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Catherine Fries Kenney, MSN, R.N.

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Catherine Fries Kenney earned her BSN at Niagara University and her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Adult Critical Care Nursing. Kenney, a native of Western New York, enjoys teaching nursing and focuses on critical thinking—“thinking like a nurse”—in the clinical setting. Her areas of expertise include cardiac and pulmonary nursing as well as patient education.

Education

MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Niagara University

Teaching

Clinical course work for N412 and N416

Barbara Hoerst, Ph.D., R.N.

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Barbara Hoerst began her nursing career as a staff nurse on a neurosurgical unit. After a few years, however, she moved into the field that was truly her passion – nursing care of women through pregnancy, labor and delivery. For over 30 years, she has worked in this area, primarily in labor and delivery settings. Her dissertation examined factors in labor, delivery, and newborn care in the context of low birthweight infants who were later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

In 1990, Dr. Hoerst started her formal teaching career at the Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing’s diploma program. She taught first and second year nursing students in theory and clinical medical-surgical and maternal-child courses. She continued teaching until 1997 when she pursued her doctoral degree full-time. Dr. Hoerst has also worked for a medical education company, preparing materials for physicians who were doing presentations on pharmaceutical therapies in the context of obstetrical and vascular conditions. Since 2002, Dr. Hoerst has been a full-time faculty member of the La Salle nursing program. She has taught fundamentals, care of the childbearing family, research in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and statistics. In 2007, Dr. Hoerst became the Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program.

Areas of Expertise

Childbearing family

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
MSN, Villanova University, 1995
BSN, La Salle University, 1983
Diploma, Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing, 1975

Teaching

Undergraduate research and health care statistics

Mindy Herrin, Ph.D.

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Dr. Herrin joined LaSalle University in August 2015. Dr. Herrin graduated in July 1993 from Danville Area Community College with her LPN degree. She worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Danville, IL for one year before returning to complete her baccalaureate degree. She graduated from Lakeview College of Nursing in 1999 with her BSN and worked in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, managed care, family practice, and urgent care. She graduated from Indiana State University with an MS, specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2008 and began teaching at Lakeview College of Nursing. Dr. Herrin completed her Ph.D. in Nursing education in July 2014 from Capella University. Her dissertation research focused on incivility in nursing education and relationships of generational differences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum & Institutional Assessment
  • NCLEX Preparation
  • Multiple clinical specialties

Education

  • BSN, Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville, IL
  • M.S., FNP Specialization, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Certifications

  • Basic Life Support

Teaching

  • NUR 307
  • NUR 312
  • NUR 316

Christina Harkins, MSN, R.N.

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Christina Harkins has been teaching in the undergraduate nursing program at La Salle since 2005. She taught for two years on a part-time basis as a clinical instructor before accepting a full-time position as an Assistant Professor in 2007. Her clinical nursing background includes working in a variety of obstetrical units such as neonatal intensive care, postpartum, and well baby nursery. She also worked in pediatrics and with well mom and babies in the home setting.

Ms. Harkins co-authored and published “Perinatal Unfolding Case Study” on the Quality and Safety Nursing Education (QSEN) website. This unfolding case study was designed to be used as an interactive teaching tool in the classroom, with a strong emphasis on patient safety.

Areas of Expertise

Maternal/Child
Fundamentals

Education

MSN, Nursing Education, University of Phoenix, 2007
BSN, Holy Family University, 2005
ASN, Community College of Philadelphia, 1992

Certifications

Basic life support

Teaching

First Year Odyssey
Fundamentals of Nursing (didactic)
Care of Women and the Childbearing Family (didactic & clinical)
Health Assessment and Promotion (clinical)

Honors, Awards

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Recipient of Frankford Hospital 2005 Clinical Excellence Award

Barbara Grosshauser, MSN, R.N.

