Pamela DiNapoli, RN, PhD, CNL, Associate Professor
Education — University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Ph.D. in Nursing with concentration in Health Promotion - Outstanding Graduate Student in Nursing, 2000
Nursing Fellow, Adolescent Health Training Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. 1997–1998
University of Pennsylvania, M.S.N. in Nursing of Children, 1984
Thomas Jefferson University of Allied Health, BSN, 1981
Selected Presentations — "School Based Health Centers and Community Health Centers Can They Work Together," Providence, Rhode Island, May 1998.
• "Social and Contextual Analysis of Adolescent Violence using the Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior," New York, New York, April, 1998.
• "Physical Assessment of Children and Adolescents K-12," Lowell, Massachusetts, June, 1997.
•"Physical Assessment of the School Aged Child" Concord, New Hampshire, June 1995, June 1996, June 1997.
• "Pediatric Infectious Diseases" Concord, New Hampshire, October 1995.
• "Differentiated Practice in New Hampshire" Presented at the New Hampshire Nurses Spring Convention, 1991.
• "Early Intervention and Pediatric Rehabilitation," Children's Seashore House. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982.
Professional Organizations — Sigma Theta Tau
• President Eta Iota Chapter 2005-present
• Membership Committee Epsilon Tau Chapter 1989-1992
New Hampshire Nurses Association
• Commission on Continuing Education- 2002-present (co-chair 2003-2005)
Society of Adolescent Medicine
• NE Region Executive Committee 1999-2001
American Public Health Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Professional Activities — Member Steering Committee Stay N Healthy, Growing Strong (current);
Nurse Research Consultant-Catholic Medical Center (current);
Member, HNH Foundation Obesity Advisory Committee (2006-2007);
Member Health Report Card Work Group,
New Hampshire Healthy Schools Coalition (2005-2006);
Member Steering Committee, New Hampshire Healthy Schools Coalition (2004-2007);
Member Executive Board, Concord Substance Abuse Coalition (2003-2005);
Chair, Concord Substance Abuse Coalition Tobacco Subcommittee (2001-2005);
Publications — DiNapoli, P. (2002). ”Violence Prevention in the School: A Model Violence Prevention Center” in Health Promotion in Communities: Holistic and Wellness Approaches. Carolyn Chambers (ed.) New York: Springer Publishing.
DiNapoli PP. (2002). Adolescent violent behavior and ego development. Journal of Adolescent Health; 31(6): 446-448.
DiNapoli, P. & Murphy, D. (2002) “Marginalization of Adolescents with Chronic Illness” Nursing Clinics of North America; 37: 566-572.
DiNapoli, P. (2003) “The utility of Cox’s Interaction Model for the assessment and prevention of adolescent aggression” Journal of Pediatric Nursing; 18(1): 30-35.
DiNapoli, P, Burke, D & Murphy, D. “Multidisciplinary Case Study of a Child with Spina Bifida” OnLine Continuing Education Sigma Theta Tau (http://www.nursingsociety.org/education/case_studies/cases/SA0005.html).
DiNapoli, P. (2003) “Guns and Dolls: An exploration of Violence among Girls” Advances in Nursing Science, Apr-Jun; 26(2): 140-148.
DiNapoli, P. (2004) “The Lived Experience of the Adolescents Girls relationship with tobacco” Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 27(1): 19-26.
Education — M.S., University of New Hampshire 2005
B.S., University of New Hampshire 2003
Licensure — Registered Nurse, New Hampshire
Certification — Laerdal Clinical Simulation, Laerdal Skills Lab September 2009
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) July 2003-present
Basic Life Support (BLS) January 1998-present
Appointments — Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing, University of New Hampshire 2006-present
Course Coordinator: Techniques of Clinical Nursing, University of New Hampshire 2007-present
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of New Hampshire 2005-2006
Teaching Assistant, University of New Hampshire 2005
Employment — RN, Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit, Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH 2003-present
Full range of nursing care to clients and families from economically and culturally diverse populations
Preceptor for new orientees and senior nursing students’ completing their final practicum, Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH 2005-present
Honors and Awards — 2003 Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Professional Societies — Sigma Theta Tau International, membership 2002-present
New Hampshire Nurses’ Association 2003-present
American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2003-present
Education — Adelphi University, School of Nursing, Garden City, NY, Ph.D., 1998
New Hampshire College, School of Business Administration, Hooksett, NH, M.B.A., 1990
Sangamon State University, School of Business Administration, Springfield, IL, 1986
University of North Florida, School of Business Administration, Jacksonville, FL, 1982
University of Alabama, School of Nursing, Graduate Program, Birmingham, AL, M.S.N., 1979
University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Storrs, CT, B.S., 1975
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, B.A., 19783
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1971
Awards — Mary Hannah Journalism Award, Journal of Post Anesthesia Nursing, First Place 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995. Second Place 1996.
