PhD , Long Island University (NY) (2005)
MS (Nursing), Excelsior College (NY) (2009)
MPA, University of the Philippines (1990)
BS (Nursing), University of the Philippines (1979)
Licenses and Certifications
Licenses and Certifications
Board Certification in Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Washington D.C., 09/1992-08/2022
Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Healthcare Quality Certification Board, 01/1995-12/2020
Board Certification in Nursing Informatics (RN BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Washington, D.C., 07/20/11-07/2021
Board Certification in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (RN BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Washington D.C., 12/1991-12/2016
Nursing Informatics, Leadership and Mentoring are pillars of my scholarship. The three complement each other. A proactive and transformational leader is able to appreciate and integrate nursing informatics concepts and applications to enhance one’s leadership skills. These include knowledge and proficiency in the use of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in financial planning and budgeting, strategic planning, quality management, research and evidence-based practice, data mining, data analytics, project management, systems analysis and design, and the use of technology of various formats to enhance quality of care and patient safety. A visionary leader realizes the importance of mentoring to educate and develop promising nurses to transform them into dynamic nursing leaders of the future. Similarly, nursng informatics can enhance the capabilities and mindset of strong leaders and rising stars to achieve their full potential with the use of technology and its adjunctive modalities. One aspect of nursing informatics is nursing information behavior which focuses on how nurse leaders and other nurses' roles impact nursing and our work as nurses. The effective identification of appropriate nursing information needs, relevant sources to access information, what processes and information models are used, as well as what barriers are frequently encountered are important facets of this phenomenon. For nurses in various roles and settings including those who are leaders and mentees, the ability to successfully navigate patient care scenarios that require information generation, clarification, and patient health education are important and strategic approaches in transforming nursing. As a leader, mentor, nurse informaticist, administrator, and educator, I am particularly interested in the intertwining relationship of leadership, mentoring and informatics and its relevant role in improving nursing, nursing education, and the overall quality of patient care and safety.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2008). A conceptual model of Nursing Information Behavior (NIB). Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co..
Kaplan, D. B. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2019). Utilization and cost among home health patients with cognitive impairment: Data analysis of service use by cognitive status and primary source of payment. J of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research 9(1), 50-63. https://doi.org/10.13178/jnparr.2019.0901.0908
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. & Kaplan, D. B. (2018). Usability of a classroom response system in an online course: Testing of a smartphone-downloadable technology enhanced learning tool for distance education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 9(3), 14-24. [ePrint published November 8, 2018]. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v9n3p14.
Lim, F. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2016). Standardized handoff in clinical education: A checklist for patient safety and quality of care. Nurse Education Today, 37, 3-7.
Paguio, J. T. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2016). Safety culture and safety attitudes of nurses in the National University Hospital. Philippine Journal of Nursing, 86(1), 10 - 15.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y., Aying, J. N., & Navarro, V. B. (2015), Succession planning: Developing and mentoring the future leaders of professional associations for minority nurses. UPNAAI Nursing Journal, 11, 32-35.
Cox, J., Thomas-Hawkins, C., Pajarillo, E. J. Y., Cadmus, E., & Martinez, M. (2015), Factors associated with falls in hospitalized adult patients. Applied Nursing Research, 28, 78-82.
Rand, M., & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2015), A robust social and professional connection between master educator and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student instructor: Virtual mentoring and preceptorship via distance education. Nursing Education Today, 35, 696-699.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014), The challenges of research & EBP. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, 4, 77-79.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014), Collaborative work: Seizing the opportunity to showcase our strengths and skills. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, 4, 1-2.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013), Towards self-care. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, 3, 57-59.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013), The tipping point for nursing research. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, 3, 1-2.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2012), Distance education offers a wealth of formats and options. American Nurse Today, 7, 1-3.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. & Kaplan D. B. (2019). “Integration of a mobile-device classroom response system in an online nursing environment: Enhancing student’s imagination, classroom engagement, innovative thinking and learning.“ 31st Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Sessions. Transforming the Future of Nursing Research: Imagination, Innovation, and Engagement. Eastern Nursing Research Society, Providence, RI, April 3-5, 2019.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. & Kaplan, D. (2019). "Adopting a Mobile-Device Classroom Response System in an Online Nursing Environment: Enhancing Learning, Innovation and Engagement in Master’s Online Education," 2019 Master’s Education Conference. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Tampa, FL. February 21-23, 2019.
