Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York
Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, was a post-doctoral fellow in CHOPR from 2011 - 2013. Immediately prior, she completed the MS/PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Aiken chaired her dissertation titled “The impact of hospital staff nurse shift length on nurse and patient outcomes”. Following her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel joined the faculty at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing as an assistant professor. Her current research builds on her pre- and post-doctoral work, focused on identifying modifiable conditions in nurses’ work environment that influence nurse well-being and patient outcomes. She primarily uses theories and methodologies from health services research, occupational health, sleep/chronobiology, and nursing. Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel has published her research findings in a variety of health policy, management, and nursing journals. She has received grants from the American Nurses Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She is also currently the Co-Director of the PhD/DNP Training Program in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing funded by NIOSH at NYU Meyers. Dr. Witkoski Stimpfel began her nursing career working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after obtaining her BSN, cum laude, from Villanova University.
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2012 - 2013 American Nurses Foundation, Margretta Madden Styles Scholar in Credentialing Research
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Sloane, D., McHugh, M. & Aiken, L. (2016). Hospitals known for nursing excellence associated with better hospital experience for patients. Health Services Research, 51,(3), 1120–1134.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Brewer, C., & Kovner, C. (2015). Scheduling and shift work characteristics associated with risk for occupational injuries in newly licensed registered nurses: An observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(11), 1686-1693.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., & Aiken, L. (2013). Hospital staff nurses’ shift length associated with safety and quality of care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28(2), 122-129.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Sloane, D., & Aiken, L. (2012). The longer the shifts for hospital nurses, the higher the levels of burnout and patient dissatisfaction. Health Affairs, 31(11), 2501-2509.
McHugh, M. & Witkoski Stimpfel, A. (2012). Nurse reported quality of care: A measure of hospital quality. Research in Nursing and Health, 35(6), 566-575.