Susan A. LaRocco
Dr. LaRocco received her baccalaureate degree from Boston College and a master's degree in Nursing Administration from Boston University. Her Ph.D. is from UMass Boston, where she received several awards, including the Brenda S. Cherry Doctoral Dissertation Award. In addition, she holds an MBA from New York University. She has taught at Curry College since 2003. Prior to this, she has taught at several community colleges and at UMass Boston. Dr. LaRocco teaches adult nursing to seniors and in the accelerated nursing program. Before becoming a professor, she held a variety of nursing administration positions in New York and Connecticut.
Dr. LaRocco's major research interest is male nurses, in particular the recruitment and retention of men in nursing. She is currently engaged in an oral history project, funded in part by Theta-at Large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, interviewing men who have had lengthy careers in nursing. She is active in the American Assembly for Men in Nursing and has been a board member of that organization for four years. Her main clinical interest is patients at the end of life.
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