I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing as well as a member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.  Most recently I was inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine.  My research interests are in the realm of nurses caring for dying children and I have presented this research nationally as well as internationally.  I am also interested in research involving interventions to reduce nurses’ workplace stress associated with caring for dying children.  I have been a Maternal-Newborn nurse for many years and I hold certification in this area of nursing.  I am currently the Associate Degree in Nursing Program Coordinator.


PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

MS, FNP, Wagner College

BS, College of Staten Island

AAS, College of Staten Island

Scholarship / Publications

Jeffreys, M., Como, J., Curcio, D., Giordano, M. (in press).  Enhancing cross-Curricular connectedness and collaboration from associate degree to clinical doctorate.  Nurse Educator.

Curcio, D. (January/February, 2017). The lived experiences of nurses caring for dying pediatric patients.  Pediatric Nursing, 43(1), 8-14.

Sims, D. (2009).  Woman in labor with complications.  In M. Lunney, Critical Thinking to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes: Nursing Case Studies and Analysis (2nd ed.) (p 243-246)Ames, IA: Wiley- Blackwell.


Nurses caring for dying children.