Bio

Lynne Massaro joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2010 and instructs in the accelerated bachelor’s and master’s programs, focusing on clinical nursing and primary care. She also leads the first Nurse Practitioner Residency Program in New York State at Highland Family Medicine. The 12-month program gives family nurse practitioner graduates an opportunity to improve clinical confidence and develop skills to care for culturally diverse and high-risk patients. A global health advocate and dedicated volunteer, Massaro leads community efforts through her work with the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi chapter. Most recently, she developed an international capstone opportunity for students with the Sacred Valley Health Clinic in Peru, helping students gain hands-on learning experience and hone their cultural communication skills. She is a member of the state’s Nurse Practitioner Association, Greater Rochester Chapter, and serves on its Clinical Editorial Advisory Committee for the quarterly journal, JNPA. In 2014, she was named an Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner by the School of Nursing. Massaro works per diem as an NP at Highland Family Medicine and Highland Hospital.



Professional Experience
Co-Director Master’s NP Programs, University of Rochester School of Nursing, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2020 - Current

Graduate Clinical Education Coordinator, University of Rochester School of Nursing, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2017 - Current

Specialty Director, FNP Program, University of Rochester School of Nursing, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2017 - Current

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2012 - Current

Nurse Practitioner, Highland Family Medicine, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2014 - 2018

Director, Highland Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Program, Highland Family Medicine, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2015 - 2017

Nurse Practitioner, Highland Hospital (Pre-surgical screening), Rochester, NY, US. 7/2011 - 2015

Instructor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2009 - 7/2012

Nurse Practitioner, Highland Hospital (Emergency Department), ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2010 - 2011

Clinical Associate, University of Rochester, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2008 - 2009

Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester (Neurology - Stroke), Rochester, NY, US. 7/2007 - 12/2009

Nurse Practitioner, Ambulatory Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2005 - 2009

Clinical Associate, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2008 - 12/2008

Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester (Adult Primary Care), Rochester, NY, US. 1/2005 - 7/2007

Nurse Practitioner, Eastman Kodak Company, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2001 - 2005

Nurse Practitioner, Rochester General Hospital, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 2000 - 2001

Staff nurse, Rochester General Hospital, ROCHESTER, NY, US. 1985 - 2000

Staff nurse, House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, NY. 1983 - 1985

Awards
Josephine Craytor Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2021

Professional Advancement Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2017

Honorable Mention for the National Center Interprofessional Education Nexus Award
National Center Interprofessional Education, 2017

Dr. Jeremy A. Klainer Entrepreneurship Fund Award - the Endowed Dean’s Discretionary Award in nursing to support collaborative research
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016

Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2014

Chatham University Nursing Honor Society
Chatham University, 2012

Master of Science with Distinction
Saint John Fisher College, 2000

Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude
Nazareth College, 1994

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Nazareth College, 1994

Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
Nazareth College, 1994

Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity
Jefferson Community College, 1982

Presentations
Interprofessional Education in Residency: Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and Pharmacists, oh MY!
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) Conference, 2018

Early Findings from Establishing a New Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program within an Existing Family Medicine Residency
Annual Health Professions-Faculty Development Colloquium, 2018

Engaging NP Students in the Art and Science of Advanced Care Planning
44th Annual Conference of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

Increasing Retention of Family Nurse Practitioners in Safety Net Practices: The Role of the DNP Prepared Clinician and Educator
Doctor of Nursing Practice 3rd Annual Summit., University of Rochester, 2018

Early Findings from Establishing a New Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program within an Existing Family Medicine Residency
STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2018
Washington, District Of Columbia

Using Team Collaborative and Faculty Consultations to Enhance Team-Based Care: Techniques from University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine
Nexus Summit, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Talking about Dying is So Difficult: Nurse Practitioner Students’ Reflections on End-of-life Discussions
23rd Annual International Qualitative Health Research Conference, 2017
Quebec City, Canada

Going Global: International Adventures in Nursing Education
LIFT presentation, 2017

Yantalo Peru: Sustainable Interprofessional Global Health Initiative
SON Clinical & Research Grand Rounds, 2016

Using Team Collaborative and Faculty Consultations to Enhance Team-Based Care: Techniques from University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine
Nexus Summit, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2016

Supporting the Transition from NP student to Provider: Fellowships, Residencies, and other Resources
Annual University of Rochester School of Nursing Preceptor Workshop, 2016

Using Team Collaborative and Faculty Consultations to Enhance Team-Based Care: Techniques from University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine
Annual Health Profession’s Faculty Development Colloquium, 2016

NPs and team-based care
Primary Care Week-University of Rochester, 2015

Nursing: Moving from local to global
18th Annual Nursing Research and Leadership Conference, Rochester Regional Health System, 2015

From Bystander to Ally
Sixth Annual Diversity Conference, Council for Diversity and Inclusiveness at the University of Rochester School of Nursing CoDI Committee, 2015

Sacred Valley Health: A Global Organization with a Local Impact
Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada

Khan Academy Style Videos in Nursing Education
NONPF 40th Annual Meeting, 2014
Denver,, Colorado

Flipping the Classroom with Low-Fidelity Simulation
10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Trend to Blend: Lessons from the Field, 2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Visit Peru: Sacred Valley Health
Brown Bag Lunch Series, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY., 2013
ROCHESTER, New York

Evidence-based Project to Improve Stroke Unit Outcomes: Assessment of Health Literacy to Individualize Stroke Education
Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, 2013
Indianapolis, Indiana