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Barbara Grosshauser has had 25 years of acute and long term nursing care experience delivering nursing care to children, adolescents, and the adult and geriatric populations. She has delivered exemplary nursing care in the medical surgical nursing area working with pediatric cancer patients, chronic lung disease patients, and kidney and liver transplant patients at an internationally recognized urban hospital for children. While delivering nursing care on a transplant unit, she delivered care to children who received transplants at this hospital from different parts of the world including Iceland and the former Yugoslavia. She has additional direct nursing care experience managing pain in the post operative patient in the PACU and Short Stay Unit, and working as a pool nurse in various units of this hospital for children including the ER and NICU.

An interest in geriatrics introduced her to long term care for the elderly for which she worked for nine years as a supervisor in a skilled nursing facility.  The experience of working with populations of various ages and diverse settings has especially benefited her in the public health setting.

Ms. Grosshauser has been teaching undergraduate nursing students in the clinical setting at several local children’s hospitals and long term care facilities since September 2004. She also has taught at a local community hospital focusing on acute nursing care of the adult.

Additionally, she has taught undergraduate nursing students in the public health setting to assess and address issues of ethnically and socio-economically diverse preschool, adult, and geriatric populations.

She has collaborated with La Salle’s Psychology Department with the University’s Anti-Smoking Campaign Initiative. For several years, her undergraduate nursing students have presented posters with information regarding smoking cessation at La Salle’s annual health fairs.

While completing her graduate studies at La Salle, she worked as a child care nurse consultant throughout the Philadelphia region. Through this experience she became interested in childhood obesity and has published her findings in the Pennsylvania Nurse.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics,
Public health

Education

MSN, La Salle University, 2009
BSN, Thomas Jefferson University, 1987

Certifications

Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, 2010
Certified Pediatric Nurse, 2007
Certified School Nurse, 2006

Teaching

Clinical instructor in the pediatric, public health, and adult medical surgical settings

Publication

Grosshauser, B., (2010). Understanding Childhood Obesity. Pennsylvania Nurse.

Presentation

Nursing Staff Education at Pennsylvania Hospital for Patients admitted with Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Joint Replacement.  March 22, 2010.

Joan Parker Frizzell, PH.D., CRNP, ANP-BC, R.N.

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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 Care16(4), 421-440.

 

Frizzell, J.P. (2005), Peptic ulcer agents update.  PADONA Journal18(3), 8-18.

 

Frizzell, J.P. (2005), Sedative and hypnotic agents update. PADONA Journal18(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

Journal,  15(1), 34-41.

 

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

PADONA Journal14(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 Nursing6 (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

Maureen Donohue-Smith, Ph.D.

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Dr. Maureen Donohue-Smith, associate professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, has had many years as a staff nurse and clinical specialist in a variety of private and public inpatient and emergency psychiatric settings. As a faculty member for over 20 years in both Human Services and Nursing, she has focused on the development of strategies for effective service delivery to vulnerable populations.

Her current clinical interests include the integration of mental health in primary care settings, psychological issues affecting the outcomes of bariatric surgery, the psychological impact of exercise on mental health, and the psychological response to physical illness.

Her teaching and research interests include the medical humanities and the use of literature and film to enrich student learning. Her most recent research outlines the strengths and challenges of using the mental illness memoir as a true representation of mental illness from the viewpoint of the sufferer. She has used both mainstream Hollywood films and children’s literature as sources of data for understanding societal messages about mental illness, child abuse, and aging.

She has served as program evaluator for several federal demonstration projects: one to develop community interventions to prevent child abuse, one to establish a Family Drug Treatment Court, and one to establish a consumer-run, community-based respite hostel for individuals with psychiatric disability.

