|September 1998 - Present||Professor Nursing & Director Hybrid DNP/FNP Program, Sacred Heart University ‐ College of Nursing|
|2019 - Present||Alternatives to Opioids for Pain (ALTOP)|
|Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)|
|Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program|
|Role: Principal Investigator & Director|
|Colleague(s): Julie G. Stewart, Kerry Milner|
Honors and Awards
- Tenure Award May 7, 2014
|B.S.N. Nursing, Western Connecticut State University|
|M.S. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Primary Care Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pace University|
|D.N.P. Clinical Leadership, Case Western Reserve University|
Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N318
Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N. and Richard J. Henley College of Nursing
Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty Publications (2019)
Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, Second Edition is an integral text that guides students in their transition from the role of registered nurse to nurse practitioner. The text provides a comprehensive framework for interactive ...
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession Nursing Faculty Publications (2016)
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. The Third Edition is a unique compilation of existing chapters from ...
Advanced Practice Nursing: Evolving Roles for the Transformation of the Profession Advanced practice nursing: Evolving roles for the transformation of the profession (2013)
Nursing’s national accrediting bodies, including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, demand that nursing curriculum include and emphasize professional standards for advanced practice study. This new edition ...
Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty Publications (2013)
Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner provides a unique insight into the roles and activities of nurse practitioners (NPs) from the perspective of authors with years of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing ...
Contributions to Books (11)
Clinical Education, Case Presentation, Consultation, and Collaboration in Primary Care Role development for the nurse practitioner (2019)
The most exciting part of any nurse practitioner (NP) program is when the time comes to start clinical experiences. At minimum, 500 hours spent in supervised practice in the clinical setting are required for graduation ...
Family-Focused Clinical Practice: Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Role development for the nurse practitioner (2019)
As nurse practioners we interface with the patient at the point of care and often neglect the individual in the context of a family unit. It is our moral and ethical obligation to consider the ...
Handling Stress in the Workplace Leadership and management competence in nursing practice: (2019)
After completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to Explore the numerous factors that increase stress in the healthcare workplace. Discuss the effects of pathological stress on healthcare workers. Describe how workplace stress ...
Vulnerable Populations Role development for the nurse practitioner (2019)
Healthcare disparities generally refers to differences in the quality of health care across individuals or groups in regard to access, treatment options, and preventative services. Vulnerability as a concept originated from a variety of disciplines ...
When the DNP Chair Is a DNP Graduate: The DNP In the Academic Role DNP role development for doctoral advanced nursing practice (2017)
This chapter offers insight on the way DNP graduates are positioned to be contemporary and clinically competent educators at both graduate and undergraduate levels and also possess the capacity to lead academic programs at their ...
Family-Focused Clinical Practice: Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty Publications (2015)
As nurse practitioners we interface with the patient at point of care and often neglect to consider the individual in the context of a family unit. It is imperative that we consider family background, structure, ...
Professional Employment Nursing Faculty Publications (2015)
In this final chapter of the book Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner editors Stewart and DeNisco cover Nurse Practitioner certification, licensing for prescription privileges, malpractice insurance, resume vs. curriculum vitae development, and other considerations ...
Innovatively Operationalizing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Group or Team Project 10.3928/01484834-20190923-14 (2019)
In 2015, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommended group or team projects as another option for students to meet the final scholarly project requirement in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ...
Implementation and Evaluation of a Physical Activity and Dietary Program in Federal Incarcerated Females Journal of Correctional Health Care (2018)
The purpose of this 3-month quasi-experimental pilot study was to examine the effect of a physical activity and dietary education program on body mass index (BMI) and resilience. Participants were given data-storing pedometers to record ...
Use of Mini-CEX Tool to Assess Clinical Competence in Family Nurse Practitioner Students Using Undergraduate Students as Patients and Doctoral Students as Evaluators Journal of Nursing Education (2014)
The ability to objectively evaluate clinical skills in nurse practitioner students is paramount to ensure competency in independent practice. Faculty are challenged to directly observe and evaluate students in the clinical setting because the facility ...
Emotional Intelligence and Spiritual Well-Being Journal of Christian Nursing (2014)
Understanding factors that influence spiritual well-being may improve nurses’ spiritual caregiving. This study examined relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and spiritual well-being (SWB) in undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Using the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test ...
Factors Related to Academic Success Among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study Nursing Faculty Publications (2014)
Background:The current rise in employment is improving forecasts for the future supply of registered nurses; however sizeable shortages are still projected. With the intention of improving academic success in nursing students, related factors need to ...
Exploring the Relationship Between Resilience and Diabetes Outcomes in African Americans Nursing Faculty Publications (2011)
Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study is to describe the relationship between resilience scores and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in African-American women with type 2 diabetes. Data sources: Demographic data were collected from ...
Practical Approaches to Treating Patients with Bipolar Disorder American Journal for Nurse Practitioners (2007)
Many patients present to a primary care setting with symptoms of a mood disorder. These symptoms may be indicative of an anxiety disorder or a depressive disorder, but they may also represent bipolar disorder, which ...
Self-Mutilation in Adolescents: Recognizing a Silent Epidemic Nursing Faculty Publications (2006)
This article describes the physical and emotional manifestations of self-mutilation behavior (SMB) in adolescents and provides information about diagnosis and treatment. The authors' own survey of school nurses' on-the-job experience with SMB is presented. Finally, ...
Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric ADHD Nurse Practitioner (2005)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common chronic psychiatric disorder in childhood that presents to primary care providers and mental health professionals. It is characterized by the inability to focus and sustain attention, ...
Sjogren’s Syndrome: Recognizing and Treating an Autoimmune Disease American Journal for Nurse Practitioners (2004)
Sjogren's syndrome, one of the most common autoimmune diseases, is characterized by cell-mediated lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, particularly the salivary and lacrimal glands. It receives little attention in the literature, and frequently goes ...