Dr. Conti-O’Hare has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with significant experience in clinical, administrative, teaching and research. Her major areas of expertise are addictions, psychiatric and holistic nursing. She received a baccalaureate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an MSN in Nursing Administration from Sacred Heart University and a Ph.D. from Adelphi University Her past certifications include: ANCC Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatric/Mental Health, Certified Addictions Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She has received the designation as counselor emeritus from the New York State addictions credentialing body.(OASIS)
In the past, Dr. Conti-O’Hare has served as adjunct nursing faculty at NYU, Adelphi University, Pace University, Farmingdale University, St. Joseph’s College and the New York College for the Health Professions. She has lectured nationally and internationally on therapeutic use of self, the addicted client, patient centered care and alternative nursing therapies. Since 2009, she has served as online adjunct professor of nursing in a variety of nursing programs, including Walden, South University, Excelsior College and Sullivan University. She has taught in BSN, MSN and DNP programs.
She is the author of numerous articles and the book. “The Nurse as Wounded Healer: From Trauma to Transcendence” published by Jones and Bartlett (2002). She has taught also writing skills to health professionals and has edited scholarly manuscripts
For over 2 years Dr. Conti-O’Hare worked with impaired professionals for the Statewide Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (SPAN). She received an Award of Recognition for her contribution to the Nursing Spectrum Ambassador Program 2000-2001 and Nurse of Excellence for 2002 at Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY. At present, Dr. Conti-O’Hare is an educator and writer