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Joan Parker Frizzell, Ph.D., CRNP, ANP-BC

Associate Professor

frizzell@lasalle.edu

215.951.1917

St. Benilde Tower 1129

Web site:  http://www.lasalle.edu/~frizzell/

Dr. Frizzell has been teaching pathophysiology and pharmacology at La Salle University for more than 20 years. Other courses that she has taught include physical assessment, research, and statistics.

Prior to coming to La Salle, Dr. Frizzell, has had a variety of professional experiences in nursing, clinical laboratories, and education.  She has more than 18 years of experience as a critical care nurse prior to becoming an adult nurse practitioner. Her critical care experience includes working in both ERs and ICUs as a staff nurse, nurse manager, consultant, and clinical nurse specialist. She has also taught chemistry, anatomy, and physiology laboratory and basic science courses for nursing students. Additionally, she has also taught high school biology and chemistry 

Her prior work experience also includes clinical laboratory microbiology and radio-immuno chemistry analysis.  Based on this prior work experience, she is the Director of the Level 3 Clinical Laboratory for the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center. 

Areas of Expertise

Adult nurse practitioner

Education

Ph.D., Related Fields: Medical School: Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania
Post MSN Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner, La Salle University
MSN, Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Temple University
B.A. Biology and Chemistry, Eastern Baptist College

Certifications

2006–present, Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
1999, CCRN-R (retired)
1986-1998, CCRN–American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Teaching

Advanced pathophysiology
Advanced pharmacology

Research

Physiologic based nursing research

Publications

Frizzell, J. P. (2008) Hypercholesterolemia in an elderly woman:  Risks and management.

PADONA Journal, 21(1), 14-19.   

 

Frizzell, J.P. (2005) Acute stroke: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.  American

Association of Critical Care Nurses Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and

Critical Care, 16(4), 421-440.  

 

Frizzell, J.P. (2005), Peptic ulcer agents update.  PADONA Journal, 18(3), 8-18.  

Frizzell, J.P. (2005), Sedative and hypnotic agents update. PADONA Journal, 18(1), 16-28.  

Frizzell, J., Paquet, J., & Kuhn, M. (2005) Drug interactions with medication and food.  Nursing

Spectrum/Nurseweek. CE course: 174d: http://www.nurse.com/ce/CE174 

Frizzell, J.P. (2002), Assessment of endocrine disorders in geriatric patients.  PADONA

Journal15(1), 34-41.   

 

Frizzell, J. P. (2001), Psychopharmacology and patient care issues:  Anxiety and depression.

PADONA Journal, 14(2), 19-30.    

Textbook

Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P.. (in process). Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and

Clinical Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.   

Textbook Chapters

Frizzell, J. P. (2001), Forward.  In Handbook on Pathophysiology.  Springhouse, PA:  Nursing

Springhouse Publications

 

Frizzell, J. P. (2000) Alterations in endocrine function.  In B Bullock & R Henze Focus on

pathophysiology.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott  (pp. 669-771).

 

Frizzell, J P (2000), Normal endocrine function.  In B Bullock & R Henze Focus on

pathophysiology.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott (pp: 640-668).

Frizzell, J. P. (1998), Antipsychotic agents. In B. R. Williams & C. L. Baer Essentials of

clinical pharmacology in nursing. (3rd ed.).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.

 

Frizzell, J. P. (1998), Sedative and hypnotic agents. In B. R. Williams & C. L. Baer Essentials

of clinical pharmacology in nursing. (3rd ed.).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse

Corporation.

 

Pipher, D. R, & Frizzell, J. P. (1998) Antianxiety agents. In B. R. Williams & C. L. Baer

Essentials of clinical pharmacology in nursing. (3rd ed.).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse

Corporation.

 

Pipher, D. R., & Frizzell, J. P. (1998) Antidepressant and antimanic agents. In B. R. Williams &

C. L. Baer Essentials of clinical pharmacology in nursing. (3rd. ed.).  Springhouse, PA:

Springhouse Corporation.

 

Steiner, J. F. & Frizzell, J. P. (1998) Peptic ulcer agents.  In B. R. Williams & C. L. Baer

Essentials of clinical pharmacology in nursing. (3rd. ed.).  Springhouse, PA:

Springhouse Corporation.

 

Frizzell, J. P. (submitted for publication) Genetic disorders. In Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P..

Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives. Philadelphia: 

F. A. Davis Publishing Company.  

Beard, K. &. Frizzell, J.P. (Submitted for Publication) Cerebrovascular Disease. In Capriotti, T &

Frizzell, J.P. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives.

Philadelphia:  F A Davis Publishing Company.

Capriotti, T. &. Frizzell, J. P (submitted for publication) Cellular Injury, Adaptations, and

Maladaptive Changes. In Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P.. Human Pathophysiology:

Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing

Company. 