Federal Traineeship, Graduate Program, UAB, 1978. Doctoral Program, Adelphi, 1994, 1995
Recipient, Academic Scholarship, Nurses Educational Foundation, New York, 1994–1995
Recipient, 1994 Research Grant, American Society of Post Anesthesia Nursing.
Who's Who in Post Anesthesia Nursing Research. Awarded by American Society of Post Anesthesia Nursing, November 1993.
Founding Trustee, American Society of Post Anesthesia Foundation, 1993 (One year appointment).
Participant, AACN Invitational Conference on Critical Care Nursing, Washington, DC, March 13–15, 1985
Winner, Critical Care Nurse Writer's Contest, May, 1983 Nurse Recognition Award, Florida Nurses Association, District II, 1982
Professional Memberships — New Hampshire Nurse Educators, 1994–present, President 1998–2000
Sigma Theta Tau, 1978–present, Eta Iota Chapter 1988–present, Secretary, 1999
Vt/NH Chapter APAN, 1989–present
American Society of Post-Anesthesia Nurses, 1989–present
American Nurses Association 1982–present
Southern New Hampshire Chapter - AACN, 1986–present
American Board of Post Anesthesia Nursing Foundation, Trustee 1993–1997, Vice-President–1994
American Board of Post-Anesthesia Nursing Certification, Board of Directors, 1991–1997, President 1993–1995
Professional Activities— manuscript reviewer American Journal of Nursing,
Focus on Critical Care, Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, Mosby Pub. Co.
Contributing Editor, Perianesthesia and Ambulatory Surgery Update, Saunders, 1993 - present.
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 1995–present.
Books and Monographs — Fetzer, S. (2000). Chapter 21, Vital Signs. In M. Elkin, A. Perry, P. Potter (Eds.)
Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills (2nd Ed). St. Louis Mosby.
Fetzer, S. (1999). Nursing process. In D. Quinn (Ed.), Ambulatory surgical nursing core curriculum (pp. 39–48). Philadelphia Saunders.
Fetzer, S.(1999). Nursing research. In D. Quinn (Ed.), Ambulatory surgical nursing core curriculum (pp. 16–26). Philadelphia Saunders.
Fetzer, S. (1998). An investigation of the antecedents of professionhood among associate degree nurses. (Doctoral dissertation, Adelphi University, 1998).
Dissertation Abstracts International, 99, 9916500.
Fetzer, S. (1998). Chapter 10 Vital Signs. In Potter & A. Perry (Eds.) Clinical
Nursing Skills and Techniques (4th Ed.), pp.237-279, St. Louis Mosby.
Fetzer, S. (1996). Chapter 32 Vital Signs. In Potter & A. Perry (Eds.) Fundamentals of Nursing (4th Ed.), pp. 594-639. St Louis Mosby.
Fetzer, S. & Vogelsang, J.(1996). Perianesthesia Research Primer. New Jersey American Association of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. (1995). Chapter 15 Vital Signs. In P. Potter & A. Perry, (Eds.) Basic Nursing (3rd Ed.), pp. 250-295. St. Louis Mosby.
Refereed Articles — Fetzer, S. The Effect of interactive television on RN student evaluation of faculty performance. Accepted for publication April, 1999 in the Journal of Nursing Education.
Fetzer, S. (1999a). Vasodepressor syncope The Common faint. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 14 (1),25-30.
Fetzer, S. (1999b). Reducing the pain of venipuncture. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 14 (2), 95-101.
Fetzer, S. (1999c). Dementia A Complex symptom. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 14 (4), 228-234.
Fetzer S. (1999d). New Hampshire AD Nurses A snapshot. Nursing News New Hampshire Nurses' Association. 49 (4), 1, 11,
Fetzer, S. (1998a). Laryngeal mask airway. Indications and management for critical care. Critical Care Nurse, 18 (1), 83–87.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. & Mullen, C. (1990). "Laryngospasm Induced Pulmonary Edema."
Journal of Post-Anesthesia Nursing, 5 (4),222–227.
Fetzer, S. (1997). Practice characteristics of the dual certificant CPAN/CAPA.
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 12 (4),240–244.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. (1992). "State of the Art Regional Anesthesia Using Anesthetic Admixtures." Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 7 (4), 229–237.
Vogelsang, J. & Fetzer, S. (1995). An integrative review of postanesthesia care unit Phase I patient outcome research 1982–1993. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 10 (4), 197–207.
Fetzer, S. & Mullen, C. (1995). The New Certified Ambulatory Postanesthesia
Nurses Who Are They?" Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 10, 211–215.
