Seton Hall nursing professor chosen as Fulbright Scholar

Kathleen Neville.

Kathleen Neville, associate dean of graduate studies and research at Seton Hall University College of Nursing, was recently awarded a 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Neville will conduct a mixed-method research investigation exploring nursing students’ perceptions of individuals with opioid use disorders.

Neville’s study will take place at the Edinburgh Napier University School of Health and Social Care in Scotland. It will expand on her current work, which investigates nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes and stigma towards individuals with opioid use disorders in the U.S.

“Professor Neville’s Fulbright Award provides a wonderful example of how our stellar faculty are increasing our academic distinction by advancing research and scholarship as they foster international collaboration and interdisciplinarity, equity and inclusion, thereby enhancing our reputation as a home for great minds,” Katia Passerini, provost and executive vice president, said.

Neville is an experienced nurse educator with an extensive background in both undergraduate and graduate education, with a focus on research, evidence-based practice and curriculum development. She is a graduate of New York University, where she obtained both a Ph.D. and master’s degree in nursing, and has a B.S. in nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing. Prior to joining Seton Hall College of Nursing in January 2018, she was a full tenured professor in the School of Nursing at Kean University and taught in the R.N.-B.S.N., master’s and Ph.D. programs. Previous teaching experiences include Yale University and Rutgers University.

In 2018, Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the School of Health and Medical Sciences, as well as the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine, were awarded a three-year Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Grant to address the opioid epidemic. Neville served as principal investigator and one of three project directors, in collaboration with SAMHSA grant team members, to provide nurse practitioner, medical and physician assistant students with the opportunity to receive state of the art didactic and clinical training to prescribe medication-assisted treatment, the gold standard treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders.