Lydia Honorata Albuquerque
Professor • School of Nursing
Dr. Albuquerque serves on various university-wide committees such as the Graduate Policy, Center for Research Grants, Diversity and Justice UCC-4, Student Success, and is currently on the Inclusive Teaching Blue Ribbon Task Force. At the department level, she has served on Academic standards, Graduate, Admission, Search Committee, and RTP standards committees. She was actively involved in the CCNE accreditation of the Department of Nursing in 2018. Dr. Albuquerque serves as the Vice President of the WPU Sigma Iota at Large Chapter.
Dr. Albuquerque’s research endeavors extend from soliciting grants, implementing research projects, publishing, and presenting at International, National, and Local conferences. To date, she has secured over $300,000 in grants to address Hypertension and Stroke among women at high risk with a FIT BIT program to increase exercise, diet control, and medication adherence among women in the inner city. Her grants have been supported by the Department of Health and Human Services , NJ.
Dr. Albuquerque has collaborated on a funded 5-year HRSA grant to provide scholarships for economically underserved nursing students at WPU. A yearly grant of $650,000 is disbursed to deserving students entering or in the nursing program.
Dr. Albuquerque is a member of several Professional Organizations and served as the President of the National Association of Indian Nurses ( NAINA)from 2021-2022. Currently, she serves on the education committee of the Heart Failure Society of America ( HFSA). In July 2022 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). In March 2021, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Nursing Academies of Practice (NAP). She has also received several awards such as the New Jersey State Nurses Association Don & Diva award, March of Dimes, and Clinical Leadership and Excellence award from the Heart Failure Society of America. She has exemplified as a leader in moving agendas to address racism in Nursing and served as a Commissioner on the inaugural project of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Dr. Albuquerque earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from William Paterson University and is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner From Rutgers University, and maintains her clinical practice at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Education, Research, Nurse Practitioner
Cardiology, Heart failure, Nurse Practitioner
Licenses and Certifications
Critical Care Registered Nurse,
Acute care Nurse Practitioner,
Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Asian Indian Communities in the United States: A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study;
Hill-Rom’s bed exit system audible Alarm system, used in conjunction with falls protocol: Reduces falls on a medical-surgical inpatient unit, a process improvement project. ; , Journal of comprehensive Nursing and Research; 2020
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Health related Quality of Life, Predictor of 30 day Hospital readmissions among Heart failure patients; , Journal of Cardiac Failure; Volume
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Endurance Exercise Improves Heart Health Behaviors and Health Status: Do Patients Adhere? ; , Online Journal of Cardiovascular Research ; 2019
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
Impact of Resilient Option Training Among Asian Indian Nurses in India and the USA
Global Collaboration During COVID-19
Emotional Resilence and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Awards and Honors
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
Notable Courses Taught
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) ( 2023- Present)
NUR 7380- Leadership and Collaboration
Master of Nursing ( 2020- Present)
NUR 5461- Advance Pathophysiology
NUR 5411- Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 6062-Health Care Data Analytics
NUR6011- Advanced Health assessment
NUR 3280- Fundamentals of Nursing