Fetzer, S. & Vogelsang, J. (1995). An Integrative review of postanesthesia nursing patient outcome research 1982–1993. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 10( 5),
Fetzer-Fowler, S. (1994). "Caring for the Ambulatory Surgical Patient Who Has a Pacemaker Part II - Intraoperative Hazards and Postoperative Care. Journal of Post Anesthesia Nursing, 8,(3),174–182.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. (1994). Managing Sympathetic Blockade." Journal of Perinesthesia Nursing, 9, (1), 34–46.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. & Putrycus, B. (1994). CAPA Your practice, your certification.
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 2 (4), 250–254.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. (1993). Caring for the Ambulatory Surgical Patient Who Has a Pacemaker Part I - Preoperative Assessment. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 8, 116–123.
Fetzer-Fowler, S. & Huot, S. (1992). Use of Temperature as a Discharge Criterion for Ambulatory Surgery Patients. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 7, (6), 398–403.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Nursing 15 May 1993, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
Master of Science, Nurse-Midwifery, 15 May 1998, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Research — Winter 1997-Spring 1998, "Identification of the phenomena of early recognition of patient problems in a small sample of Certified Nurse-Midwives.", project collaborater.
Awards — Professional Nursing Traineeship Grant US Department of Health and Human Services; Public Health Service. Award period September 1997-June 1998
Mary Henzler Spurzem Scholarship University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Winter 1997
High Honors (GPA>3.8), University of Minnesota, 1996-1998
Honored Member. Zeta Chapter. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing May 1997
Dean's List of Scholar's, Saint Anselm College, Spring 1992-Spring 1993
Governor's Success Program Award, 1990
Professional Organizations — American College of Nurse-Midwives. Member, September 1996-present
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Member, Zeta Chapter, March 1998-present
International Lactation Consultants Association. Member, Sept 2000- present
Maine Lactation Consultants Association. Member, September 2000- September 2002
New Hampshire Lactation Consultants Association. Member, March 2002- October 2006
La Leche League of MA/RI/VT. Member, March 2004-October 2006.
Education — UCLA, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master’s Certificate, 2007
Rush University, Nursing, PhD, 1994
Rush University, Gerontology Nursing, MS, 1988
University of Rochester, Nursing, BS, 1982
University of Rochester, Psychology/Education, BA, 1975
Professional Experience – 2008-present, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
2006-2008, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles.
1999-2006, Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles.
1996-1999, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1996-1999, Director of Nursing, University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disabilities, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Awards – 2002, Nursing Clinics of North America, Issue on Promoting Health for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Invited Editor
1999, 10th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Roundtable on Ageing and Intellectual Disabilities, specially convened meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, April 20-23, 1999, Invited Participant
1997, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontological Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
1997, Midwest Alliance in Nursing Rozella Schlotfeldt Leadership Award (nominee)
1995, Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse, Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
1994, Rush University College of Nursing Dean’s Award (DNSc Degree)
Publications – 9. Aronow, H.U., Hahn, J.E. (2005). Stay Well and Healthy! Pilot Study Findings from an In-home Preventive Healthcare Program for Persons Ageing with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18, 163-173.
Hahn, J.E., Aronow, H.U. (2005). A Pilot of a Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Preventive Intervention. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18, 131-142.
Nyamathi, A., Sands, H., Pattatucci-Aragón, A., Berg, J., Leake, B., Hahn, J.E. & Morisky, D. (2004). Perception of Health Status by Homeless US Veterans. Family and Community Health, 27(1), 65-74.
Service, K. P. & Hahn, J. E. (2003). Issues in aging: The role of the nurse in the care of older people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, 291-312
Ailey, S. H., Marks, B. A., Crisp, C., & Hahn, J. E. (2003). Promoting Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, 229-252.
Marks, B. A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. (2003). Nursing Care Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, 373-393.
Hahn, J. E. & Marks, B. A. (2003). Preface - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38, xi-xiv.
Research Projects — Module E - Disability Inclusion & Infusion in Nursing Education. Hahn (PI), funded by the California Office on Disability and Health (from funding from Centers for Disease Control). 1/ 1/08 – 6/30/08 – developed multiple lectures and tested curriculum for nursing students including a module on health promotion and preventing secondary conditions for persons with disabilities.
