I am the success coach program coordinator and co-coordinator of NRS. 110 and NRS. 115. I believe in preparing nursing students to meet the complex needs of patients in the health care system. My research interests include: active learning strategies, success coaching, clinical reasoning, interprofessional collaboration, and nursing concepts.
Doctor of Nursing Practice-Leadership/Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University
MS, Hunter College
BS, College of Staten Island
AAS, College of Staten Island
Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, College of Staten Island
Scholarship / Publications
Scholarships / Awards
Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Nursing Faculty Recognition Award
Dr. Scholl Foundation Nursing Doctoral Scholarship
Seward Johnson Nursing Doctoral Scholarship
Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Upsilon Chapter Doctoral Scholarship
Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Upsilon Chapter, Excellence in Teaching Award
Arca-Contreras, K. (2017). Transforming Passive Students into Active Learners through the Flipped Classroom. International Forum for Nursing and Healthcare.
Arca-Contreras, K. (2016). Nursing Student Success Coaching Program. UNM Mentoring Institute’s 9th Annual Mentoring Conference. UNM Mentoring Institute.