Prior to joining Maria College, Dr. Carbo-Porter served in a variety of leadership roles within higher education. Most recently, at Excelsior College in the roles of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dean of Health Sciences, Associate Dean of Health Sciences, and Associate Dean of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, and at SUNY Empire State College as the Associate Dean for Nursing and Associate Professor.
During her nursing career she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and roles, including a college health service director, home care nurse, wound, ostomy and continence consultant, community health improvement coordinator, and medical/surgical nurse.
Her areas of expertise are nursing education, competency-based education, clinical performance assessment, population health, and health assessment. Her areas of research have focused on adults in nontraditional learning environments and assessment and measurement of clinical competence. Some of her work is published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and the Journal of Measurement in Nursing.
Dr. Carbo-Porter recently served two terms on the Sigma Honor Society of Nursing’s Board of Directors and is a Virginia Henderson Fellow. She is also an active member of the Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma, North American Region 14. She is also a member of the American Nurses’ Association and the National League for Nursing.
PhD in Educational Psychology and Methodology from the University at Albany, State University of New York
Master of Science in Nursing degree from The Sage Colleges
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the State University of New York College of Technology
Diploma in Nursing from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing.
Dr. Victoria Callagan is the Associate Dean of Nursing for Curriculum and a Director of the ADN Program at Maria College. Prior to teaching she practiced in acute care as a medical-surgical nurse and then for many years in long-term care as a Certified Gerontological Nurse in various practice, administrative, and teaching roles. She traveled to Brazil several times to participate in health care mission trips where she providing health care and health teaching to the indigenous peoples living along the Amazon River. Dr. Callagan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and serves as the current Omicron Sigma Chapter President.
EdD in Health Professions at The College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska
MS in Nursing Education at SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica-Rome, New York
BS in Nursing at SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica-Rome, New York
- Diploma in Nursing at Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Troy, New York
- Active New York State Nursing License
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Omicron Sigma, Chapter President
- American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Gerontological Nurse Certification
- Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
Callagan, V. (2018). The Influence of Conceptual Learning on Critical Thinking Development for Nursing Students (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from http://www.csm.edu/student-life/library/dissertations-theses
Katie Lee graduated Maria College in 2014.
Gabrielle Ryan is a 2017 Maria graduate of ADN program and 2018 graduate of the RN to BS program.
Experienced as a Family Nurse Practitioner who has assessed and treated patients across the lifespan in a variety of community based settings. Received the United Healthcare's Award for nursing excellence, Sage Award, as well as several Bravo and Diamond Awards for performance, leadership, and relationships. Senior APC in UHC's clinical ladder. I have taught pharmacology, physical assessment, pathophysiology, community nursing, and a senior level Synthesis Nursing Course, in the nursing baccalaureate program. In addition I have taught the lab portion of nursing skills in the ADN program. Experienced with hybrid (online) teaching as well as traditional classroom teaching.
BA in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Michigan State University
MA in Audiology from Wayne State University
BSN & MSN from Grand Valley State University
DNP in Nursing from Capella University
Certifications, Licenses, Affiliations
Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
Family Nurse Practitioner (New York State)
Registered Nurse (New York State)
Certified in Quanto Flo testing for PVD
Certified in Shadow Health Simulation software, Anatomage, and SIMS lab.
Saffee, C. (1999). Maternal identity in previously infertile and never infertile women. Unpublished Master's Thesis.
Saffee, C. (2015). Improving the Cultural Competency of Registered Nurses in a Bachelor’s Completion Program.
Retrieved from the Virginia Henderson global nursing e repository.
Saffee, C. (2015) Poster session presented at the United Healthcare's Annual Summit, Phoenix, AZ.
Saffee, C. (2016) Poster session presented at Pace University's “Primary Health Care: Striving for a Culture of Health”, New York, NY.
Dr. Saffee was a presenter at United Healthcare Annual Summit for Nurse Practitioners in Orlando, Florida on January 13 to 15, 2019. Her presentation was her expertise on the best practices & United Healthcare APEX ladder.
Target audience was 1,000 nurse practitioners.