State Implementation – Promoting Health and Preventing Secondary Conditions for Persons with Disabilities – A UCLA Partnership with the California Office on Disability and Health. Hahn (PI), funded by the California Office on Disability and Health (from funding from Centers for Disease Control). 7/01/05 – 6/30/07. 07 – Psychometric analysis and further testing of a health risk appraisal tool; curriculum development for nurses Improving Health and Wellness for Persons with DD: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action. #: 20061884; Hahn (Co-PI/Co-project director); CA/H&W Department of Developmental Services, Lewis (PI); 07/01/06 – 06/30/08 – Designed, directed and taught RN Continuing Education Workshops
Improving Health and Wellness for Persons with DD: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action. #: 20061884; Hahn (Co-PI/Co-project director); CA/H&W Department of Developmental Services, Lewis (PI); 07/01/06 – 06/30/08 – Designed, directed and taught RN Continuing Education Workshops
Promoting Health in Aging for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. , Hahn (PI),.Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center. 6/30/03 – 6/30/04 – tested aging & health intervention by APN and Service Coordinators to assess aging needs and determine needed resources for aging adults with IDD
Training at Five Developmental Centers: A Developmental Approach to Palliative Care, FAU# 4-625256-JH-18273, Hahn (PI), funded by California Department of Developmental Services, 01/15/07 - 06/30/07 – Designed, developed and tested training handbook for staff on palliative and end of life care for persons aging with disabilities.
Gene Harkless, DNSc, APRN, FAANP, CNL, Associate Professor, Chair
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Education — Boston University School of Nursing, Family Studies Cognate, Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.), 1991
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, M.S.N., 1980
Coursework completed with honors.
Duke University, Durham, NC, B.S.N., 1976
Clinical Practice & Certifications — Families First, Portsmouth, NH 1998 - present.
Federally - designated Community Health Center.
Family Nurse Practitioner per diem.
Recertified as a family nurse practitioner by ANA 2008 - 2013.
Certified as a clinical nurse leader by AACN May 2007.
Awards — Public Health Leadership Initiative Scholar. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2008.
Distinguished Lecturer. University of South Florida College of Nursing. January 2008.
American Academy Think Tank. Nurse Practitioners and the Medical Home. Washington, D.C. December 4-5, 2007.
Visiting Professor. Sør-Trøndelag University College. Faculty of Nursing. October 2007 - present.
New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award 2007.
Region 1 Annual Invitational Leadership Meeting. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2003 - 2007.
HERS/NE Management Institute. Wellesley College. 2005-6.
End of Life Nursing Education Graduate Training Program. Certified End of Life Curriculum Trainer. Pasadena, CA. June 24-26, 2004.
Awarded Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Spring Semester 2004.
Nursing Clinical Education for Quality Improvement: A Partnership of NP Schools of Nursing, IHI, BPHC, and AHRQ, Planning meeting. New Orleans. December 1-2, 2003
Excellence in Teaching and Research Award. Eta Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. May 2000.
Grants —Project Director. Partnerships for Quality Education Grant. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/ Robert Wood Johnson. October 1999-August 2001. $30,000.
Project Director. Minority Health Coalition Health Care Transition Fund Subcontract. Development of Diverse Standardized Patients to Promote Cultural Competency. July 1999-Spring 2000 $23,276.
Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant for lecture and research exchange at the University of Oslo, Norway, Spring Semester 1997
Publications — Vinsnes, A., Harkless, G., Nyronning, S. (2007).
Unit-based intervention to improve urinary incontinence in frail elderly. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research and Clinical Studies, 27 (3), 53-56.
Reece, S. M. & Harkless, G. E. (2006). Perimenopausal health self-efficacy among Hispanic Caribbean and non-Hispanic white women. Health Care for Women International. 27, 223-237. Refereed.
Harkless, G. (2006). Topical chloramphenicol was not effective in children with acute infective conjunctivitis. Commentary. Evidence-based Nursing, 9, 12.
Harkless, G. (2005). Fluconazole reduced the rate of recurrence of vulvovaginal candidiasis: Commentary. Evidence-based Nursing, 8, 49.
Reece, S. M. & Harkless, G. E. (2002) Testing the PHS-ES: A measure of perimenopausal health self-efficacy. Journal of Nursing Measurement , 10 (1), 15-26. Refereed.
Harkless, G. (August, 2002). Over-prescribed: Many NH High Schools Require Too Many Physicals for Student Athletes. An Evidence-Based Analysis of Variations in New Hampshire High School Policies. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Center for
Public Policy Studies. Commissioned analysis.
Harkless, G. (2002). Oral antifungal drugs promote cure of fungal infections of the foot: Commentary. Evidence-based Nursing, 5, 108.
Harkless, G. (2002). A 30 mg/kg loading dose of acetaminophen was more effective than a 15 mg/kg maintenance dose in febrile children: Commentary. Evidence-based Nursing, 5, 42.
Vinsnes, A., Harkless, G., Haltbakk, J., Bohm, J., & Hunskaar, S. (2001). Healthcare personnel's attitudes towards patients with
urinary incontinence. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10 (4) , 455-461. Refereed.
