Faculty Detail

Leann Patel, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Leann Patel

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 276-5185


Master of Science, 2002. St.John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, US

Bachelor of Science, 1991. Alfred University, Alfred, NY, US


Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1/2007 - 4/2009. Nurse educator. Anthony Jordan Health Center (Prenatal Education). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 5/2006 - Current. Assistant Professor of Nursing. University of Rochester (Nursing 362, Nursing 374, Nursing 377. In 2009 I successfully initiated, planned and facilitated a pilot project in Nursing 377 as a Community Health Clinical Experience @ Albion Correctional Facility. In partnership with STEP by STEP, 12 students provided Parenting Education for incarcerated women @ the correctional facility. This pilot lead to the development of more Community Health Clinical experiences for the APNN students. Since that time I have initiated and secured partnerships with the following community agencies: OACES( Rochester City School District ) Monroe County Correctional Facility, Monroe County Jail, Jennifer House, Nielsen House, Bethany House, Mercy Community Services, Rochester City School District Schools #22 and #15, EnCompass, Cameron Street Ministries, STEP by STEP. Currently I coordinate and facilitate all APNN students with planning and implementing a Health Literacy Project within the community setting. In May 2012 I planned and coordinated a Health Careers Event in partnership with the Childrens School of Rochester(school #15) and supported by the APNN Robert Woods Johnson Scholars entitled SEE WHAT YOU CAN BEE. 40 sixth grade children spent the day @ the School of Nursing and learned about careers in Nursing, Medicine, Nutrition, Physical Therapy and participated in hands on learning in the Simulation Lab and Nursing Skills Lab. ). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2/2008 - 2011. Adjunct Faculty. Nazareth College (Responsible for education of undergraduate nursing students in the clinical and lab settings.). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 9/2003 - 2006. Adjunct Faculty in Nursing and Health Education Departments.. Monroe Community College (Fundamentals of Nursing. Responsible for education of students in the clinical and classroom setting. Death and Dying. Responsible for education of students in the classroom setting. ). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 9/1993 - 2003. Adjunct Faculty. St. John Fisher College (Responsible for clinical instruction and supervision to upper level nursing students in area hospitals and community settings. Developed and coordinated community clinical experience working with Rochester City School District @ the Family Learning Center by assessing needs and formulating appropriate health/wellness programs including annual health fairs and presentations on various topics. Created a clinical experience for students in HEALTH PROMOTION COURSE, working with Action for a Better Community Head Start Program where students provided health screening and health education to pre-schoolers. Initiated a volunteer opportunity for nursing students to participate in the care of hospice patients at Mt. Carmel House.). Rochester, NY, US.


The Abc's of Health Literacy Education.
Annual Oncology Nursing Teaching Day, Genesee Valley Oncology Nursing Society

Community based Interventions to meet the Health Literacy needs of Refugees while Enhancing Culture and Community Awareness for Nursing Students.
4th Annual North American Refugee health Conference, Rochester General Hospital Refugee Health Care Program

Health Care Literacy for All : How Culturally Competent Care Fosters Improved Outcomes for Children of Teen Mothers.
Cultural Diversity Conference, University of Rochester

Blending Two Systems to Meet the Health Literacy Needs of the Incarcerated Population.
Annual Conference, New York State Department of Corrections

Partnerships In a Multicultural Setting.
New York State Nurses Association Conference, New York State Nurses Association


Nurse of the Year .
March of Dimes, 2015

The Mary Dombeck Diversity Enhancement Award .
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2011

University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award Nominee.
, 2011

Community Outreach Award.
Rochester Outreach Workers Association, 2002

Community Service

Mount Carmel House, Board Member

Step by Step, Educator/Facilitator

Step by Step, Board Member