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PhD, New York University (1991)
MA, New York University (1976)
BS, Syracuse University (1973)

Recent Courses

Integration Seminar III
Nursing Care Of The Evolving Family

Personal Statement

My first love is teaching maternity. The birthing of a baby is a humbling experience. Assisting clients during their pregnancies, during their births, and helping them to learn to feed and care for their babies is rewarding. It is a privilege to care for clients during such a life-changing event. I hope all who enter my class will feel the same thrill that I feel.

Very close behind is my interest in genetics/genomics, which has blossomed during my professional life. I find the science fascinating and the implications for medicine boundless.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

My teaching interests, other than maternity and genetics/genomics, include:
Pediatric Nursing
Evidence-based Practice
Measurement and Evaluation

Research Interests

Nursing education, especially the preparation of nursing faculty to teach genetics and genomics information.


DeSevo, M.R. (2015). Pediatric nursing: Content review plus practice questions. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

De Sevo, M.R. (2013). Maternal and Newborn Success: A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking. (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Artistic/Creative Work

"The Pedigree: A Sample Assignment". Poster Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau 6th Annual Leadership Conference. April 2010.

"OurBabyMoments.com". Website with information for breastfeeding mothers. Created with a colleague, Virginia Moore, RN, RLC/IBCLC. May 2009.

"Liquid Love: A Breastfeeding Odyssey". DVD developed with a colleague, Virginia C. Moore, RN, RLC/IBCLC. May 2009.

"Preparedness of Nursing Students for Maternal-Newborn Practice". Poster Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau 5th Annual Leadership Conference. April 2009.

Refereed Articles

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De Sevo, M.R. (2013), Competency of nurse educators in genetics/genomics knowledge. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3, 123-129.

De Sevo, M.R. (2010), Genetics and Genomics Resources for Nurses. Journal of Nursing Education, 49, 470-474.

De Sevo, M.R. (2010), Genetic variation in warfarin metabolism: Why one size doesn't fit all with some drugs. Nursing for Women's Health, 14, 131-136.

De Sevo, M.R. and Semeraro, P. (2010), Urinary catheterization during epidural anesthesia: Women should have a choice. Nursing for Women's Health, 14, 11-13.

De Sevo, M.R. (2009), Unlocking the clues of family health history: The importance of creating a pedigree. Nursing for Women's Health, 13, 122-131.

De Sevo, M.R. (2008), Is one’s race important? Nursing for Women's Health, 12, 465-468.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Margot R. De Sevo (2010, October). Genetics and Breastfeeding: There is a Relationship. Westchester/Putnam/Rockland Lactation Consortium, Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Under Contract --
De Sevo, M.R. (projected 2013). Pediatrics -- Success Series. F.A. Davis: Philadelphia, PA.

Honors and Accomplishments

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing Teaching Award

Professional Activities

AWHONN -- Member
ILCA -- Member
ISONG -- Member
Lamaze -- Member
W/P/R Lactation Consortium, Inc. -- Member
Sigma Theta Tau -- Member