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Dr. Teresa La Monica, RN, CPNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 2028
(703) 284-5754

Academic Credentials

B.S.N., East Carolina University, Greenville
M.S.N. (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner); Ph.D., The Catholic University of America


Teaching Areas:
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program – Pediatric content and role content
  • Introduction/History of Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Child and Family Development
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Community Health Study Abroad
Research Interests:
  • Asthma self-management in adolescents
  • Middle school children’s views of illness
  • Adoption/relinquishment/child safety/parent education
  • Ethics Fellow 2009 – 2010
  • Ethic Committee
  • Discovery Research Committee
  • Faculty Development Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Georgetown/Tau)
  • Sexual Abuse Nurse Training at Children’s Hospital (Grant)
  • Leader in Education Neurodevelopmental Disabilities/LEND program at Children’s
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • Member, University Faculty for Life (UFL)
  • Society for Arts in Healthcare
  • You’re the Cure College (American Heart Association)
  • Disaster Health Service volunteer (American Red Cross)
Dr. Teri LaMonica has more than 30 years experience as a pediatric nurse, 25 of which have been as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) in various clinical settings, including emergency room, pulmonary, school, and adolescent health care. With a background as an emergency room nurse, she is a strong advocate of teaching safety programs and parenting classes, especially in the area of accident prevention and health promotion. She has been involved for many years in teaching childbirth and parenting classes at Hope in Northern Virginia.

Her area of research has been in children with asthma and using art to assess children’s view of illness and injuries. With over 15 years of teaching experience, her main interest as an educator is to lead undergraduate and graduate students in becoming competent and compassionate nurses and advanced practice nurses, and fostering a sense of community involvement.

As a former LEND (Leadership Educational Neurodevelopment Disabilities) trainee and Maternal Child Grant recipient, she has an ongoing involvement in multidisciplinary team work with children with disabilities and their families. She has been a member of Marymount’s Nursing faculty since 2006.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (Tau Chapter), National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP), University Faculty for Life (UFL), Society for Arts in Healthcare, and You’re the Cure College (American Heart Association).

Nursing (RN) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) Background:
  • Pediatric
  • Emergency Room
  • Pulmonary (former Apnea Practitioner)
  • Asthma specialist
  • Primary Care and School Health