Dr. Donohue-Smith is currently pursuing certification as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau and the Madness and Literature network

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Medical Humanities
Program Planning and Evaluation

Education

Ph.D.   Cornell University         Developmental Psychology
MSN    University of Colorado   Psychiatric Nursing
B.S.     University of Pennsylvania    Nursing

Teaching

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Advanced Nursing Practice for Population Based Care

Memberships and Organizational Affiliations

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Sigma Theta Tau: Honor Society in Nursing Madness and Literature Network

Research Interests

Integration of mental health services in primary care
Medical Humanities
Behavioral health, especially eating disorders and obesity
Contemporary aging and the Baby Boomers

Publications

Donohue-Smith, Maureen.  (2011).  The Whole Story: A Conceptual Model for Teaching the Mental Illness Narrative. Mental Health Review: Research, Policy and Practice, 16 (3), 138-146.

Donohue-Smith, Maureen (November, 2006).  Improving the questions students ask. Education Digest, 72 (3), 41-43.

Donohue-Smith, Maureen.  (April 7, 2006).  There is such a thing as a stupid question. The Chronicle Review, Section B of The Chronicle of Higher Education, LII(31) B5.

Donohue-Smith, Maureen.  (2004). Sleeping with the Sober Cannibal:  Human Services and the Liberal Arts Tradition.  The Link, the Quarterly Newsletter of the National Association for Human Service Education.

Donohue-Smith, Maureen.  (1996). “Not Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood:  challenges to effective neighboring among families at risk for child maltreatment.”  Proteus: a Journal of ideas, 13(2), 43-46.

Trief, Paula and Donohue-Smith, Maureen.(1996). Counseling needs of women with breast cancer: what the women tell us. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 34(5), 24-29.

Donohue-Smith, Maureen. (1989).  Beyond the presenting complaint: the role of patient distress in medical care visits. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Presentations

First International Medical Humanities Conference. (August, 2010). None But Madmen Know: Understanding Mental Illness through Memoir. Poster presentation; University of Nottingham, England.

Montgomery County Community College. Psychology Program Discussion Series. On Being Mad in the Magic Kingdom: Portrayal of the Mentally Ill in Animated Disney Films (2010). Invited speaker.

Mark Twain Center. (2010). Huck Finn in Foster Care: Resilience and Regeneration in a Child at Risk. Invited Speaker. Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Mark Twain’s Death. Elmira College. Elmira, New York.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. (2010). We’re All Mad Here: Childhood Fears and Mental Illness in Disney Animated Films (1937-2009). Presentation: St. Louis, Missouri.

XIX International Association World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics. (2009). The Old Folks at Home: Portrayals of Aging in Children’s Literature. Poster presentation; Paris, France.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Higher Education. (2008). Can you hear me now? Keeping threats to validity from muffling assessment messages. Presentation; International Institute on Recruitment and Retention. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Society for Research on Child Development. (2007). When Art Fails to Imitate Life: Evaluating Bibliotherapeutic Resources for Child Maltreatment. Poster Session; Boston, Massachusetts.

Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (2006). Yes, No, Maybe So:  Does the Opportunity to Explain Answers to T/F Questions Improve Student Test Scores? Poster presentation; St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (2005). Who am I? Who are you? What are we doing here? Teachers reflect on teaching. Co-leader of participant exchange panel on the topic: St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

National Conference of the Organization of Human Service Education (2003). Sleeping with the Sober Cannibal: Human Services and the Liberal Arts Tradition. Presentation: Nashville, Tennessee.

National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (2003). Huck Finn in Foster Care: Content Analysis as a Teaching Evaluation Strategy.  Poster presentation: St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

National Mental Health Consumer’s Conference (2001). The Ithaca Crisis Hostel Project: summary of process evaluation findings from an NIHM demonstration project. Presentation: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

National Organization for Human Service Education. (2000). A Site of Our Own: the Internet as a Tool for Promoting Professional Development among Human Services Students. Presentation with former Elmira College student, Lauren Furey ’00: Denver, Colorado.

New York District #3 Nurses Association Meeting (1999). Invited speaker.  Violence among Youth: an Ecological Perspective. Elmira, NY.