Hugger, J., Harkless, G. & Rentschler, D. (1999) Management of diarrhea in children. Nurse Practitioner 23 (12) , 52-64. Refereed.
Reece, S. & Harkless, G. (1998). Self-efficacy, stress, and parental adaptation: applications to the care of childbearing families. Journal of Family Nursing 4(2), 198-215. Refereed.
Reece, S. & Harkless, G. (1996) Divergent themes in maternal experience in women older than 35 years of age. Applied Nursing Research. 9(3), 148-153. Refereed
Farrell, M., Harkless, G., Orzack, L. H., Houd, S. & Oakley, A. (1994). Hungarian midwives and their practice: a national survey. Midwifery, 10, 67-72. Refereed.
Harkless, G. (1989). Prescriptive authority: Debunking common assumptions. Nurse Practitioner, 14 (8), 58-61. Refereed.
Presentations —Clinical Teaching Strategies for Advanced Practice Nursing and Medical Students. Podium presentation. Safe Practice: From the Clinical Setting to the Courtroom. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Nashville, TN February 29, 2008. Invited Speaker. ;
The Norwegian Teaching Nursing Home: Outcomes of Scholarship, Friendship, and the Fulbright Experience. New Hampshire International Seminar. February 6, 2008. Invited speaker. ;
Learning About Ourselves and Others: Integrating Global Nursing Into Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Distinguished Guest Lecturer. University of South Florida College of Nursing. January 31, 2008. Invited speaker.;
Teaching to Improve the Clinical Microsystem. Developing Curriculum for Outcomes Management, Systems Analysis, and Quality Improvement. Gene Harkless & Raelene Shippee-Rice. AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Conference. Tuscon, AZ. January 17, 2008. Refereed. ;
Developing Curriculum for Outcomes Management, Systems Analysis, and Quality Improvement HINARI and the Blue Trunk Library: Developing World's Access to Health Information. Poster presentation. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 33rd Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 12, 2007. Refereed.;
Professional Organizations — Member, Nursing Continuing Education Advisory Council. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH. 1998–present.;
Member, State-wide AHEC Multidisciplinary Steering Committee. 1997–Present.;
Member, Board of Directors, 1995–present. Chair 1998–1999. The Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Information Project (COOP) Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH.;
Member, Board of Directors 1995–1996 The Community Health Institute Concord, NH;
Alternate, Board of Directors American Nurses Credentialing Center Washington, DC 1994–96.;
Member, Primary Care Steering Committee Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services State of New Hampshire 1992–present.;
Participant, Faculty Exchange, Federal University of Ceara,
Professional Activities — Manuscript Reviewer. Journal of Nursing Measurement. March 2008 - present.
Planning Committee. Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: A Clinical Microsystem Approach. Joint Commission Resources. June 25 - 27, 2008.
Corresponding Secretary. New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association. Elected May 2007.
Board Member. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Elected February 2007.
Planning Committee. The 33RD Annual Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) Conference. Partnerships Toward Progress: Creating the Nurse of the Future. Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. October 26-29, 2006. Burlington, Vt.
Learning Collaborative for Accelerated Nursing Education (LCANE). Participant. Fall 2005 - present.
Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute. June 13-17, 2005. Participant.
Dartmouth Medical School. ECS 124 Design and Improvement of Clinical Microsystems. March 29 - May 31, 2005. Participant.
NP and CNS Job Analysis Expert Panel. National Council of State Boards of Nursing April 4, 2005.
Faculty Mentor, International Research Opportunities and Summer Undergraduate Research Funds Abroad Programs. University of New Hampshire. Undergraduate students selected to conduct research: Jennifer Caouette: Melbourne, Australia Summer 2003. Cristina Josephs in Trondheim, Norway Summer 2005: Jennifer Herman: Swansea, Wales Summer 2006; Lisa Landry: Beijing, China Summer 2006; Melissa Alves: Rotterdam, Netherlands Summer 2006; Talia Connery: Namibia Summer 2006; Ashley Barbour: Ghana Summer 2007; Emily Roberts: Uganda Summer 2007; Shari Davis: Ghana Summer 2007 (SURF-Abroad); Carly Marquis: Ghana Summer 2008 (SURF-Abroad); Lauren Gurschick: Netherlands Summer 2008.
Research & scholarship consultant, Sør-Trøndelag > University College, Faculty of Nursing. Trondheim, Norway. June 28 - July 8, 2004.
ELNEC Train the Trainer Participant. June 24 - 26, 2004. Pasadena, CA. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.
Curriculum Consultant. University of North Carolina Greensboro, Adult / Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Grant.. Nov. 20, 2003.
