Berkeley College Names Eleni Pellazgu as Interim Associate Dean and Interim Chair of Graduate Nursing Programs, School of Health Studies

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
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BERKELEY COLLEGE NAMES ELENI PELLAZGU AS
INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN AND INTERIM CHAIR OF GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMS, SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES 

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Photo Caption: Berkeley College has named Eleni Pellazgu as Interim Associate Dean and Interim Chair of Graduate Nursing Programs in its School of Health Studies. 

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Berkeley College has named Eleni Pellazgu as Interim Associate Dean and Interim Chair of Graduate Nursing Programs in its School of Health Studies. In this role, Pellazgu will oversee implementation of the College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the only Licensed Practical Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Master of Science in Nursing (LPN-BSN-MSN) pathway program in the State of New Jersey. Pellazgu will preside over the first class of the MSN program, which launches in the spring 2022 semester on Monday, April 25. 

“Professor Pellazgu brings a wealth of experience as an educator, a nurse clinician and a researcher of nursing science,” said Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies. “She will work closely with nursing faculty to establish and maintain the academic quality, integrity and viability of the newly approved MSN program.”  

With enrollment into the MSN program underway, Pellazgu is responsible for the planning, management and assessment of MSN program curricula, its accreditation process by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the hiring and evaluation of faculty, and additional responsibilities that contribute to access, retention, learning and success for graduate nursing students. 

The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education approved the Berkeley College MSN program in December 2021. The program has specialized concentrations in Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Public Health and Emergency Management Nursing. 

In her 13-year-career, Pellazgu has worked in long-term care, acute care and rehabilitation services, emergency room medicine and critical care. She served as a faculty member at Walden University, Rutgers University and Felician University, before joining the Berkeley College School of Health Studies in 2021. She has presented nationally and internationally, is a published scholar, and has served as a peer reviewer for many nursing and professional journals. 

A resident of Morristown, NJ, Pellazgu earned a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison University, an Associate’s degree in Nursing – Registered Nurse from Excelsior College, and completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Eastwick College. She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program, with a focus in Education, Nutrition and Metabolism, at Rutgers University. 

Pellazgu maintains her clinical practice as a per diem Family Nurse Practitioner in a private practice and at Atlantic Medical Group – Morristown Medical Center as an Advanced Practice Nurse Hospitalist for the Internal Medicine department. She serves as President of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Alpha Tau chapter at Rutgers University; President of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) New Jersey chapter; and a trustee for the Diabetes Foundation of New Jersey. 

About the Berkeley College School of Health Studies 

The Berkeley College School of Health Studies offers degree and certificate programs that prepare the next generation of leaders in nursing and other allied health fields. Programs of study include Health Sciences, Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician and Surgical Technology. In 2021 the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education approved the Berkeley College Master of Science in Nursing program with specialized concentrations in Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Public Health and Emergency Management Nursing. With this approval, Berkeley College offers the only Licensed Practical Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Master of Science in Nursing (LPN-BSN-MSN) pathway program in the State of New Jersey.

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan, NY, and in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,000 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for nine consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2022 edition of the Best Colleges Survey.  In 2021 Berkeley College (NJ) was also recognized for the first time as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among colleges in the region. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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