transcultural Nursing Society Conference (October, 2016).
  • Interprofessional Networking to Promote Healthier Communities: Mu Upsilon Chapter (Panel Presentation). Newburgh, NY. Transcultural Nursing Society Northeast Chapter Annual Program (December 2015). 
  • Nursing Education and Practice Environment. (Panel Presentation). Cable TV (CATV) Pat Brady, Interviewer. Co-Panelists: J. Como, and D. Curcio. (November 2015).
  • Aesthetics and Power as Knowing Participation in Change. St. Lewis University, Oak Brook, IL, Society of Rogerian Scholars 2015 Conference (October 2015).
  • Nursing Informatics Competencies: A Curriculum Review (Co-author with M. O’Donnell) Innspetal, Bern, Switzerland, ACENDIO 2015 Conference (April 2015).
  • Perceptions of Nurse-Patient Interactions: What the Evidence Suggests (with 3 co-presenters of 13 Co-authors, C. Torres, S. Jankelovits, W. Olsen), Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island New York, Collaborative Research and Evidence Based Practice Expo. (April 2015).

Courses Teaching

NRS 730:                            Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS70201 and 70202:    Bioethics Part I and II – CUNY Graduate Center