Select Page



Dr. Madeline Naegle


Dr. Naegle is internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing

Languages : English


Dr. Naegle is nationally and internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing, with a focus on older adults. Her activities have included efforts on the integration of behavioral health into health professional education and practice. Her leadership in organized nursing includes development of international consultation and education and establishment of the NYU College of Nursing WHO Collaborating Center in Geriatric Nursing Education. She is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Class of 2016-17 and serves as Associate Director, RMCON Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.


Letters to the Editor
The New York Times

June 01, 2015

Re “Doctoring, Without the Doctor” (May 26): For patients’ access to care, independent practice for nurses is not the answer. This would provide a two-tiered system of care, as it removes the vital patient benefit of a collaborative agreement between a physician and a nurse practitioner.

Read More

‘Institutionalizing’ Recovery in Mental Health Care
The Huffington Post

May 02, 2015

Does the U.S. need more “asylums” to treat or house persons with severe mental illness? A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) authored by three ethicists calls for improved psychiatric care by returning to psychiatric “asylums” of the past (“asylums” that are “safe, modern, and humane”). Persons with mental illness are now straining the capacity of our jails and prisons, hospital emergency departments, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Read More

Query for Aging Patients: How Much Do You Drink?
The New York Times

December 15, 2008

Is alcohol a tonic or a toxin? The question is especially critical to older people, whose overall medical picture gives alcohol the potential to be a health benefit or a life-shortening hazard.

Read More


An Overview of the American Nurses' Association's Action on Impaired Practice with Suggestions for Future Directions
Journal of Addictions Nursing

2009Society expects high performances levels of health professionals because of their advanced education, clinical expertise, and access to personal information about patient's lives.

Read Full Article

Nursing education in the prevention and treatment of SUD
Substance Abuse

2009While the abuse of alcohol was noted early on in Nightingale's writing on nursing care during the Crimean war, it was not until the 1950s that nursing textbooks including content about alcoholism and recommended nursing care of the late-stage sequelae of alcohol addiction.

Read Full Article

Shaping the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing role: A futuristic model
Issues in Mental Health Nursing

2009As advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing has transitioned from earlier models of practice, elements of clinical specialist and psychiatric nurse practitioner roles are being blended to produce a new type of practitioner. The challenge of preserving mental health expertise while expanding advanced practice primary and primary mental health care competencies is addressed in several nursing education models. At New York University's Division of Nursing, faculty have designed a program around elements identified as essential to the autonomy demanded of the evolving role, knowledge, and skills basic to broad based health care and mental health care delivery with quality patient care outcomes and the competencies necessary for accountability as care providers in a changing health care delivery system. Essential elements, resources to identify them, and strategies to attain them are discussed. Approaches that promote student, clinician, and faculty development and maximize education affirm the specialty's capacity for innovation and the profession's capacity for new direction and futuristic change.

Read Full Article

Screening for Alcohol Use and Misuse in Older Adults: Using the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening TestGeriatric Version.
American Journal of Nursing

2008The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test–Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) is often used in outpatient settings to detect "at-risk" alcohol use, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism in older adults. As the number of older adults in the United States grows, those who develop problems of abuse and a dependence on alcohol will grow as well. The availability of accurate, easy-to-use screening tools to detect people in need of counseling can increase the number of older adults whose lives can be improved and even lengthened. To watch a free online video of a nurse administering the SMAST-G, go to

Read Full Article

The SATOL Project
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work

2008This paper describes the development, implementation and assessment of an innovative approach to the dissemination of evidence-based research to clinical supervision through the use of Web-based technology. The Substance Abuse Treatment On-line Library: Focus on Clinical Supervision, known as the SATOL Project, was developed by an interdisciplinary faculty group at New York University. The findings of this study document the positive impact of SATOL in helping supervisors feel more capable of mentoring and supporting their staff, in better assessing and evaluating the quality of services provided by their supervisees, and in applying empirical evidence to their daily clinical supervision practice. Limitations of the project include the short time-frame and small sample size.

Read Full Article



Area of Expertise


Implementation of Policy

Mental Health

Program Development

Psychiatric Nursing

Substance use


American Academy of Nursing : Member, Expert Panel on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Tobacco Dependence Council : Member

Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse : Member

Easycare Academy: Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Fulbright Association : New York and National Chapters

National League for Nursing : Member

New York Academy of Science : Member USDHHS, Division of Nursing, Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drugs

New York University, Division of Nursing Alumni Association : Member, Faculty Advisor



Health and Wellness


New York University, Division of Nursing :

New York University, Division of Nursing :

Nazareth College of Rochester :

Share This