Frizzell, J. P. & Capriotti, T. (submitted for publication) The Cell in Health & Illness. In Capriotti,

T & Frizzell, J.P.. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical

Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.

Frizzell, J. P. (submitted for publication) Common endocrine disorders. In Capriotti, T & Frizzell,

J.P.. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives.

Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.

Miley, H., Frizzell, J.P., & Capriotti, T. (submitted for publication) Fluid and electrolyte

disorders.  In Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P.. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory

Concepts and Clinical Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.

Thompson, P. & Frizzell, J.P. (submitted for publication) Male reproductive disorders. In

Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P.. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical

Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.

Wieland, D. & Frizzell, J. P. (submitted for publication) Psychoneurophysiologic disorders. In

Capriotti, T & Frizzell, J.P.. Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical

Perspectives. Philadelphia:  F. A. Davis Publishing Company.

Frizzell, J.P. (Unpublished manuscript) Anti-anxiety medications.  In M.L. McPherson & C.

Baer Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Publication date was supposed to be Fall 2003

Frizzell, J.P. (Unpublished manuscript) Anti-depressant and anti-manic agents.  In M.L.

McPherson  & C. Baer Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott,

Williams and Wilkins. Publication date was supposed to be Fall 2003

Frizzell, J.P. (Unpublished manuscript) Sedative hypnotic medications.  In M.L. McPherson &

C. Baer Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Williams and

Wilkins. Publication date was supposed to be Fall 2003

Frizzell, J. P. (Unpublished manuscript) Peptic ulcer disease. In M.L. McPherson & C. Baer

Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Publication date was supposed to be Fall 2003

Film

Burke, K….. Frizzell, J….et al.  (1985) Emergency Thoracotomy in the SICU - A Teaching Film. 

University of Pennsylvania

Presentations

Professional Conference

Strategies for the Inclusion of Nursing Students in Health Promotion Programming and Community Based Participatory Research
Presented in conjunction with Ana Maria Cantazaro PhD RN
Sigma Theta Tau Biennial October 2009          

No Lead in Me:
Getting High-Risk Children Tested At Point of Service, With Same Day Results.
National Nursing Center Consortium
Nashville, TN
Speaker - Panel Presentation with Ann Walker RN, MSN, Joan Frizzell RN, PhD, Andrea Shapiro RN, MSN, Shainy Thaiparambil RN, MSN, Kay Kinsey  RN, PhD
Fall 2004       

Invited Presentations

Future Presentation – September 2013
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing – 2 topics for Pharmacology Update

  1. Diabetes Mellitus Update 2013
  2. Pancreatitis and Drug Induced Pancreatitis

Invited to present a monthly program on Pharmacology Update topics through the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office of Roxborough Memorial Hospital.  Target Audience:  Medical students; Interns and Medical Residents of the GME Program.

Diabetes Update
School of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Educational Program
La Salle University
December 8, 2006

Review of Research Statistics
RAIN Program: Abington Hospital
Fall 2006

Unraveling the Mystery of the Internet in Your Classroom.
Speaker for Nurse Educator Conference
CEU Program offered through MCP Hahnemann University.
Arlington, VA.
Presented Spring 2002

Psychopharmacology for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Psychopharmacology Patient Care Issues
Psychology Department Continuing Education Series Fall 2001
CEU’s granted from PSNA as well as several psychological societies

Psychopharmacology Patient Care Issues
Psychology Department Continuing Education Series Spring 2001
CEU’s granted from PSNA as well as several psychological societies

Northwood Nursing Center:  Philadelphia, PA.
Diabetes Update Fall 2000

NCLEX Pharmacology Review Course January/Fall 1995

Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing, Phila., PA.
1994 Graduation Speaker           

Lehigh Valley Hospital Evening Trauma Seminar Spring/Fall 1993
Physiologic Stress response and Adrenal Insufficiency
Continuing Education Credits were given for this presentation.

Sigma Theta Tau - Kappa Chi Research Day 1993
Physiologic Stress response and related research in Critically Ill patients.

Widener University - MSN Program Spring 1990
Cardiovascular A & P: Hemodynamic Compromised Patient                          

SEPA-AACN Trends Fall 1990
Cultural Nursing. Slide Presentation on Critical Care Nursing
People's Republic of China.
Continuing Education Credits were given for this presentation.

University of Pennsylvania - 1990
School of Nursing Graduate Program in Critical Care Nursing
Issues in Critical Care Education

SEPA-AACN Spring Program 1989
Slide Presentation on Critical Care Nursing
People's Republic of China
Continuing Education Credits were given for this presentation.

