Nancy A. Bellucci received her Ph.D. in nursing education from Capella University, a Masters and Bachelors degrees in nursing education from Thomas Edison State College. She holds a certificate in nursing education from Thomas Edison State College. Dr. Bellucci has held multiple clinical nursing and academic nursing positions since becoming a nurse in 2006. She has taught nursing leadership, healthcare policy and finance, nursing informatics, evidence-based practice, capstone courses, and professional roles and values. A strong advocate for patient-centered care and a student-centered approach to teaching, she involves her students in current events and the process of evidence-based research as it applies to the nursing profession.
Her professional interests focus on moral distress in the operating room and emphasizing the importance of effective mentoring on the nursing student and in the nursing profession. Her work in academia spans from developing mentoring programs for newly hired faculty, acting as a chair of Program Evaluation Committee, peer-reviewing for AORN, a member of STTI, a writer of continuing education modules, and an SME developing multiple nursing courses for the BSN and MSN level of learning, and acting as a program director for a large online RN-BSN program. She is a member of AORN, the NLN, and ANA. She has written numerous articles for the ANA, NurseTogether, and Nurse.com. Most recently, her original article was recently published in American Nurse Today, entitled “Doctoral Persistence and Balancing Competing Roles: Learn Strategies for Completing your Doctorate.” She has also presented her original dissertation research at The National League for Nursing’s Education Summit in San Diego, California, and her original work at the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference on Healthy Work Environments.
In the clinical setting, Nancy has been a medical-surgical nurse and an operating room nurse, a preceptor, and a specialty team leader in the operating room setting. She has experience as a manager of clinical development for surgical services, which encompassed providing education needs and competency assessments for eight patient care units and 144 staff members. She has been a leader in multiple workgroup planning sessions in her time as an educator in the online environment.