Curriculum Consultant. University of North Carolina Greensboro. Adult / Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Grant. Sept. 16-17, 2002.
Paula McWilliam, RN, EdD, Assistant Research Professor
Education - 2007 Doctoral Degree in Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1998 Masters of Science In Nursing, Perinatal - Neonatal Health, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York
1991 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida
1987 Bachelor of Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida
Research - Neonatal Resuscitation-Augmented/Virtual Reality with Haptics Collaborative work with John LaCourse, Ph.D Director and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Hampshire; Glenn Sweary. Ph.D, Assistant Dean of College of Engineering and Physical Science, University of New Hampshire & Louis Halamek, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Medical Center Professoriate in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Maternal- Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (by courtesy) at Stanford University.
Developed Prototype: “Sensing Syringe” for Intramuscular Injections (2011). Collaborative work with John LaCourse, Ph.D, Director and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Clinical Immersive Simulation in Healthcare Education: 2009-current. Collaborative work with Dr. John LaCourse, Director and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) evaluating nurse competencies 2004-2007
Publications - McWilliam, P, Botwinski, C. Deltoid Intramuscular injections and obesity. MedSurg Matters. 2012 (in press).
Rideout, T., LaCourse, J., McWilliam, P., Evans. (2011) Force Sensing Syringe to Analyze Needle Path Forces during Intramuscular Injections. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Incorporated (IEEE) (2011).
McWilliam, P., Botwinski, C. (2010) Identifying Methods for Developing a Successful OSCE, as it applies to Nursing Education. Nursing Education Perspectives (Jan/Feb 2012 in press).
McWilliam, P., Botwinski, C. (2009) Developing a Successful Nursing Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Journal of nursing education 49(1), 36-41
Rentschler, D., Eaton, J., Cappiello, J., McNally, S., & McWIlliam, P. (2007) Evaluation of Undergraduate Students using Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Journal of nursing education 46 (3), 135-139.
Theobald, K., Botwinski, C., Albanna, S., & McWilliam, P. (2000) Apnea of Prematurity: Diagnosis, Implications for Care, and Pharmacologic Management. The journal of neonatal network, 19(6), 17-24.
Professional Affiliations - Exceptional Nurse-mentor for nurses and students with disabilities. Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners-member Sigma Theta Tau International (Miami Chapter)-member
Alpha Epsilon Delta-member
Honors - Sigma Theta Tau- Recognition in Nursing Leadership 1993
National Dean’s List 1991
2012 - current: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Affiliate Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering - Research collaboration with John LaCourse, Ph. D, and developing simulation based training tools for caregivers that institute systematic and structured learning experiences promoting practice performance for caregivers optimizing safety and reliability.
2011 - current: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Assistant Research Professor of Nursing - Ongoing research in neonatal resuscitation applications of Immersion simulation using augment/virtual reality with haptic capabilities.
2007 - 2011: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Assistant Professor - Instructor in the undergraduate and graduate nursing program. Academic course responsibilities to date: Maternal Child Nursing, Nursing Theory, Fundamental Nursing, and Community Health Nursing. Additional responsibilities: Academic Advisor, Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) Coordinator. Online course development and Instructor. Supervise clinical faculty and coordinate clinical faculty assignments and orientation. Research instructor and coordinator to undergraduate and graduate nursing students in immersive simulation education.
2004 – 2007: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Adjunct Clinical Professor – Provide clinical instruction and guidance to undergraduate students during labor and delivery onsite clinical rotations.
1995 – 2003: All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Provide medical management to neonates in a sixty bed intensive and progressive care unit. Provide twenty-four hour coverage at outlying hospitals, attending and managing high-risk deliveries and preceptor to medical doctors in residency programs at the USF and practitioner students at the graduate level for SUNY at Stony Brook.
1998- 2002 Mease Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, FL
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Provide medical management to neonates in a fifteen bed Intensive care unit. Additional responsibilities include attending high-risk deliveries and teaching and guiding family practice residents with aspects of neonatal care.
Licenses - New Hampshire RN License # 051107-21
Florida ARNP License # 2575352
The Emergency Association for Medicine, Air Medical Crew-certification
Basic Life Support-certification
Karen Sue Niland, RN, MS, Lecturer
Education – University of New Hampshire, MS, Nursing Administration, 1999
University of New Hampshire, BS, Nursing, 1989
Teaching Experience – Lecturer, University of New Hampshire
September 2005 – present
• Making Babies:Technology, Nature and Social Context: (HHS 450) examines the process of human birth focusing on the emergent technologies of human genetics, assisted reproductive technologies, prenatal diagnosis and treatment, as well as the appropriate and inappropriate use of technology through the labor, delivery, and postpartum experience. Spring 2006 enrollment is anticipated to be over 500 students in this General Education course (T3).
