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Lisa Alberts, DNP

Lisa Alberts, DNP

Assistant Professor, Nursing

hanwayalberts96@lasalle.edu


Lisa Alberts is a dually board certified advanced practice nurse in both adult health and psychiatric mental health.  She has over 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings.  As an advanced practice nurse for over 20 years, her expertise includes primary healthcare for adults as well as psychiatric and mental/behavioral healthcare to patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.  In addition to maintaining a full time clinical practice, Dr. Alberts has held supervisory roles in healthcare administration and has led transdisciplinary teams in a residential treatment facility. Her research interests and expertise are in treating children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Alberts has been teaching online as an adjunct instructor at La Salle for 3 years and has just joined La Salle as a full time faculty.  Prior to that she provided adjunct support at Drexel University School of Nursing and was a clinical preceptor for graduate nursing students from La Salle and University of Pennsylvania.  She currently teaches Advanced Roles and Population Health online, and will be teaching Advanced Psychopharmacology in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at La Salle.

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Practice
  • Primary Care for Adults
  • Neurological underpinnings of psychiatric illness
  • Trauma Informed Care

Education

  • BSN-Duke University
  • MSN-La Salle University
  • Post Master’s PMHNP-BC-Drexel University
  • DNP-La Salle University

Teaching

  • 2019- present Assistant Professor School of Nursing and Health Sciences La Salle
  • 2017- 2019 Clinical Instructor Graduate Nursing Programs La Salle
  • 2014-2016 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Clinical Preceptor, Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 2012-2013 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Clinical Preceptor, Graduate Nursing Programs Psych/Mental Health
  • 2007-2010 Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions PMHNP-program Adjunct Clinical Instructor Spring
  • 2002-2004 Gloucester County College School of Nursing Adjunct Clinical Faculty Psychiatric Clinical Rotation/LPN to RN transition students Lisa Alberts, DNP, PMHNP-BC
  • Spring 2002 Gloucester County College Adjunct Faculty Medical Terminology, taught a one semester course
  • 1997-1998 La Salle University Graduate School of Nursing Clinical Preceptor

Publications

N. Pelliciari, P. Wagner, L. O’Donnell, L. Alberts, G. Niemann, (January 2010). Classroom Strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders. NJEA Review, pp. 8 -11.

Presentations

Alberts, L. & Schwartz, N. (November, 2018). Compassion Fatigue. Workshops for Bancroft program staff. Mount Laurel, NJ.

Alberts, L. & Kettering, T. (November 6, 2018). The Puberty Effect: what to expect from your child with autism. The Jewish Abilities Alliance of South Jersey, recorded webinar.

Alberts, L. (April, 2018). Accepted oral presentation: Risk Assessment Checklist for Self-Injury in Autism (RACSA), preliminary validity and reliability. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Alberts, L. (October 25, 2017). New Jersey Hospital Association presentation for the Behavioral Health Nursing Sub-committee: Trauma Informed Care in IDD, Princeton, NJ.

Alberts, L. & Lindgren, K. (September 27, 2017). New Jersey Hospital Association, Opioid Misuse Series: Addiction and Brain Injury, Webinar.

Alberts, L. (May 29, 2017). Association for Behavior Analysis International 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, Co. Symposium Discussant: Using Behavioral Assessment to Identify Co-Morbid Medical and Psychiatric Concerns in Individuals with Autism.

Alberts, L. (March 24, 2017). Invited speaker; Kappa Delta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Induction Ceremony, Philadelphia, Pa.

Alberts, L. (October 5-7, 2016). Poster presentation: Improved Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Impact of Collaborative Partnerships, Ninth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference, Baltimore, Md. Alberts, L., et al. (May, 2016). Poster presentation: Validity of Non-verbal Pain Scale in the ASD population, Association for Behavior Analysis International 42nd Annual Convention, Chicago, Ill.

Alberts, L. (October 7, 2015). New Jersey Hospital Association presentation on evidenced-based practice: Evidenced-based practice that informs medical decision-making: the use of applied behavior analysis, Princeton, NJ.

