Long Island Campus - O'Connor Hall, N322
B.S. in Nursing, St. Joseph's College
M.S. in Nurse Practitioner in Adult and Family Health, Stony Brook University
Ph.D. in Nursing, Duquesne University
Post Master's Certifications
Forensic Nursing, Duquesne University
Nursing Education, Duquesne University
Areas of Expertise: nursing education, forensic nursing, elder abuse and nurse practitioners
Catherine Pearsall has been a practicing nurse on Long Island since 1992. She has experience working with older adults, individuals with special needs and primary care patients. Before coming to St. Joseph’s in 2004, Dr. Pearsall worked as a nurse practitioner at Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead for almost 10 years. She is also a consulting expert witness in malpractice cases.
Dr. Pearsall holds several certifications, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Education Center Associate Program and National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator.
She has done extensive research on elder abuse and published several articles on the topic including, “Forensic Biomarkers of Elder Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know,” which appeared in the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Dr. Pearsall’s accomplishments have earned her several awards, including grant funding from St. Joseph’s College and the 1997 Nurse of Excellence Award at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was selected as a protégé in the NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Dr. Pearsall is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses among others.