Quinnipiac University
Gladys Maria Vallespir Ellett

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Prior to becoming a nurse, Dr. Vallespir Ellett worked various careers, including, Business Communications, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. She transitioned to nursing as a second career while living in Syracuse, New York. Throughout her more than 20 years in nursing, Dr. Vallespir Ellett, has served in several perinatal nursing positions that include perinatal education, lactation, and nursing leadership. She is graduate of the Florence Downs PhD program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and holds a master’s degree in education from The American University. Her research interests focus on promoting healthy transitions to new parenting through education. Her passion is to empower families to make optimal health care decisions that meet their values and needs. She is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator and has served as chair of continuing education for Lamaze International. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Perinatal Education and has recently worked with a core group of Lamaze members to revise the Evidence Based Labor Support Workshop for Nurses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternity
  • Newborn Care
  • Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Research


  • Nursing

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

2021 - Present

Selected Publications

Conference Presentation

The Lived Experience of First-time Fathers During Their Partner's Pregnancy

Vallespir Ellett, G.

2022 National Neonatal, Advanced Practice, & Mother Baby Nurses Conferences, Palm Springs, California, Academy of Neonatal Nursing (Fall 2022)

Conference Presentation

Lactation Support During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Keeping Our Distance but Remaining Connected

Pasadino, F., Vallespir Ellett, G.

Mass Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding in the Bay State, Massachusetts, Mass Breastfeeding Coalition, https://massbreastfeeding.org/ (Breastfeeding in the Bay State)

Conference Presentation

Connecting with NextGen Students Through Living Learning Communities

Gladys Vallespir Ellett

31st Annual Conference Nurse Educators: Re-Establishing Connectedness in Nursing Education, Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA, St. Anslem University (2023)

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