PhD , Long Island University (NY) (2005)
MSN , Excelsior College (NY) (2009)
MPA, University of the Philippines (1990)
BSN, 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, 01/1995-12/2018
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.
Evidence-Based Practice In Nursing
Nursing Informatics And Advanced Nursing Practice
Courses Previously Taught
Courses Previously Taught
Undergraduate Nursing Informatics in Health Care
Undergraduate Evidence-Based Practice Nursing
BS Completion Course in Project Management and Information Technology
Graduate Seminar in Evaluation Processes for Nurse Leaders
Graduate Course S/T Nurse Educator Roles
Graduate Course Educational Theories and Application to Learning
Graduate Capstone I
Graduate Capstone II
Nursing Informatics and Advanced Nursing Practice
Research Processes in Nursing for UG Nursing Students
EBP for Advanced Practice Nursing
Informatics for Nurses
Information Technology for EBP Nursing
Use of Technology in Nursing Education
Health Care Delivery in the United States
Use of Technology to Enhance Nursing Education, Practice & Research
Use of Technology for Patient Safety & Quality
Teaching Technology for Patient Safety & Quality
Nursing Information Behavior Across Nursing Specializations
Leadership & Mentoring among Nurses and First Line Managers
Use of Big Data
Pajarillo, E. J. Y. (2008). A conceptual model of Nursing Information Behavior (NIB). Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co..
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.
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. (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. J. Y. (2014, December). Nursing research for bedside nurses. A visiting scholars’ program. St. Peter's Health Partners Hospital, Albany, NY.
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.
Research Consultant, UP-PGH Medical Center;
Visiting Prof., Thailand Red Cross College of Nursing;
Visiting Prof., UP, Open Univ.;
Faculty Consultant, St. Peter's Hospital, NY;
Visiting Prof., UP, College of Nursing
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)
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 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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