2021 Hascup

Nursing Faculty Incivility and the Impact on the Nursing Shortage

Valera Alexandra Hascup, PhD, MSN, CTN, CCES, DLC

Dr. Hascup received a diploma in nursing from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing, BSN from Felician University, MSN from Kean University, a PhD from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA., and three postmaster’s certificates: Nursing Education, Rutgers University; Transcultural Nursing, Duquesne University; and Distance Learning Certification, Thomas Edison University. Dr. Hascup has over fifteen years of experience teaching in academia at the university level, and over 34 years of clinical experience, both in direct care and management. Her academic areas of expertise include nursing research, theory and culture. Dr. Hascup is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Saint Peter’s University teaching primarily in the DNP program with crossover to the MSN program. Previously, Dr. Hascup developed and served in the role of nurse researcher at RWJ Somerset Medical Center for six years. In this position, her goal was to educate and mentor direct care RNs in the conduct of evidence-based practice and research for application in the clinical setting. Dr. Hascup’s current program of research focuses on incivility among nursing faculty in academia. Previously her research focused on Latina and African American women with a specific focus on depression, antepartum postpartum depression, as well as intrapartum and postpartum cultural beliefs, practices, and experiences. Dr. Hascup has extensive experience in presenting her research and various other topics at professional nursing conferences nationally and internationally as well as publishing her work in professional nursing journals and books. Dr. Hascup has received numerous awards for research and her work in nursing. The most recent is the George Hebert Legacy Award Grant, from The NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers University to support her on incivility among nursing faculty in academia.