University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Lowell, MA PhD, 2017
Salem State College, Salem, MA, Master’s Degree in Nursing (Education track), 2008
Rush University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, 1986
2010-present Certified Nurse Educator (NLN)
1994-present: Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification, National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Scholarship: Research interests/projects; evidence based practice projects; special projects for educational initiatives; innovative teaching strategies
Dissertation-The Lived Experience of Men Whose Partners Have Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression, Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy/Postpartum
Experiences of Male Nursing Students
Incivility in Nursing
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Faculty Roundtable-a yearly presentation/roundtable for LM/RC faculty
Awards/Grants: Individual or team recognition/awards; grants identify by name (not amount)
2018: Faculty Development Award-Perspectives on Substance Use Disorder in Maternal-Child Health Nursing -NU 201E/W Team
2017: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dean’s Award
2015: Sharon Codi Turcotte Award for Quality/Hallmark Health System-poster winner
2013: Hallmark Health System Medical Staff Scholarship Recipient
2012: Nominee: Gene Tranbarger Award for Writing, American Assembly for Men in Nursing
2010: Faculty Recognition Award: LM/RC, voted by fellow Faculty
2009: Boston Globe’s Annual Salute to Nurses: Outstanding Faculty Category
Fantasia, H. C., Sutherland. M.A., Fontenot, H. & Ierardi, J. A. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about contraceptive and sexual consent among college women. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10(4), 199-207. doi: 1097/JFN0000000000000046
Ierardi, J.A. (2014). Taking the ‘sting’ out of exam reviews: A student centered approach. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(7), 428.doi: 10.3928/01484834-20140619-13
Ierardi, J. A. (2013). With calm and steady hands. Nursing for Women’s Health, 17(4), 354-356.
Ierardi, J. A. (2010). Silent healing. Nursing for Women’s Health, 14(5), 432-2.
Ierardi, J. A., Fitzgerald, D.A., & Holland, D.T. (2010). Exploring male students’ experiences in an associate degree nursing program. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(4), 215-218.
Ierardi, J. A. (2010). Back in the day: Remembering nursing practices from the past. Nursing2010, 40(4), 32-33.
Ierardi, J. A., (2008). What’s your question? Advance for Nurses, 8(22), 34.
Board of Directors-Postpartum Support International, MA Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Tau Chapter
Association of Women’s Health Neonatal and Obstetric Nursing (AWHONN)
Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN)
Community Service Activities:
2015-present: Board of Directors- Music at Eden’s Edge-a professional chamber music ensemble