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Dorothy Borresen, PhD, MSN, APN
Assistant Professor



  • California State University, LA
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Temple University
    Doctorate in Psychology (PhD)
  • Rutgers University
    Post Masters Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Certificate Program


  • Borresen, D. & Shah, D. Alternative Treatments for Depression. The Carlat Report. July/August 2010. Vol 8, Number 7 & 8.
  • Ruddy, NB, Borresen, DA, & Gunn, W. Psychologist collaboration with medical professionals crucial for optimal care. The Pennsylvania Psychologist Update 2010. P-9-10.
  • Ruddy, NB, Borresen, DA, & Gunn, W. The Collaborative Psychotherapist: Creating Reciprocal Relationships with Medical Professionals. American Psychological Press: Health Division (2008).
  • Borresen, DA, & Ruddy, NB. Collaboration with medical professionals in the primary care setting. In DiTamasso, R., Golden, BA, & Morris, HJ Handbook of Cognitive – Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care (2010). P-35-56.
  • Borresen, DA.  Out of control eating with a history of depression.   In Prendergast, K & Jackman, K.  Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice. Wolters Kluwer, New York. (2018) 

Honors and Awards

2016 Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of the NJ State Nurses Association “Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Excellence.”

2017 American Association of Nurse Practitioners “Advocate State Award for Excellence.”