Bergen Community College alumna and assistant professor of nursing, Diana Constantino,’06, instructs level 1 nursing courses including Physical Assessment (NUR 181), Pharmacology for Nurses (NUR 182), Basic Concepts and Skills of Nursing (NUR 183). Hired in 2015, she has worked as an adjunct professor, a full-time lecturer, and a tenure track assistant professor of nursing at Bergen.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Constantino, said, “When I work at Bergen, it does not feel like a job but an enjoyable hobby that you look forward to every day.”
When thinking about why she decided to work at Bergen, Constantino wants to give back to the community. She said “I am rooted in Bergen County and will continue to grow and branch out to the community.”
She is a faculty advisor for the Student Nurse Club, the Pasalubong Club, and the Nursing Honor Society (OADN) at Bergen. She attended and obtained ACUE certification offered at Bergen through the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to credential faculty members in evidence-based teaching practices. She is a member of the Academic Standing College Wide Committee and the Good and Welfare Committee.
Constantino was a nominee for both the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award in 2022 and the Nurse.org Icon Most Inspirational Nurse Award in 2023. When she isn’t teaching in the classroom, Constantino works as a nurse practitioner at a private medical doctor office in Paramus and a registered staff nurse at the Valley Hospital. Constantino is medical surgical board certified (RN-BC) ANCC and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner board certified (AGPCNP-BC) ANCC. She is also certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid USA.
Constantino holds an associate of science degree in professional studies (AS) from Bergen (2006), a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) from Ramapo College of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2008), and a master of science in nursing (MSN) from Felician University (2014).
Her fraternal twin sister, Joana, also works as an assistant professor of nursing at the College. “Working with your twin sister is like having a best friend at work and a wonderful motivation in life,” said Constantino. “When God gave me a twin sister, He gave me a best friend.”
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.
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