Ambrosio-Mawhirter, D. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2018). Poster Presentation. “Synergy: The right concept, right people, right goals produce positive outcomes.” 2018 Faculty Development Conference. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. New Orleans, LA, November 14-15, 2018.
Ambrosio-Mawhirter, D. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2018). “ePortfolios: Collect and reflect as students transition into professional practice,” 2018 Nursing Education Research Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and National League for Nursing, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C., April 19 – 21, 2018.
Ambrosio-Mawhirter, D. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2017). “Facilitating self-reflection, self-value, and preparation for better professional practice,” 2017 Fall Conference, Innovations, Inclusions & Integration, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and New York League for Nursing, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, November 10-11, 2017.
Solis, E. & Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2017). Poster Presentation - An integrative review on online, hybrid, and traditional classroom learning environment, 38th Annual Convention, Charting the course for optimal impact, University of the Philippines Alumni Association of America, Hyatt regency of Orange County, Garden Grove, CA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y., Linn, A. M., Nelson, J., & Willard, S. (2015). Poster Presentation - Enhancing the learning capability of students and preceptors in the Post-Master’s Certificate & Doctor of Nursing Practice AIDS/HIV Sub-specialty using the iPad Mini. In 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), October 29, 2015. Chicago, IL.
Pajarillo, E., and Oulanov, A. (2014). Poster Presentation - Understanding how information is used by RN-BSN students. In National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit. Phoenix, AZ.
Pajarillo, E., Oulanov, A., and Martinez, M. (2014). Poster Presentation - Nursing information behavior themes evident among RN-BSN students. In University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association of America 35th Annual Convention, Global Leadership: Breaking Barriers. Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY.
Thomas-Hawkins, C., Cox, J., Pajarillo, E., Gennaro, S., Cadmus, E., & Martinez, M. (2014). Poster Presentation - Factors associated with falls in hospitalized patients. In Eastern Nursing Research Society 26th Annual Scientific Conference. Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2019). “Redefining nurses’ roles: A nurse informaticist’s perspective.” 15th Annual Leadership Conference, Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health, with the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International, “Nursing Leadership: Future Challenges and Opportunities,” Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY, May 1, 2019.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (Jan. 2019). Influence on Nursing Informatics: Fascinating career focus for new nurses. IMPRINT 66(1) (January 2019), 39-45. National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Career Planning Issue. Brooklyn, NY: NSNA. https://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3d793b26#/3d793b26/1
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2018). “The role of professional nursing organizations in the professional socialization of nurses in the discipline.” Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, NY. October 3, 2018.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (May 2018). A nurse educator’s experience influencing future nurses. New York Daily News. National Nurses’ Week Advertising Supplement, NYDailyNews.com. Available at https://multimedia.nydailynews.com/special-sections/National%20Nurses%20Week%2005.04.18.pdf
Pajarillo, E. et al. (2017). “Interprofessional education and practice (IPE).” Adelphi University Campus Connect. University Center, March 8, 2017.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2015, August). Developing one's research agenda. 36th UPNAAI Annual Lecture Series, Lake Forest, CA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2015, August). Affordable Care Act and the Future of Nursing: Are We Ready For These Changes? (Keynote). 36th UPNAAI Annual Educational Convention, Hyatt Regency of Orange County, CA.
Pajarillo, E. (2015). “Seminar on nursing informatics and its implications to nursing practice and health care,” 2015 Senior Nursing Students, University of the Philippines Manila, College of Nursing, (Webex), April 20 & May 4, 2015.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014, December). Nursing research for bedside nurses. A visiting scholars’ program. St. Peter's Health Partners Hospital, Albany, NY.
