Dr. Sturm is the Program Director for the Ph.D. in Nursing and is an active Chair and Member on multiple Dissertation Committees. Dr. Sturm has extensive teaching experience, having taught across all programs since coming to Seton Hall in 2004 and was awarded Tenure August 2010. Previous to coming to SHU, she was a tenured faculty member of 8 years at Dominican College. At SHU Dr. Sturm currently teaches Ethical Issues in Healthcare at both Master’s and PhD levels, as well as Dissertation Colloquium & Seminar and Qualitative Design/Analysis. Areas of specialization include Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Education, and Ethical Issues in Healthcare. Her Research Experiences include Quantitative and Qualitative Design & Methods with a particular passion for Qualitative Design and Analysis. Previous to taking on an academic role, Dr. Sturm practiced Nursing for greater than 20 years in varied settings including: Hospital, Hospice, Community and Psychiatric Nursing. Dr. Sturm’s initial Doctoral Dissertation Research focused on Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Community Health Nursing. She currently conducts research involving ethical Issues in nursing, the ethical imperative of spiritual care, and the concept of Dignity. She is committed to compassionate and intelligent nursing scholarship, care, and practice.
- Ed.D. Columbia University, 2002
- M.S. Hunter College, 1985
- B.S.N. Pace University, 1980, A.A.S. 1975
Sturm, B.A. and Dellert, J.C. (2016). Exploring nurses' personal dignity, global self-esteem and work satisfaction. Nursing Ethics, 23(4), 384 - 400. DOI: 10.1177/0969733014567024.
Roberts, M. E., Caruso, J. T., Toughill, E.H. and Sturm, B. A. (2016). Coping, Personality and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses Affected by Super Storm Sandy. Open Journal of Nursing, 6, (9). DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2016.69068
Linz, S. J. and Sturm, B. A. (2016) Facilitating social integration for people with severe mental illness, served by assertive community treatment (ACT). Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(6), 692-699. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.05.006.
Linz, S. J. and Sturm, B. A. (online 18 Jan 2013). The phenomenon of social isolation in the severely mentally ill. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, DOI: 10.1111/ppc. 12010
Sturm, B. A. (2009). Articulating the value of psychiatric community health nurse interventions: A secondary analysis. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, Spring/Sum, 40(1), 17-23.
Sturm, B.A. (on-line, 2008, print Feb. 2009) Principles of servant-leadership in community health nursing: Management issues and behaviors discovered in ethnographic research. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 21, (2), 82-89.
Sturm, B.A. (2007). Issues of ethics and care in psychiatric home care: Multidisciplinary perspectives revealed through ethnographic research, Home Health Care Management and Practice, 19, (2), 94-103.
Sturm, B. A. (2004). Ethics and care: An ethnographic study of psychiatric community health nursing practice. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 18, (3), 106-115.
- 11/17, Inducted Fellow to the New York Academy of Medicine
- 4/29/11, NEAA Teacher's College Columbia University Hall of Fame Inductee
- 11/08, Researcher of the Year Award for 2006-2007, presented at Seton Hall University
- Chair, Spiritual Health Research Group, Eastern Nursing Research Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Gamma Nu, Seton Hall University, Zeta Omega at large
Ethical Issues in Nursing, Education, Research and Patient Care, and Psychiatric Community Nursing.