Valarie A. Artigas


Assistant Clinical Professor

Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program


Dr. Artigas has been a board-certified neonatal nurse practitioner for over 25 years. She has dedicated her entire professional nursing career to the care of well and fragile newborns, parents, and families.  She graduated from the University of Connecticut with her Doctor of Nursing Practice, with her research dissertation focused on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and its moral impact on neonatal nurses. Dr. Artigas published an article: “Management of NAS in the Well Nursery” in the Journal of Women’s Health. She is the chapter editor for the Neonatal APRN Simulation Chapter from Springer Publishing released in Spring 2020. Dr. Artigas continues her commitment in supporting the mother/newborn dyad suffering from OUD through research and community services. She sits on the Dutchess County, NY Department of Behavioral Health as a neonatal expert in coordinating outpatient care for mothers suffering from OUD; this task force develops community resources to provide safe outpatient care services to promote healing and nurturing parental environments. Dr. Artigas has teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2020, she joined the School of Nursing’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program faculty full-time. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Mu Chapter) and serves as vice president. Dr. Artigas is also an active member of The National Association of Neonatal Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (NANN/NANNP), Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN), and is the Advance Practice SIG Facilitator for NANN.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Mentoring the novice NNP
  • Maternal OUD
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Connecticut, December 2017
  • Post Master’s Teaching Certificate for Health Care Professionals, University of Connecticut, 2016
  • Master of Science/Neonatal APRN Track, State University of Stony Brook, May 1998
  • Baccalaureate Degree Nursing, Adelphi University, May 1985
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Valarie Artigas.
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