At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. David Liguori joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021 as a full-time Assistant Professor. His previous higher education experience includes core graduate faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, as well as adjunct faculty at Berkeley College, NJ. Dr. Liguori has also worked as a nurse practitioner in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. His clinical areas of interest include palliative and end-of-life care, diabetes, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Liguori is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and holds certification through the AANP as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. He also holds certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC). Dr. Liguori maintains a clinical practice as a primary care nurse practitioner in New Jersey.