"Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses...we must be learning all our lives"
is a quote from Florence Nightingale and captures my philosophy of how nurses should
practice nursing and how I myself continue to look for new opportunities to learn.
As an educator working with diverse adult nursing students it is my responsibility
to facilitate learning by making the information relevant to their nursing practice.
Also of importance is integrating multiple approaches of presenting the information
in a culturally sensitive way so that all types of learners can understand, synthesis,
and apply the information. As nursing is an ever-changing field it is my belief that
educators must continue to stay current and be open to integrating new technology,
new theories and new theoretical models of care into both their in class and online
||Ph. D. Philosophy in Nursing
||Masters in Nursing-Perinatal Nurse Practitioner
||University of Pennsylvania
||Diploma in Nursing
||Kings County Hospital School of Nursing
||APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH
||HEALTH TEACHING & PROMOTION FOR THE RN
||PROFESSIONAL NURSING COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
||ETHICS AND HEALTH POLLICY IN NURSING
||POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NURSING
||POPULATION HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM
||PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ASSESSMENTS OF DIVERSE POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
||HEALTH INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
||NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT IN TODAY'S HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT
||NURSING LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM
||HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF HIGHER EDUCATION & NSG EDUCATION
Pregnancy-related prolonged physical and mental health issues after the post-partum
||Certified Inpatient Obstetrics
||Pinnacle Health System 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference Award Winner- April
6,2010-Poster Presentation- "The Lived Experience of Single Middle-Aged Women Who
Have Experienced Complications in a Planned Pregnancy."
- DeJoy, Bittner, K & Mandel D. (2016). A qualitative study of the maternity care experiences
of women with obesity: "More than just a number on the scale." Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 1(2):217-23. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12375
- Contributor Encyclopedia of Nursing Education- Academic Integrity February 2015
- Mandel, D (2011). The lived experience of single-middle aged women during a complicated
pregnancy. Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing MCN, 35(6):33-40. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3181f1c65a
- Kauffman, S. G., Hauck, C. B., & Mandel, D. A. (2010). Perinatal palliative care:
The nursing perspective. Nursing for Women's Health, 14 (3), pp.88–197. doi:DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-486.X.2010.01540.x.
- Mandel, D., Pirko, K., Grant, K. Kaufman, T. Williams, L. & Schneider, J. (2010).
Concern for Maternal-Fetal Safety: Collaboration on an Oxytocin Practice Protocol.
Journal of Women's Health, 13(6), pp.480-485. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2009.01482.x
- Contributing Author (2003). -Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: The Stories of
Nurses". p. 88-89.Sigma Theta Tau International
- Mandel, D.A (2000). No longer the forgotten victim. Manuscript published Nursing Spectrum.
- Perinatal Competency Manuel for RNs & LPNs, Orientee and Preceptor Manuals, 2000
- "Breastfeeding Your New Baby" a Parent's guide 1996
- Nursing Update- "Professional Nursing Care Advisory Board" Summer 1995
- Xi Delta Convention Delegate 2015, 2017
- Xi Delta Chapter Vice President 2014-2016
- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)-Chairperson
State of Pennsylvania 2013-2015
- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)-Education Coordinator
for Pennsylvania 2011-2012
- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)-Legislative
Coordinator for Pennsylvania 2008-2011,
- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses- Research Proposal Reviewer
- Sigma Theta Tau International Member and Chapter member Xi Kappa Leadership Committee,
Lambda Iota member
- Served as an associate member of The Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and
Neonatal Nurses Research Committee 2011-2012
- Selected as a consultant to The Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal