Tina Sinatra-Wilhelm

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Tina Sinatra-Wilhelm, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Certified Graduate Member, Nursing (School of)
ALT 532
(716) 829-7896


Dr. Sinatra-Wilhelm received her doctoral degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an associate professor teaching in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and currently teaches the medical/surgical and critical care theory content at the senior level. She has an extensive background in acute care having worked in various clinical, education and leadership roles. Areas of expertise include palliative care, medical/surgical nursing, and critical care nursing. In addition to serving on numerous School of Nursing Committees, Dr. Sinatra-Wilhelm is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, NYSNA, and serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Nurses Association at D’Youville College.

Education & Training

Research Interests

Nursing education; palliative care; concept mapping

Dr. Sinatra-Wilhelm has served as the primary investigator for several research studies related to concept mapping versus care planning as well as the primary and co investigator for research related to intravenous skills and faculty mentorship. 


Sinatra-Wilhelm T. (2012). Nursing Care Plans Versus Concept Maps in the Enhancement of Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing Students Enrolled in a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program. Creative Nursing. 18 (2). 78-84.

Mitchell, A. & Wilhelm-Sinatra, T. (2011). Vascular study: RN's perception of Graduate Nurses' IV skills. Vascular Access; Journal of the Canadian Vascular Access Association. Vol. 5. No. 2, Winter 2011.