Faculty and Staff

Daria B Napierkowski

Professor • School of Nursing

Dr. Daria Napierkowski is an Associate Professor at William Paterson University where she coordinates the senior level community clinical rotation. She is also the co-director of the university core curriculum. Dr. Napierkowski teaches undergraduate and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students about the management of chronic illnesses. She has also taught in the graduate program and Doctor of Nursing program. She is certified as an adult nurse practitioner practicing in the student health and wellness center on the campus of William Paterson University. Dr. Napierkowski received the William Paterson University alumni association grant to conduct research of a peer mentor program whereby the student mentors were paid to guide and support classmates. Dr. Napierkowski has presented nationally and internationally and published manuscripts on peer mentoring, RSV Bronchiolitis, Rosacea, and student success in a second-degree program. Dr. Napierkowski published a book titled Health Assessment Demystified in 2014. Dr. Napierkowski presented in 2018 at the STTI 4th Biennial European Conference in Cambridge, United Kingdom and presented virtually at the STTI 5th Biennial European Conference on Updated Hypertension Guidelines and Cardiovascular Prevention with colleague Dr. Kimberly Prado and a second presentation on a Peer Mentor Program for Student Success.

Professional Interests

Cultural diversity, student success, peer mentoring, adolescent health


DNP Nursing, UMDNJ Newark, NJ

MS Advanced Practice Nursing, William Paterson University Wayne,

BS Nursing, Pace University Pleasantville,


Adult Nurse Practitioner

Licenses and Certifications

Advanced Practice Nurse, National

Certified Nurse Educator, National

Registered Nurse, National

Representative Publications

Health assessment demystified; NY,NY; McGraw Hill Education; 2014

A Multidimensional study of the correlation between perfectionism, self-efficacy, distress tolerance and binge eating; , SOJ Nursing and Healthcare; 2020

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

Hypertension: a discussion of the guidelines; , Women's Healthcare; 2020

Preventive strategies of ASCVD; , Journal of Nurse Practitioners; Volume 16, 2020

Representative Presentations

A Peer Mentor Program for Student Success
5th Biennial European Conference Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Coimbra, 2020

Updated hypertension guideliness and cardiovascular disease prevention
5th Biennial European Conference Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Coimbra, 2020

Evaluating a Program to Increase Sense of Support in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students
4th Biennial STTI European Conference Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Canbridge, 2018

“Cultivating and Refining Clinical Knowledge and Practice: Relating the Boyer Model of Scholarship to the DNP Graduate”
WPUNJ Research and Scholarship Day William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 2015

Awards and Honors

William Paterson University Alumni Grant
William Paterson University

Iota Alpha Chapter at Large, International Honor Society of Nursing

Evidence Based Practice Award & Scholarship
Omicron Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Who's Who among students in American Universities & Colleges
William Paterson University

Fellowships, Grants and Research

PeeR MeNtor in Nursing: A Program for student success

Notable Courses Taught

NUR 4271- Health Indicators Seminar
NUR4261-Nursing Practice III
NUR 4320- Nursing Excellence for Seniors
NUR 7300- Scientific Foundations for Nursing

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