Richard Pessagno

DNP, RN, APNC
Clinical Assistant Professor & Specialty Director, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Program
Contact Information
Phone: 
973.353.3837
Fax: 
973.353.1277

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
College of Nursing
Ackerson Hall, Room 210
180 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

Richard Pessagno CV

Education: 

DNP: Chatham University
Post-Masters: Vanderbilt University
MSN: University of Cincinnati
BSN: The Catholic University of America

Research and Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Richard Pessagno's scholarship and clinical interest include end of life care, grief and traumatic loss, postpartum depression, and group psychotherapy.

Professional and Community Activities: 
  • President, Society for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses/NJSNA, 2013-present.
  • Treasurer, Board of Trustees, American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation 2012-present.
  • Member, American Nurses Association/New Jersey State Nurses Association, 1984-present.
  • Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2002-present
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2009-present.
Honors and Awards: 
  • Beck Institute Summer Faculty Training Scholarship, 2012.
  • National League for Nursing, Scholarly Writing Retreat Award, 2012.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, 1989-present.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, 2010-present.
  • Blue Key Honor Society, 2010-present.