• Women’s Health (NURS 595) examines women's health and women's health care from historical, political, and social perspectives. It will include discussion of societal and health care constraints which hinder women from achieving their full health potential. The course also presents information on women's health care practices, including the concept of self-care, and relates this to the development of educated consumerism in the health care system. The “Health Awareness Expo” (formerly the “Women’s Health Fair”) is presented by the students each semester and open to the UNH community.
Adjunct Faculty, University of New Hampshire
January 2004 – September 2005
• Women’s Health (NURS595) Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005
• Making Babies:Technology, Nature and Social Context (HHS450) Summer 2004, Spring 2005
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of New Hampshire
April/May 2003 (Childbearing Family)
Clinical Experience – Registered Nurse, Maternal-Child Health
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
October 2001 – May 2004
• Strong patient advocate and educator of mothers, children and families.
• Cross-trained in all aspects of Maternal-Child Nursing.
• Author/editor of hospital policies and procedures in preparation of JCAHO evaluation.
Clinical Quality Coordinator
Lamprey Health Care, Newmarket, NH
December 2000 – July 2002
• Audited, evaluated and presented clinical data for QA and grant writing.
• Assisted multi-facility transition to Electronic Medical Records System.
• Trained physicians and staff in Electronic Medical Records utilization.
Lamprey Health Care, Newmarket, NH
July 2000-July 2001
• Managed nursing and clinical support staff of large Family Practice.
• Supervised daily clinical operations, Infection Control and Employee Health.
• Instrumental in Commendation Score of first facility JCAHO evaluation.
Harbour Women’s Health, Portsmouth, NH
March - November 1997
• Managed high-volume telephone triage for women’s health practice.
• Provided extensive client support and comprehensive education.
Pediatric Associates, Portsmouth, NH
June 1996 - March 1997
• Managed high-volume telephone triage for pediatric primary care.
• Provided direct care and extensive client and family education.
• Advocated for age-appropriate, individualized client interaction.
Registered Nurse, Maternal-Child Health
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
June 1989-June 1996
Research – An Exploratory Study of Certified Nurse-Midwives Job Satisfaction and Practice Setting (1999)
Awards – Mary Louise Fernald Nursing Research Symposium Award (1999).
• Graduate Assistantship, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire (1999).
• Graduate Program in Nursing Scholarship, University of New Hampshire (Fall 1998).
• UNH Graduate School Scholarship, University of New Hampshire (Spring 1998).
Professional Organizations and Current Certifications - Eta Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
• University of New Hampshire Alumni Association
• State of New Hampshire Board of Nursing; Registered Nurse Licensure
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program: Provider Certification.
• AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practice Certification.
Community Education – Oyster River Parents & Preschoolers, Director, Madbury, NH. (2001-2005)
• Childbirth Education Instructor, Portsmouth Prenatal Clinic (1994-1996)
• Prepared Sibling Program Instructor, Portsmouth Regional Hospital (1992-1996)
• Children’s Hospital Week Exhibit, Portsmouth Regional Hospital (1993 & 1994)
• Pediatric Wellness Educator, Wheelabrator Employee Health Fair (1993 & 1995)
Volunteer Activities – Program Director, Oyster River Parents & Preschoolers: Madbury, NH (2001 – 2005)
• Program Director, Mothers & Others: L’Eglise Saint-Pierre, Chantilly, France (1998)
• Board of Directors: Richie McFarland Children’s Center, Stratham, NH (1994 – 1997)
• Team Captain, United Way: Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH (1989 – 1994)
• Quality Improvement Council: Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth, NH (1991 – 1994)
Education — 1986-1989 Malden Hospital School of Nursing Malden, MA RN
2002- 2005 University of N.H. Manchester, NH BS
2005 - 2007 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH MS
Professional Organizations — New Hampshire Nurses Association 2002 - present
American Women's Health of Obstetrics and neonatal 2002 - present
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society 2005 - present
Donna Marie Pelletier, APRN, DNP, Clinical Associate Professor
Education - June 2011, University of Massachusetts, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Program;
May 2000, University of New Hampshire, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner Program;
May 1977, University of Massachusetts, BS
Clinical Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire
Start August 2011
Department of Nursing
University of New Hampshire
August 2010-August 2011
Department of Nursing
Teaching in RN~BS program and FNP program
Courses: Clinical Decision-Making II; Care of Families I; Care of Families II
Franklin Pierce University
September 2007- July 2009
Teaching in RN~BS program
Course development: Evidence Based Practice; Health Assessment & Clinical Decision Making; Community Health Nursing: Theory and Practice
Policy and curriculum development
Library and Technology Committee
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire
