Graduate Nursing Faculty

    Lynne Weissman

    Assistant Professor and Director Master of Science FNP and DNP Programs

    Phone: (845) 848-6026

    Diploma, Englewood Hospital School of Nursing
    B.S.N., Dominican College
    P.N.P.- C., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
    M.S., Columbia University
    F.N.P.-BC, Dominican College, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    D.N.P., Columbia University

    Dr. Weissman is a full-time faculty member at Dominican College in the Division of Nursing. She has been teaching at Dominican since 1997. She has been in nursing for over 40 years working in pediatric primary care. She also works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a primary care office in Rockland County. She has been involved with United Hospice of Rockland and sits on the Health Advisory Board for Head Start of Rockland. Her focus is on ensuring the health of children and their families both physically and psychologically.  She is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

    Professional Interests:
    Dr. Weissman’s professional interests include primary care of mental health and obesity in children from birth to 21 years as well as cultural competency across the lifespan.

    See Dr. Weissman’s Publications, Editorial work, and Presentations
    D’amico , D. & Barbarito, C. (2007) Health & physical assessment. City: Prentice Hall. [Review of pediatric content.]

    Weissman, L. (2010). Adolescent Female with Secondary Amenorrhea. In J. Smolowitz, J. Honig, C. Reinisch (Eds.) Writing DNP Clinical Case Narratives. Demonstrating and Evaluating Competency in Comprehensive Care. (pp. 139-159). New York: Springer.

    Weissman, L. (2009). Communication is the goal: Helping parents of deaf children. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

    Weissman. L. (2015) Your Child’s Healthy Weight. Presented at NSCIC Early Head Start Health Advisory Committee.

    Weissman, L. ( 2008). Immunizations and Vaccines in 2008: What’s the latest? Presented at The Second Annual Advanced Practice Nurse Conference sponsored by Hackensack MedicalCenter.

    Weissman, L. (2006). Helping Your Child Lose Weight. Presented in conjunction with Department of Nutrition Monsey Health Center.

    Weissman, L. (2005). Eat Right and Stay Fit: Finding your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle. Presented in conjunction with Department of Nutrition Monsey Health Center.

    Weissman, L. (2003). The Provision of Culturally Competent Care. Presented to the staff of United Hospice of Rockland.

        Patty Furlong

        Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing

        Phone: (845) 848-6013

        B.S.N., College of Mount Saint Vincent
        M.A., Nursing Administration/Education, New York University
        Post Master’s Certificate, Health Care Administration, New York University
        Post Master’s Certificate, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, New York University
        D.N.P., Fairleigh Dickinson University

        Professor Furlong is board-certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  Her clinical experience includes working in critical care settings (MICU, SICU, CTICU, and CCU) and in peri-operative services (Operating Room, PACU, and Ambulatory Care).  She has worked in various positions at major medical centers throughout the New York area; as a staff nurse at New York University Medical Center, Nurse Educator at Sound Shore Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Montefiore Medical Center (Einstein Division), and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Westchester Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Professor Furlong’s teaching experience includes adjunct at New York University for their accelerated program in nursing, Nurse Educator for Sound Shore Medical Center. She is currently delighted to be teaching at Dominican College in the graduate nursing programs.

        Professional Interests:
        Professor Furlong is the current President of Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Omega Chapter At Large – the National Honor Society for Nursing.  She also serves as a member of the Dominican College Academic Technology Committee.

        See Professor Patty Furlong’s Publications
        Banbury, M., Cosgrove, D., Frater, RWM, Furlong, P., Blackstone, E., et al. Long Term Durability of the Carpentier BEdwards Pericardial Bioprosthesis in the Aortic Position: 17 Year Clinical Results. 10th World Congress, International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Aug 2000

        Frater, RVM., Furlong, P,  Cosgrove, D. et al. (1998). Long Term Durability and Patient Functional Status of the Carpentier BEdwards Perimont Pericardial Bioprosthesis in the Aortic Position. Journal of Heart Valve Disease; 7:48-52.

        McCusker, K., Vijay, V., DeBois, K., Zias, E. Furlong, P., et al. Mast system versus low prime bypass: comparative analysis of prime volume.  Hemodilution and Transfusion Parameters. 8th European Congress on Extra Corporeal Technology, Killarney, Ireland, June 6-9, 1997.

        Vijay, V., McKusker, K., Sarabu, M., Zias, E, Furlong, P., et al: Preoperative clopidogrel does not adversely affect post-cardiac surgery mortality and morbidity outcomes. Poster Presentation.  Outcomes Conference, Key West, FL, May 21-25, 2003 and Heart Surgery Forum, Aug 2003.

        Vijay, V., Bocker, J., Furlong, P., Frymus, M., et al. (2001) Short term outcomes of Cardiac Surgery in the HIV positive patient. 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2001 (Abstract of Distinction Award).  Chest 120 (4) Sup., 206S.

        Zias, E., Furlong, P., Panopoulos, J., et al.  Normthermic cardiopulmonary bypass in patients 80 years and older.   Abstract. 16th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium, San Diego, CA, February 29 – March 2, 1996.

            Patricia Kivlehan

            Clinical Coordinator, MS-FNP Program


            Diploma RN Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing
            BSN Hunter College School of Health Sciences
            FNP – BC, Dominican College
            MS, Dominican College

            Professor Kivlehan coordinates clinical placements in the MS-FNP program and teaches graduate nursing courses. She has over 25 years of professional experience as a staff nurse and certified family nurse practitioner. She has assumed various nursing leadership roles throughout her career, the majority of which was spent in an urban Level I trauma and burn center. Her clinical expertise is in Emergency Medicine. She is able to care for acutely ill and injured patients across the lifespan. She currently practices as an advanced provider in Emergency Medicine.