Pajarillo, E. (2014). “Career planning and professional marketing,” Leadership Circle of Specialists, Leadership Scholars Program, Philippine Nurses Association of America, (Webex), October 4, 2014.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014, August). Research & EBP as we use them in our practice. 35th UPNAAI Annual Lecture Series, Lake Forest, CA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y., and Oulanov, A. (2014, July). Improving the skills of RN-BSN students in maximizing the use of data and information for evidence-based nursing: Nursing information behavior. 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014, June). Report & Program Evaluation of the Leadership Scholars Program. 35th Philippine Nurses Association of America National Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2014, January). Nursing informatics: Adjunctive strategies in nursing education for patient safety, quality, global health, & social action. 9th International Nursing Conference, Promoting solidarity for global health and sustainable social action, Manila, Philippines.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013, November). Quality management, evidence-based practice and research as nursing informatics applications used in patient care. 2nd Annual Nursing Informatics Symposium, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013, October). Cultural uniqueness: A leader's ally or foe? Philippine Nurses Association-Central Florida Chapter, Nassau, Bahamas.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013, July). Leadership scholars program: Honing the talents of our members to become future leaders of the association. 34th National Convention of the Philippine Nurses Association of America - Strategic, Synergistic, Social Action, Cleveland, OH.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2013, May). Focusing on patient safety and quality in teaching nursing informatics. 2013 Quality & Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Forum, Atlanta, GA.
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2012, September). Evidence-based practice & research: Its place in healthcare (Keynote). 2nd Annual Nursing Research Symposium, Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
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Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
Fellow, Viret Faculty Leadership Fellows Program
Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY (October, 2015)
Distinguished J. V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor Recipient Presented at the 36th UPNAAI Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency, Orange County, CA, August 7, 2015.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Leadership, Mentoring, & Editorship, 35th National Convention, Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc., Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (June 2014)
Most Distinguished Alumnus in Nursing Informatics & Administration, University of the Philippines College of Nursing Alumni Association, Manila, Philippines (June 2014)
PNACF Outstanding Speaker Award, Leadership Conference (October 18-21, 2013)
Informatics Nurse of the Year, PNA-NY Chapter (September 2010)
UPAAA Distinguished Alumnus Award for Nursing Education (September 2009)
Federal Traineeship Scholarship (2008 & 2009)
Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Kappa Chapter Nursing Honor Society (2008)
Roy L. Simpson Nursing Informatics Scholarship (2008)
Fellow, New York State Nurses Association Leadership Institute (2003)
Fellow, New York State Nurses Association Leadership Development (1996)
2019 (April 4-5), Abstract Reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 31st Annual Scientific Sessions, " Transforming the Future of Nursing Research: Imagination, Innovation, and Engagement.” Providence, RI.
2018 (April 11-13): Abstract Reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 30th Annual Scientific Sessions, "Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing Science: Building a Legacy of Innovation, Dissemination and Translation, Newark Liberty Marriott Hotel, Newark, New Jersey.
2017 (April 5-7): Abstract Reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, “Leading the way: Building strength and unity in the diversity of nursing science. Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.
2016 - 2021 Board Member, New York State Board for Nursing
2016 - Present: Chair, Informatics Workgroup, New York Academy of Medicine
2016 (April 13-15): Abstract Reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), 28th Annual Scientific Sessions, “Nursing science: Building research and health." Omni William Tell Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.
January 2016 - December 31, 2016: Full Member, Content Expert Panel, Nurse Informatics Certification Program, American Nurse Credentialing Center
2015 (November) - External Reviewer Master’s degrees proposal for approval by the NY State Education Department for the City University of New York’s (CUNY) first Online Master’s in Nursing Programs hosted at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, the Online School in CUNY. Program review include 6 programs (Masters in Nursing Informatics and Nursing Administration, BSN-MSN (Nursing Informatics & Administration), and Post Master’s Certificates (Nursing Informatics & Administration).
January 2015 - August 2016: Full Member, Content Expert Panel, Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification Program, American Nurse Credentialing Center
Representative (ANA-NY), Center for Nursing Research Steering Committee, Foundation of NY State Nurses
Member, Role Delineation Study, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nursing Informatics Certification Program. Study aims to provide basis for determining the content and structure of a valid certification examination.
Program Proponent & Director - Consortium of Peer Researchers & Authors (CoPRA)
2016-2017 President, University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association of America, Inc.
2015-2016 President, University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Inc. (NJ Chapter)
2014-2015 1st Vice-President & Chair, Education & Research Committee, UPNAAI
2010 - Present: Board Member, Finance Committee Member, & Past Vice-President, Nurses House Inc.
2013-2016: Board Member (Auxiliary), New York State Board for Nursing
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