September 2004-August 2007
Department of Nursing
Teaching in DEMN and undergraduate nursing programs
Courses: Pathophysiology & Pharmacology; Care of the Adult; Clinical Decision-Making; Transition to Professional Nursing; Community/Public Health
Chair Student Affairs Committee spring ‘06; Co-chair ’06-‘07
DEMN Curriculum Development Committee
Conference Presenter - Invited speaker
NH Nurses Association Fall Conference
Presented: Arachidonic Acid Pathway: NSAIDs
Conference Presenter - Invited speaker
NH Nurses Association Summer Conference
Presented: Sleep Disorders
Presented: Observing and Understanding the Older Adult
Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice
Presented: Best Practices in LTC Nursing: Assessing &
Managing Common Health Problems of Elders
NH Nursing Workforce Task Grant
Oct. 2003; Jan. 2004; Oct. 2004
UNH Department of Nursing
Presented: Advanced Skills in LTC: Assessing & Managing
Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice Common Health Problems of Elders ‘03
Presented: Advanced Skills in LTC follow-up seminar ‘04
Presented: Geriatric Syndromes Update ‘04
University of New Hampshire
September 1998-May 2000
UNH Department of Nursing
Instructor in fundamental nursing skills lab
Lectured on clinical assessment skills
Conducted “Care-receiver Burden” research project
Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice
Assisted “Asperger’s Syndrome” research project
Dr. Liza Little
Data manager for “Elder Family Support Services Project”
Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice
Video production “Activation Precepting”
Family Nurse Practitioner
FNP in urgent care center
Duties include managing worker’s compensation cases, occupational health care, urgent care
Family Nurse Practitioner
York Family Practice
June 2000-December 2005
FNP in private family practice
Duties included managing caseload, resident care in LTC facilities, managing Protime/Coumadin Clinic
Visiting Nurse Service of Southern Maine
October 1992-December 1999
Portsmouth Home Health & Hospice
October 1996-November 1997
ER staff nurse
Portsmouth Regional Hospital
June 1989-August 1993
ER staff nurse
December 1987-July 1988
Merrimack Trauma Center staff nurse
St. Joseph’s Hospital
November 1984-January 1986
ER staff nurse
Nashua Memorial Hospital
November 1983-March 1984
ER/OR/ICU staff nurse
September 1978-April 1983
Ortho/Uro staff nurse
Mary Hitchcock Medical Center
June 1977-May 1978
Federal Traineeship 1999
UNH Department of Nursing
Public health issues: Health coaching, lifestyle behavior change, health promotion, infectious disease
Gerontological issues: Functional status, chronic disease prevention and management
Educational issues: Program outcome measures, problem-based learning
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Education — University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, PHd, 2007;
Boston University, Boston MA, Masters of Science in Nursing Administration, 1984;
Northeastern University, Boston MA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1978;
Northeastern University, Boston MA, Associate Degree in Nursing, 1975;
Professional Experience – Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Assistant Clinical Specialist, 2006-2007;
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clinical Faculty;
Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA, Nursing Supervisor, 2002-2007;
Northeastern University, Boston MA, Nursing Instructor, Program Liaison;
Kindred Hospital Boston North Shore, Peabody MA, Director of Education, 2000-2003;
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Portsmouth NH, Director Medical/Oncology Services, 1996-2000
Professional Activities and Affiliations – Member, American Society of Pain Management Nurses;
Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society;
Member, Sigma Theta Tau;
Preceptor, University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Nursing Clinical Specialist preceptor, 1993 Special projects advisor, 1995;
National Council Licensure Examination for Nurses (NCLEX) Item writer 1991, 1993;
Stratham Vocational Technical School Nursing Advisory Board member 1996;
ACLS Certification Expires November, 2008;
Megan Seawards, MS, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor
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Education – Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2009-2011;
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, 2000-2004;
Professional Memberships – American Nurses Association;
NH Nursing Association;
NH Nurse Practitioner Association;
Certifications – Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC;
BLS valid through 7/2013;
ACLS valid through 3/2013:
Crisis Prevention Institute trained:
Carolyn L. Tobin, PhD, RN, RM, Assistant Professor
Education – PhD, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2010;
Postgraduate Graduate Diploma in Clinical Health Science Education, Nursing (Pg. Dip CHSE – Nursing) Awarded with distinction, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2001;
Registered Nurse Teacher, Trinity College, Dublin, 2001;
Research Interests – Health Research Board Ireland, Clinical Nurse Midwifery Doctoral Research Fellow. Study: Childbirth in Exile: Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women’s Experiences of Childbirth in Ireland.
Professional Memberships – Sigma Thata Tau International – Eta Iota Chapter; New Hampshire Nurses Association
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