Magdaleina V. Joseph Interim Chief Nursing Officer & UG Nursing Director
"Go beyond the required reading assignments, read in advance, write down questions on concepts you do not understand, and set up time to discuss them and any questions you have with your faculty."
- Doctor of Philosophy of Nursing (Ph.D.) — Barry University, 2015
- Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) — Barry University, 2011
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — Barry University, 2007
Currently, Dr. Joseph serves as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Undergraduate Nursing at St. Thomas University. She was an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University, teaching in the Nurse Practitioner and Doctoral Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
Dr. Joseph is a board-certified FNP from both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) and a board-certified emergency nursing (CEN).
In 2019, Dr. Joseph was awarded the DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty, and she was recognized and awarded as one of the 2017 Top 20 under 40 Young Haitian American Professionals by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF). In 2016, Dr. Joseph was the first-place winner for research poster presentation at the Sixth Annual Florida Nurses Association South Region Symposium and Award Ceremony, the second-place winner for research poster presentation at the symposium held by the Center for Interdisciplinary Scholarship at Barry University in 2015, and a 2015 second-place winner for research poster presentation at the Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) Fourth Annual Leadership Convention.
She has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Lambda Chi Chapter (LCC), and the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.
Dr. Joseph serves as a Governing Board Member for the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogane (FSIL)/Université Episcopale d'Haïti, and she is a member of several professional nursing organizations, including STTI, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Florida Nurses Association (FNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN), and the Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA). She served as the 2017-2019 Secretary and co-chair of International Affair Committee (IAC) for HANA of Florida. Dr. Joseph also served as Chair of Community Service for LCC/STTI from 2015-2017.
Dr. Joseph’s experience includes acquisition of strong clinical skills throughout her career as a professional registered nurse in various clinical settings such as emergency, critical care telemetry, and med-surge services. As an advanced practice nurse, Dr. Joseph has held several positions as adjunct faculty and post-acute hospitalist.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Advanced FNP Adults and Advanced FNP Pediatric
Why did you start teaching?
For me, I believe that I was chosen by the Almighty to be and do everything that I am and everything that I am doing. While in nursing school, I was fortunate and had the privilege to meet some of the most influential nursing faculty in my life. I have been inspired by their unconventional methods to connect with students, their ability to guide students, their fairness, and their sense of justice made me aspire to become a nursing instructor so that I can help others. Growing up, it was always a passion of mine to care for others and be at the service of others. Nursing is allowing me to do just that. As a nursing instructor, I strive to bring the same passion and innovative ways to learn to help others achieve their dreams.
What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?
Follow the advice, guidelines, and expectations of your faculty. They are here for your success.
Do not be afraid to ask questions.
Go beyond the required reading assignments, read in advance, write down questions on concepts you do not understand, and set up time to discuss them and any questions you have with your faculty. Adopt a smart study habits, consider setting up time for study groups virtually or face-to-face with your classmates, and quiz each other on the concepts or materials you have already covered.