Image of faculty member, Nancy Manister

Dr. Nancy N. Manister

Assistant Professor of School Of Nursing, Tenure Track
nmanister@fairfield.edu
o: School of Nursing Rm 116
p: x2713

 

Your unpaid rent could make you fat

School of Nursing's Dr. Nancy Manister quoted in story about obesity: So should women who are behind on their rent worry about gaining weight? Perhaps not, says Nancy Manister, a nursing professor at Fairfield University. She notes that the participants in the study were young people "in transition." Young men under age 28, she says, are much less likely to be raising children alone, while women are. And women tend to gain weight when they have children. Single mothers also have an especially difficult time managing financially, and may tend to rely too much on high-calorie foods, which are often cheaper than healthier options, and eat to relieve stress.

Published in Time Magazine's website on 2/6/14


Time to move on or up?

School of Nursing faculty member Nancy Manister offers her thoughts on how nurses can take steps to prepare for future positions: “Nancy Manister, DNS, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing in Fairfield, Conn., and has been a nurse for 35 years and an NP for 14. She currently practices as an NP at Minute Clinic. It's important for nurses to set career goals for themselves, says Manister, and to be proactive in considering where they want to be-and how they're going to get there-one, five or 10 years from now. Career progression doesn't just "happen naturally," she says. "You really have to say 'what am I doing now to get me there?'" That, she says, might mean working on getting a certification in a specialty area this year, or going back to school to pursue a five-year goal, or working toward some leadership role that may be a 10-year goal."

Published in Advance for Nurses on 11/6/13