Dr. Ann Marie Sailsman, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, MPH, is a Clinical Instructor and Assistant Undergraduate Chair, who teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing departments. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 18 years with a nursing career spanning over 28 years. Dr. Sailsman brought a wealth of experience and knowledge in academia and clinical practice to Seton Hall University in the areas of maternal child health, community health, population health, pediatrics, medical surgical nursing, kidney transplant, peritoneal dialyses, emergency/trauma/pediatric nursing, as well as, nursing administration.
Dr. Sailsman earned her Associate Degree from Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, where she was a Hillman Scholar and went on to pursue her BSN and MS Degrees in nursing from Pace University, New York. In 2006, Dr. Sailsman was amongst the first cohort of students accepted to the Rutgers School of Nursing (formerly UMDNJ) Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the State of New Jersey. Prior to coming to Seton Hall, Dr. Sailsman held various positions in academia, clinical practice and nursing administration, including Associate Professor and Founding Director for the RN-BSN program at Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York; Project Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty and Advanced Practice Nurse for the New Jersey Children's Healthcare Project at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ) which she helped to develop during its early operation; Administrative Nursing Supervisor at St. Michael's Medical Center and served as the Director of Public Health Nursing for the City of Newark Department of Health, where she engaged in local and statewide collaborations in promoting the health of children and families in Newark, for which she received a Resolution from the City of Newark Municipal Council in 2014.
She is an expert in population family health and holds an MPH in Population Family Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Sailsman was the Program Director for the College of Nursing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Nursing Initiative Population Health Grant: Redesigning Nursing Education to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health. She has created several initiatives and programs during and after the grant ended including the SHU Community Academic Partner Group, the Population Health Faculty Development Program, the Student Ambassador/Minority Future Nurses Club Program, as well as, proposed the Post BSN Population Focused Nursing Practice Certificate and was very instrumental in the development of the courses. Dr. Sailsman is the Health Consultant for Newark West Ward Councilman the Honorable Joseph McCallum and is a member of the City of Newark Municipal Health and Homeless Committee. She was recently appointed by Newark's Mayor, the Honorable Ras Baraka to the Commission on Homelessness for a 3-year term ending in 2022. In 2015, Dr. Sailsman established the SHU/ City of Newark West Ward Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair and has coordinated this event since then with good outcomes. Dr. Sailsman is a member of several professional organizations.
Dr. Sailsman's professional interests are: global health, community health, child and adolescent health, public health education, health policy, chronic disease and maternal and reproductive health.
- M.P.H., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- D.N.P., Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ), the State University
- M.S.N., Pace University
- B.S.N., Pace University
- Sailsman, A. M., Halley-Boyce, J. A., & Sailsman, A. M. (2018). Patient-centered care coordination in population health case management. Nursing and Care Access Journal, 5 (4); 244 -247.
- 2019 – Appointed by Newark's Mayor, The Honorable Ras Baraka to the Commission on Homelessness
- 2018 – Established the SHU Population Health Student Ambassador/Minority Future Nurses Club Programs.
- 2017- Developed the SHU College of Nursing Population Health Faculty Development Program.
- 2017 – Established the SHU College of Nursing Community Academic Partners Group.
- 2017 – Developed the Population Health Student Service- Learning experience
- 2015 – Present, Established and coordinated the SHU/ City of Newark West Ward Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair.
- 2014 – 2017, Secretary: New Jersey League for Nursing.
- 2012 – 2016, Chair – New Jersey League for Nursing Membership Committee.
- 2010 – 2012, UMDNJ School of Nursing Alumni Board of Directors and Chairperson – Events Committee
- 2010 Keynote Speaker – UMDNJ School of Nursing Student Ambassador Ceremony; Newark New Jersey.
- July 2009 – 2017, New Jersey League for Nursing Board of Directors.
- 2009 – Present, City of Newark Municipal Health and Homeless Committee.
- 1998 -Inducted in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
- 2016 -2017 Recipient, Dorothy Edith Veith-DiPaolo Memorial Scholarship –Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- 2016 – 2017 Recipient, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Scholarship.
- 2015 – Outstanding Nurse Educator of the Year Award, Concerned Black Nurses of Newark.
- 2014 - Resolution, City of Newark Municipal Council, Outstanding Achievements in Medical/Surgical and Public Health Nursing services.
- 2014 – President's Award for Leadership, New Jersey League for Nursing.
- 2011 – Hillman Foundation Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing Award – New York, NY.
- 2010 – NY/NJ Regional Finalist, Nursing Spectrum 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards in Community Service.
- Seton Hall University College of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Nursing Initiative Grant: Redesigning Nursing Education to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health; Project Director (June 2016 - December 2017) ($139,944.00)