Department of Nursing/Division of Health and Natural Sciences
Hired: August 2003
MB; B.S., Bombay University
A. A. S., County College of Morris
M.S.N., William Paterson University
Prof Agnihotri started working as a Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician at Saint Clare's Health Services. After completing his Associates in Applied Science in Nursing here at County College of Morris, he landed a job as a Critical Care Staff Nurse. In 1996, he became the Nurse Epidemiologist at the same hospital. When he earned his Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Track) in 2001, he worked with multiple hats as a critical care staff nurse, nurse epidemiologist and as a Nurse Practitioner. In 2003, he joined the Nursing Department here at CCM. More recently, he has become an adjunct clinical instructor at William Paterson University.
Prof. Agnihotri promotes the significance of evidence based practice at the bedside. In 2001, he completed a study on the “Effect of staffing on central venous catheter related bloodstream infections”. During the latter half of 2002 the recommendation from the study was implemented. As a result, the central venous catheter related blood stream infections have been reported to be zero @ the institution which is the best and way below the NNIS (National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance) CDC rate.
Professor Agnihotri has published the following articles:
- A Case Report: American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 1999.
- Easy to use Isolation Manual: American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 1999.
His Unpublished Graduate Thesis was on the “Effect of Staffing on Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection in ICU setting.”
Prof Agnihotri immigrated to this country in 1984. He worked fulltime in K-Mart and went to school fulltime. Professor Agnihotri’s philosophy is that, “pursuance of knowledge has no age limit.” There is nothing “Impossible”. Take the “imp” out of impossible and look @ impossible as I’m Possible (Squire Rushnell in When God Winks).