Faculty and Staff

Lydia Honorata Albuquerque

Professor • Department of Nursing

Dr. Albuquerque is a graduate from college of Nursing, Armed Forces medical college Pune (1983) and completed her Master in Nursing from Leelabai Thackersey, College of Nursing (LTCON), Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University, Mumbai ( 1989). Dr. Albuquerque served as a faculty at College of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune for close to a decade. In 1997, Dr. Albuquerque, took premature retirement from the military nursing service and continued her nursing career at College of Nursing, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed university, Pune. In 2004, Dr. Albuquerque migrated to the United States, where she graduated with her Post Master of science in Nursing, Acute-care Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University, New Jersey (NJ)and Doctor of Nursing Practice ( 2012) from William Paterson University, New Jersey( 2018). Currently Dr. Albuquerque serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing.

Professional Interests

Education, Research, Nurse Practitioner


DNP Nursing, College of Science & Health, Department of Nursing, William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

MS Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, College of Nursing, Rutgers University Newark,

MS Nursing, Leelabai Thackersey , College of Nursing, SNDT Women'sUniversity Mumbai, India

BS Nursing, College of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University Pune, India


Cardiology, Heart failure, Nurse Practitioner

Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse, New Jersey Board of Nursing State

Nurse Practitioner, New Jersey Board Of Nursing State

Critical Care Registered Nurse, American Association of Critical Care Nursing National

Acute care Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners National

Representative Publications

Patient’s Self-reported functional status and Health Related Quality of life: Prognostic Predictors for 30-day hospital readmission among Heart Failure patients; , Heart & Lung: The Journal of CardioPulmonary and Acute care; Volume 47, 2018

Patient’s Self-Reported Functional Status and Health-related Quality of Life: Association to 30-day Hospital Readmissions among Heart Failure Patients ; , Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research; 2019

Health related Quality of Life, Predictor of 30 day Hospital readmissions among Heart failure patients; , Journal of Cardiac Failure; Volume 25, 2019

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Endurance Exercise Improves Heart Health Behaviors and Health Status: Do Patients Adhere? ; , Online Journal of Cardiovascular Research ; 2019

Awards and Honors

Leadership Excellence award, American Association of Indian Nurses, New Jersey.
American Association of Indian Nurses of America, New Jersey Chapter

DON & DIVA award from Institute for Nursing
New Jersey State Nurses Association

Nightingale Research Award
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

Edith Anderson Leadership Education grant
Sigma TheTau International

Nominated for Nominated for March of Dimes award, Category: Academia
March Of Dimes


Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Receives Award for Exceptional Nurses from New Jersey State Nurses Association 's Institute for Nursing

Introducing the APN Task force(2015-17)

NAINA celebrates Advance Practice Nurses

Nightingale Research Grant Awarded to Lydia Albuquerque

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) Advanced Practice Nurses Forum

Notable Courses Taught

Fall 2020: NUR 5461, Advance Pathophysiology, NUR 3280, 01,02- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 40 students.
Summer 2020: NUR 3280, 01,02- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 17 students.
Spring 2020: NUR 3280, 02,05,08- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 22 students.
Fall, 2019 :NUR 3280, 02,05,08- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 22 students.
Spring, 2019: NUR 3280, 02,05,08- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 22 students.
Fall,2018, NUR 3280, 02,05,08- Nursing Practice I & Nursing Theory, 24 students

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