Alberts, L. (April 4, 2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders and the DSM-V, invited lecture for Contemporary Nursing Forums, Regional Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, Pa.

Alberts, L. (December, 2013). Recognizing Movement Disorders, professional lecture presented to nursing professionals at Bancroft, Haddonfield, NJ.

Alberts, L, Blumenfeld, S, Graner, C, Degaetano, M, Scornaienchi,J and Mintz, M. (Oct. 1-4. 2003), Child Neurology Society annual meeting, Miami Beach, Fla., accepted poster, Oxcarbazepine for the Treatment of Behavior Disorders in Children.

Alberts, L. (March, 2013). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Professional lecture presented to The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH), Voorhees, NJ.

Alberts, L. (July 2011). Autism 101, professional lecture for the Camden County Family Service Organization, Merchantville, NJ.

Alberts, L. (February 4, 2011). Mental Health Issues in School Age Children, invited professional workshop for teachers and educational professionals, Lenape Regional Staff Development, Southampton School District, Southampton, NJ.

Alberts, L. (May 9, 2009). Autism 101, invited workshop for the Southern Region Early Childcare Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Alberts, L., Pelliciari, N. (December, 2009). Understanding Autism and Behavior, Diagnosis, Positive Supports, Practical Techniques. Invited lecture to professionals, Cape May School District, Cape May, NJ

Alberts, L. (October, 2009). Autism 101, professional presentation to the New Jersey Association for Educators of Young Children, Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ.

Alberts, L. (May 2009). Autism: Diagnosis, Treatments, and Behavioral Supports, professional presentation for the Camden County Southern Regional Child Care Resource Center, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Alberts, L. (May 7, 2008). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, invited professional lecture-presented to the nursing staff at Bancroft, Haddonfield, NJ.

Alberts, L. (April, 2005) The Mental Status Exam, a Neurological Perspective, presented to the College of New Jersey department of graduate nursing, Trenton, N.J.

Alberts, L. (December 2004). Neurology in Primary Care, invited presentation to The College of New Jersey, Department of Graduate Nursing; Trenton, NJ.

Alberts, L. (April 2003). Topics in Pediatric Neurology, invited lecture presented to Gwynedd Mercy College of Nursing, nurse practitioner program, Philadelphia, Pa.

Alberts, L. (November, 2003). The Role of the Nurse Practitioner, invited panelist, The College of New Jersey, Department of Graduate Nursing, Trenton, NJ.

Alberts, L. (Fall 2002). Topics in Neurology: Autism, Seizures, and Cerebral Palsy. Invited lecture for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing; Philadelphia, Pa.

Mintz, M., Blumenfeld, S., Hanway-Alberts, L., Graner, C.A., Fisher, J. (May, 2001). Metabolic acidosis induced by Topiramate: response to bicarbonate supplementation, presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; Philadelphia, Pa.

Alberts, L. (Spring 2000). The Role of the Nurse Practitioner, presented as a panelist La Salle University School of Nursing; Philadelphia, Pa.

Alberts, L. (2000). An evaluation of Feeding Treatments in an Adult with a Brain Injury, poster presentation at the Brain Injury Association 19th Symposium; Chicago, Illinois.

Alberts, L. (1994) Aging and Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Assessment Approach, presented to the AAMR southern region conference; Vineland, NJ.

Alberts, L. (1993). Tomorrow’s Challenge: Meeting the Needs of Medically Fragile and Disabled in the Community, presented at the New Jersey Association of Community Providers conference; Morristown, NJ.

Grants

2008-2011 Center for Neurological & Neurodevelopmental Health, Autism Center of Excellence Grant Coordinator, Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

Honors/Awards

May 2017 Academic Awardee, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program La Salle University, class of 2017

February 2016 Excellence in Nursing Practice Award Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Delta Chapter

July 2013 Who’s Who in Healthcare; Unsung Heroes South Jersey BIZ magazine, Vol. 3 Issue 7. May 2000 Paul Harris Fellow, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

November 1998 Excellence in Nursing Practice Award Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

October 1991 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance Bancroft