Associate Dean for Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice Division and Professor
Division of Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing
Newark Health Sciences
Specialty: Health care of women and childbearing families, nursing education
Widely recognized as a national and international leader in
perinatal education and breast cancer research, and also an advocate for
forward-looking public policy in those fields, Dr. Wendy Budin serves
as Professor and Associate Dean for Entry in Baccalaureate Practice at
the Rutgers School of Nursing.
Having joined the Rutgers School of Nursing faculty in 2016, her
goal is to provide academic and administrative leadership and vision for
all baccalaureate entry-to-practice programs and to ensure students
succeed in their academic and professional careers. Bringing to Rutgers
more than 40 years of rich academic and clinical experience Dr. Budin
strives to mentor students and faculty and sustain Rutgers School of
Nursing’s proud tradition of excellence in preparing graduates for
lifetimes of achievement.
Dr. Budin’s accomplishments focus on advocacy in the health policy
arena, where she has helped advance standards of care for women,
families, and professionals. Through extensive work with Lamaze
International, she established herself as a leader providing
evidence-based childbirth education and resources to professionals and
consumers. She also is at the forefront of improving birth outcomes
through global dissemination of care practices – adapted from the World
Health Organization – to promote, protect, and support safe, healthy
Recognizing that critical health issues affecting women continue
throughout the lifespan, Dr. Budin’s research extends beyond childbirth
to promoting physical and psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer.
Using unique and inventive approaches to research methodology, she
assumed a leadership role as co-investigator on two NIH-funded (RO3,
R01) intervention studies that included the development of a national
award winning evidence-based psychoeducational video series and book
and the Breast Cancer Treatment Response Inventory (BCTRI) to measure
symptom experience unique to breast cancer.
In addition to her childbirth and breast cancer advocacy and
research, Dr. Budin is involved in an ongoing collaborative research
program dealing with bullying in the workforce, along with a multi-site
study of care practices associated with exclusive breastfeeding after
As Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE),
the foremost multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal for educators and
practitioners, she directs the publication of original research,
evidence-based practice and commentary that advance healthy birth in
world-wide arenas through innovation, education and advocacy.
Her previous positions include Director of Nursing Research at NYU
Langone Medical Center, Adjunct Professor at NYU College of Nursing,
and Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing and Research and Director of
the PhD in Nursing Program at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Budin is the immediate Past President of the Eastern Nursing
Research Society (ENRS), a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), and serves on the New
Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.
Holder of a PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development,
earned at New York University, Dr. Budin also earned a master’s degree
in nursing education and parent child health from Seton Hall University
and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Adelphi University.