I have been teaching undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level courses in Nursing since coming to Seton Hall in 2004. I was awarded Tenure as of August 2010. My area of clinical specialization is Psychiatric Nursing and courses I have taught include: Under-graduate Psychiatric Nursing, Dying with Dignity, Group Dynamics, Master's level Research and Health Promotion, as well as PhD level Qualitative Research Design/Analysis, Dissertation Seminars, and Ethics of Healthcare and Nursing. I am the Program Director for the PhD in Nursing and I am actively involved in chairing and participating in multiple dissertation committees, as well as mentoring faculty. My initial Doctoral Research focused on Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Community Health Nursing and current research has expanded to include issues of Ethical Importance in Nursing Practice. While I have both quantitative and qualitative research experience, my particular expertise and passion is for Qualitative Design and Analysis. Before coming to SHU I was a tenured faculty at Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY. Previous to taking an academic role, I practiced nursing for greater then 20 years in varied settings including: Hospital, Hospice, Community, and Psychiatric Nursing.
- 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 This article was previously accepted © and available on-line only in (2015, through SAGE). Volume and issue assigned May 2016.
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. (accepted 5/30/16 - Issue TBA by publisher). Facilitating social integration for people with severe mental illness, served by assertive community treatment (ACT). Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
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.
- 4/29/11, NEAA Teacher's College Columbia University Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2006-2007 Seton Hall University Researcher of the Year Award.
- 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.