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Julie Woodworth, PhD

Professor of Nursing

Nursing and Allied Health - C-176
Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5938
Email: jwoodworth@niagaracc.suny.edu



  • PhD in Nursing Education from Nova Southeastern University, 2016
  • Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing, Minor in teaching, D’Youville College, 1999
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Daemen College, 1993
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Niagara County Community College, 1990
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 2008 - current


Dr. Woodworth joined NCCC in 1995 as an adjunct clinical nurse faculty then in 2002 as a full-time nurse faculty. She brings over 27 years of experience in critical care, emergency nursing, psychiatric nursing, operative nursing, and home health care. Dr. Woodworth started her RN career after graduating from the associate's degree RN program at NCCC! Despite having a full-time teaching load she continues to keep her nursing practice current by maintaining a staff role in the operating room (ASU/PACU areas). In addition, she continued this rigorous schedule while completing her PhD in Nursing Education! She practices what she teaches: a strong belief in furthering her education and maintaining excellence in practice!

In addition, Dr. Woodworth has established herself as an expert in nursing education by attaining the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential and publishing in within the evidenced-based literature in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Woodworth uses innovative teaching strategies to promote engagement within the classroom. She developed and implemented nursing case studies that have been utilized in the nursing program. She challenges nursing students to strive for their highest potential! Graduates appreciate her encouragement for academic excellence, clinical encouragement to be the best nurse possible, and love for life-long learning!

Research Interests / Areas of Expertise

Research completed with adjunct clinical nurse faculty in associate degree nursing programs to reveal the intent-to-stay teaching

Research completed with Buffalo Hospice patients regarding end-of-life dreams and visions.

Clinical expertise in:

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Room Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Home Health Care
  • Surgical Nursing

Appointments and Awards

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) peer reviewer, 2017
  • Appointment to:
    Professor of Nursing Education NCCC, 2009
  • Associate Professor of Nursing Education NCCC, 2006
  • Assistant Professor of Nursing Education NCCC, 2004
  • Instructor of Nursing NCCC, 2002
  • Ruth T McGrorey Award for leadership in nursing, 2017.
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor by the Chancellor of SUNY, 2017
  • Nursing Student of the Year nominee for Nova Southeastern University Nursing Department, 2016.
  • Professional Nurses Association of Western New York (PNAWNY) nominee for Nurse of Distinction 2010
  • State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008-2009.
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Credential since 2008
  • Innovations in Teaching Award from Niagara County Community College – Nursing case studies, May 2008.
  • Instructional Resource Committee Grant from Niagara County Community College to write Nursing III Case Studies- 2008.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Professional Nurses Association of Western New York (PNAWNY)- District 1
  • PNAWNY-District 1 Treasurer, Nominating committee member, and Board Member
  • Member Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member of National League for Nursing
  • Member of National Education Association


Woodworth, J. (2017). Adjunct nurse faculty demographics and intent to stay teaching, Nurse Educator.

Woodworth, J (2016). Predictive factors impacting intent to stay teaching for associate degree adjunct clinical nurse faculty. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 11, 147-151.

Woodworth, J. (2015). Promotion of nursing student civility in nursing education: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum. DOI:10.1111/nuf.12138

Woodworth, J. (2015). Innovative point assignment for clinical attendance in an associate degree program. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(1), 54-56. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20141224-02

Nosek, C., Kerr, C., Woodworth, J., Wright, S., Grant, P., Kuszczack, S., Banas, A. Luczkiewicz, D., & Depner, R. (2014) End-of-life dreams and visions: A qualitative perspective from hospice patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine,1-6. DOI: 10.1177/1049909113517291

Woodworth,J.(2014). Nursing student clinical shift completion as a predictor of NCLEX failure. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 31-33. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000005

Woodworth, J. (2012). A group orientation model for new graduate nurses. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28(5), 219-221.

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