University of Pennsylvania - 1989
School of Nursing Graduate Program in Critical Care Nursing
China: Professional Exchange           

Participant in Citizen Ambassador Program for Professional exchange in Critical Care Nursing in the People's Republic of China.  Fall 1988

University of Pennsylvania - 1988
School of Nursing Graduate Program in Critical Care Nursing
The Clinical Specialist as a Nursing Manager

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing - 1986
Auto-immune Disorders: Lupus Erythematosis

Montgomery County Community College - 1985
EMT Seminar - Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology 

Poster Presentations

Experiential Learning in Graduate Pharmacology
American Association of Colleges of Nursing:  Masters Education Conference
Spring 2007   

Active Learning Strategies in a Graduate Pathophysiology Course.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing:  Masters Education Conference
Spring 2004    

Integrating Experiential Learning Activities into a Pharmacology/Pathophysiology Course Designed for Adult RN Students Completing a Baccalaureate Degree
Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Conference Fall 2003   

The Utilization of Biological Laboratory Data in Nursing Research
Sigma Theta Tau Philadelphia Region Research Day Spring 2002   

Assessment of Childhood Lead Poisoning - La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center
Presented with Ann Walker RN MSN
Philadelphia College of Physicians Public Health Poster Session
Spring 2002       

Utilizing Technology to Enhance Baccalaureate Level Nursing Students Knowledge of Pharmacology
National League for Nursing Annual Meeting Fall 2002
Co Presented with Diane Wieland, Ph.D., RN   

Teaching Strategies to Increase Psychopharmacology Knowledge in Baccalaureate Level Nursing Students.
Pennsylvania League for Nursing Annual Meeting Spring 2001
Co Presented with Diane Wieland, Ph.D., RN   

Solving the Puzzle of Statistics
Sigma Theta Tau Philadelphia Region Research Day Spring 2001
MCP Nurse Educator Conference Spring 2001   

Other Presentations

Philadelphia High School for Girls
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mathematics Honor Society Induction
Address to Parents & Honorees
Fall 2006 & Fall 2012

St. Alban Lodge
Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
North Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scholarship Program
Address to Parents & Honorees
Spring 2006

Devotions and Reflections on Being a Christian Professional Working Woman
Annual Meeting Spring 2001
American Baptist Women:  Philadelphia Baptist Association

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  
Annual Meeting - May 1992 & 1993
Cardiovascular A & P: Hemodynamic Compromised Patient and instrumentation for Hemodynamic Monitoring.
Invited to submit Program outline.  Accepted for presentation for two sequential years.  Continuing Education credits were given for this presentation.

Eastern College Sociology Department - 1985
Family Assessment - Single Parents
Social Problems related to Health Care
MBA - Health Care - "Where there is no Doctor!"

Gideons International Regional Conference - 1985
Spiritual Care - The Nurses' Role

Additional Publications & Presentations

Faunce, T., Montoya, V., Robb, M., Frizzell, J., & Wolf, Z.R. (2001) Knowledge of medication

error risk among Junior/Senior, RN-BSN, and Graduate level nursing students:  A

comparative study.  Visions “Online”. The semi-annual publication of the Pennsylvania

League for Nursing.        

 

Frizzell, J. P. (1998), Avoiding lab test pitfalls.  American Journal of Nursing, 98(2), 34-37.

Frizzell, J. P. (1993) Successful recruitment tool: A Nurse extern program.  Nursing

Management, Spring 24 (9), 112.

 

Frizzell, J.P. (1990) Nursing in the People's Republic of China.  SePaScope, 9(2), 1-2.

Flores, B.T.; & Frizzell, J.P. (1987), Amiodarone therapy: Reducing the side effects. 

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 6 (4), 229-239.

Grants

La Salle University
Short Term Grant to attend the Summer Nursing Research Institute
Summer 2006
University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA.

National League for Nursing Education Initiatives Grants   
The Effect of Personal Digital Assistants on BSN Nursing Students’ Access of Clinical Information.
Submitted with Diane Wieland Ph.D. RN
Accepted for second round evaluation. Not funded.\

La Salle University City as Classroom
Proposal submitted for funding Fall 1999 for Nursing 304 Introduction to Nursing for site visits to health care resources in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.

La Salle University Grants and Leaves
Other Grant funded for Summer 1999 for continuing education and professional development in psychopharmacology.

La Salle University City as Classroom
Funded for Fall 1998 for Nursing 304 Introduction to Nursing for site visits to health care resources in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Funding for participation in the People to People educational exchange program in the Peoples’ Republic of China.  Funded for $500.

Honors, Awards

Sigma Theta Tau- Kappa Delta Chapter
La Salle University
Recognition for Excellence in Education 2003

Sigma Theta Tau- Kappa Delta Chapter
La Salle University
Recognition of Service to Chapter 2002

Sigma Theta Tau- Kappa Delta Chapter
La Salle University
Recognition of Outstanding Mentorship 2000

Who's Who in American Nursing
1988-1989; 1990-1991; 1992-1993

Sigma Theta Tau - Kappa Chi Chapter 
Temple University
Inducted as a Community Member - 1990

Louise Mellen Fellowship in Critical Care Nursing- 1982

Eastern Baptist College
Student Government Service Award - 1968