|Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing
Twomey has extensive experience in nursing education and has served on the faculty of Goodwin College and Quinnipiac University. Her specialties in nursing are neonatal intensive care nursing and the care of children with special healthcare needs. In addition to teaching pediatrics, Teresa also teaches a course entitled Medicine and Society.
Most recently, Twomey successfully defended her dissertation and received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her dissertation researched the level of cultural competence that proficient nurses reported when delivering care to diverse patient populations in the hospital setting. The findings have important nursing implications for practice and research in the area of cultural competence.
Twomey has held many leadership roles as a registered nurse including executive director of the Nursing Career Center of Connecticut. The Nursing Career Center of Connecticut was a non-profit organization founded by the state’s two leading professional nursing organizations to address the nursing shortage. She also served as director of pediatric services and branch administrator for home health care agencies in the Washington DC area and Connecticut.