Dr. Jennifer Ortiz is a Professor of Nursing at Suffolk County Community College as well as the Academic Chair for the Ammerman campus. Dr. Ortiz has 20 years of nursing education experience with over 30 years as a registered nurse. She earned the title of Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing accreditation in 2010 and has maintained this certification by staying abreast of innovative nursing education trends and issues. Dr. Ortiz earned a Ph.D. in Nursing Education from Capella University in 2014 and has presented both nationally and locally on various nursing education topics. Her dissertation studied new graduate nurses in their first year of practice related to the development of professional confidence. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she teaches Maternal-Child Nursing, Dosage Calculations for Nurses, and an online Nursing seminar course.