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About Victoria Siegel

I am a Professor of Nursing at Molloy College and my area of research is skin cancer prevention.
I have been involved with skin cancer prevention research since 2006. I have volunteered with the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation for the past decade and have educated the public and nursing community about skin cancer., Nurses are in a unique position to educate the public and screen fro skin cancers. Patients deserve to know the dramatic increase in skin cancer in recent years., Nurses are very much involved in health assessment, promotion and education. They routinely educate the community regarding healthy behaviors. When nurses educate patients and others about sun protective behaviors, they decrease morbidity and mortality., I assisted Molloy Nursing students to write a resolution for the National Student Nurses Association on mandating skin cancer education in all nursing curricula and it was successfully passed., The several research studies I have conducted have been published. Two are awaiting publication. I have had the honor to present my work nationally and internationally. I have presented in Prague, Ireland and Italy., My research has been quasi-experimental studies using a skin analyzer machine to increase knowlege and change perception and behavior. I have also studied skin cancer education using human simulation and moulages. My most recent study incorporates online education. One of my studies was based in a hospital, teaching nurses to teach patients about skin cancer and since that study, many hospitals and hospital systems have adopted the educational tool on patient education used to educate the patients about skin cancer., and In addition to skin cancer research, I also arranged along with the Mollie Biggane Foundation to have an Annual Skin Cancer Screening at Molloy College. It has been very successful and we have screened over 80 people with the help of volunteer Dermatologists and skin cancers have been detected and people have been educated about skin cancer and sun protective behaviors.


Present Professor, Molloy University Nursing

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, New York State Cancer Consortium
2018 - Present Member, Skin Cancer Action Team
2017 - Present Fellow, New York Academy of medicine
2016 - Present Member, Dermatology Nurses Association
2013 - Present Member, Eastern National Research Conference
2009 - Present Advisory board member, Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation
1981 - Present Member, Sigma Theta Tau
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Honors and Awards

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007
  • Nurse of Excellence Award From Professional Nurses Association of Suffolk County in 2010
  • Teaching in Excellence Grant from Suffolk County Community College in 2012
  • Molloy College Faculty Recognition Award in 2016
  • Inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Medicine in 2017
  • Research Recognition Award from Molloy College 2017, 2018, 2019


  • Hallmarks of Scholarly Design and Impplications
  • Practicum in Nursing Administration
  • Freshman Studies
  • Nursing Research
  • Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Educators
  • Creative Teaching Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Nursing


2009 EdD, Dowling College ‐ Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
1984 - 1986 MSN, CNS1, University of California San Francisco ‐ Nursing
1981 BSN, Adelphi University ‐ Nursing

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