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Suzanne Barenski, Ph.D., RN
Director of RN Studies
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Degree University
RN St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing
B.S. Russell Sage College
M.S. Russell Sage College
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts


Dr. Barenski is a nurse administrator, educator and researcher. In her administrative role as Director, Dr. Barenski coordinates the RN-BS degree completion program on two campus sites, main campus and the Berkshire Campus located in Pittsfield, MA. She serves as academic advisor for the RN-BS students. Her areas of teaching expertise include family theory, population health, leadership and most recently genetics and quality and safety in healthcare. Her research interests include parenting, family-centered nursing, and transitional life experiences. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Transition to Fatherhood: a Puerto Rican Perspective.” Dr. Barenski is an active member of Delta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as the National Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Lambda.