Paula Milone-Nuzzo, RN, PhD, FHHC, FAAN

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Dean and Professor

Contact Information

201 Health and Human Development East Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802-6509


(fax) 814-865-3779


Hartford Institute, 1998, Post Doctoral Invitational Seminar on Gerontological Research
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1989, Higher Education Administration
M.S., University of Connecticut, 1980, Community Health Nursing and Education
B.S.N., Boston College, 1976, Nursing
A. S., Quinnipiac College, 1973, Nursing

Research Interests


  • Workforce and Health Care
  • Interprofessional Education

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator. Focus Groups to Determine Preceptors about Physical Activity in Three Culturally Homogenous Groups. Project funded by a Yale School of Nursing Intramural Grant. January 2002.

Co-Investigator. Medication Adherence in the Elderly. Principal Investigator: Courtney Lyder, Yale University. Project funded by National Center for Nursing Research, April 2001.

Co-Investigator. Applying the Pressures System Model to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care. Principal Investigator: David Katz, Yale University Project funded by the American Heart Association, January 2001.

Co-Investigator. Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Discharged after Cardiac Surgery. Principal Investigator: Marge Funk, Yale University. Project funded by Hewlett-Packard Corporation, January 1998.

Co-Investigator. Pressure Ulcer Management in Home Care. Principal Investigator: Courtney Lyder, Yale University. Project funded by Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc., December 1997.

Principal Investigator. Reducing Emergency Room Recidivism in the Elderly (Pilot Study). Project funded by Yale School of Nursing Intramural Research Award, January 1997.

Co-Investigator. An Information System to Improve Home Health Care Principal Investigator: Marc Schwartz, Yale University. Phase II Project funded by National Institutes of Health, Institute on Aging, May 1993.

Principal Investigator. New Haven Foundation: Program Grant for a Case Management Project with the VNA, Hospital Community Consortium of South Central Connecticut, funded September 1992 and September 1993.

Principal Investigator. A Descriptive Study of the Characteristics of Repeat Users of Emergency Room Service. Project funded by Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, January 1991.

Co-Investigator. An Information System to Improve Home Health Care Principal Investigator: Marc Schwartz, Yale University. Phase I Project funded by National Institutes of Health, Institute on Aging, January 1992.

Principal Investigator. An Examination of the Effect of Providing Health and Social Services on Well Elderly in Urban New Haven. Project funded by a University Research Grant, 1987.

Funded Training Grants

Principal Investigator. A Primary Care Clinic at the New Haven YMCA. Project Funded by a Program Grant from the New Haven Foundation, July 1990.

Co-Investigator. Project Older American. Project funded by a University Curriculum Grant, 1988.

Funded Contracts

Principal Investigator. Study of Well Child Clinics in Connecticut. Project funded by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, August 1998 - December 1998.


Fellow, Hospice and Home Care
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellowship, Chia Family, Yale China Association
Outstanding Achievement Award, Connecticut Assocociation for Home Care
Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing, Community Health
Special Recognition, Visiting Nurse Association, Hospital Community Consortium of South Central Connecticut
Volunteer Recognition Award, American Red Cross
Exceptional Volunteer Award, American Red Cross
Certificate of Appreciation, Sacred Heart University
Service Award, American Red Cross
Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Chapter
International Education Honorary, Phi Delta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Connecticut
Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Boston College
Dean's Prize for Scholarship, Quinnipiac College

Selected Publications

Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J., Kohlenberg, E. M., Letvak, S. A., Crane, P. B., Tesh, A., Kolanowski, A., Hupcey, J. E., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2006). Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 123-128.

Anthony, A., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2005). Factors attracting and keeping nurses in home care. Home Healthcare Nurse, 23(6), 372-377.

Milone-Nuzzo, P., & Lancaster, J. (2004). Looking through the right end of the telescope: creating a focused vision for a school of nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 43(11), 506-511.

Xue, Y., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2004). Development of hospice in China. Caring, 23(1), 34-36.

Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2003). Assuring the right provider for the right patient at the right time. Home Healthcare Nurse, 21(2), 132.

Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2003). Clinical nurse specialists in home care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(5), 234-235.

Weiss, R. L., Milone-Nuzzo, P., & Zuber, R. F. (2003). A tool to assess homebound status. Home Healthcare Nurse, 21(11), 774-777.

Pellico, L., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2001). Graduate entry programs in nursing. Journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, 22(1), 28-38.

Milone-Nuzzo, P., & Pike, A. ( 2001). Advanced practice nurses in home care: Is there a role? Journal of Home Health Management and Practice, 13(5), 349-355.

Cohen, S. S., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2001). Advancing health policy in nursing education through service learning. ANS Advances in Nursing Science, 23(3), 28-40.