Center for Mark Twain Studies. (1999). Failed Families and the Crisis of Connectedness in Huckleberry Finn. Invited speaker: Quarry Farm lecture series, The Trouble Begins at Eight. Elmira, NY.

New York State English Association Conference. (1998). Presentation: Assessing the Impact of Immigration on Family Processes: Examples from Long Day’s Journey into Night and Angela’s Ashes. St. John Fisher University; Rochester, NY.

District #3 Nurses Association. (1998). Invited Speaker. Violence Among Youth: An Ecological Perspective. Annual meeting; Elmira, NY.

New York State English Association Conference. (1997). The Literary Journey and the Life Course: Using fiction as ‘case study’ in the Social Sciences. Presentation: Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.

Deborah Byrne, Ph.D., RN, CNE

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Dr. Deborah Byrne joined the faculty at La Salle in August 2013.  Her clinical practice experience is in the medical-surgical area within the acute care setting.  As a nurse educator, her areas of focus have been medical-surgical, professional practice of nursing, chronic illness and nursing fundamentals.  Dr. Byrne’s research interests include caring, cultural competence, end of  life care, NCLEX success, simulation, health disparities, chronic illness, social determinants of health, and communication. She enjoys educating the students in the classroom, clinical, and simulation settings.

Education

  • PhD    Villanova University, Villanova, PA May 2017
  • MSN Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA  May 2013
  • BSN   Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA  August, 2005
  • BS      St. Joseph’s University Criminal Justice, May 1993

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical-surgical
  • Fundamentals
  • Simulation

Teaching

  • Adult Health 1
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Publications

Byrne, D. (2016). Cultural competency in baccalaureate nursing education: A concept analysis. International Journal for Human Caring, 20(2), 114-119.

Byrne, D., Rosner, C., & Mayo, R. (2014). Internal Motivators to RN’s Pursuing a BSN. Nursing 2014

Presentations & Awards

March, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

Excellence in Research Award
Sigma Theta Tau
Kappa Delta Chapter

September, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA

Evaluating the Level of Cultural Competence in Undergraduate Nursing Education Using Standardized Patients in Simulation
Podium Speaker
PHENSA Fall Meeting

May, 2017 | Immaculata, PA

Internal Motivators to RN’s Pursuing a BSN
Poster board presentation
Jean Brown research Conference
Immaculata University

Grants

Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools, Association, Inc.-grant awarded for dissertation research: June 2016. Amount $1650

Cynthia Betron, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE

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Cindy provides didactic and clinical instruction for the graduate nurse anesthesia program. Before becoming a CRNA, Cindy spent over 20 years working as a staff nurse and clinical educator in the perianesthesia setting which included the ambulatory surgery unit, pre and post anesthesia care areas, and sedation settings for invasive procedures. She has been actively involved in policy development, continuous quality improvement programs, and TJC/Department of Health Inspection readiness programs.

After joining the anesthesia faculty team, Cindy has been an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and became certified in healthcare simulation. She directs simulation technology activities for students utilizing a computerized, interactive simulation manikin thus enhancing didactic knowledge, critical thinking, and skill attainment through case scenario presentations prior to implementation in the clinical setting. Additionally, Cindy works within the Einstein Health Network to provide interdisciplinary simulation training.

Web site: www.fjtsa.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Anesthesia
  • Simulation
  • Patient Safety

Education

  • Diploma from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, Williamsport, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College of Albany, NY.
  • Master of Science in Nursing at LaSalle University
  • CRNA certification from the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia, Norristown, PA
  • Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from La Salle University
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Chatham University in Shadyside, Pennsylvania.

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

Teaching

  • Basic Principles of the Operating Room and Anesthesia
  • The Nervous System and Anesthesia Implications
  • Neuraxial Anesthesia
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management
  • Simulation Scenarios for Novice Anesthesia Providers

Presentations

Capstone Project – Airway Management by Junior Anesthesia Students for Patients Undergoing Anesthesia Sedation Using Simulation Training