Danielle Yocom, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Philosophy

The new graduate nurse needs to be able to perform basic skills safely in an ever-changing health care system, know when to ask for help, and be accountable for the care provided. My hope is that the student is able to learn something unique from each nurse educator they encounter in shaping their commitment to providing high quality nursing care to the client, family, and community.

Education

Year Degree School/University Location
December 2018 Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nursing Education Focus Regis College Weston, MA
May 2005 Master of Science in Nursing Millersville University Millersville, PA
August 1997 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Millersville University Millersville, PA
June 1996 Diploma in Nursing St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Lancaster, PA

Courses

Course Number Course Name
NSG 312 Care of Older Adult & Child- Medical Surgical & Elder Care (Fall/ Spring)
NSL 312 Clinical (Fall/ Spring)
NSG 212 Fundamentals (Summer)

Research

Quality care of the chronically ill older adult, Digital storytelling & innovative nursing education strategies

Certifications/Awards

Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner, November 2005 to present
  • Mental Health First Aid USA (January 2020- January 2023) 

Podium presentations

  • Barker, N., Kaulback, M., & Yocom, D. (August 2020) Development and implementation of an escape room in health sciences education, NurseTim Inc., Live Virtual Presentation
  • Yocom, D. (July 2020). The development, implementation, and evaluation of a digital storytelling project in nursing, RECAP Conference, West Chester, PA Recorded Virtual Presentation
  • Barker, N., Kaulback, M., Thomas, C., & Yocom, D. (July 2020) Resources and recommendations for a virtual nursing telehealth simulation, Vestigo Health Solutions, Live Virtual Presentation
  • Kaulkack, M., Barker, N., & Yocom, D. (May 2019). Development and Implementation of an Escape Room in Health Sciences Education, RECAP Conference, West Chester, PA
  • Yocom, D., Bashaw, C., Price, D., & Cook, M. (May 2019) Perceptions of digital storytelling in pre-licensure nursing education, QSEN International Forum, Cleveland, OH

Poster presentations

  • Yocom, D. (February 2021). The creation of a digital storytelling learning experience in pre-licensure education. NurseTimInc., Virtual Presentation
  • Yocom, D. (April 2019). DNP project results dissemination: Perceptions of digital storytelling in pre-licensure nursing education. Research & Creativity Day, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
  • Yocom, D. (June 2018). Qualitative research abstract: Developing competence: Perceptions of digital storytelling in nursing education. Saint Anselm College Nurse Educator Conference, North Falmouth, MA
  • Yocom, D. (April 2018). DNP project (Chapters 1-3): Perceptions of digital storytelling in undergraduate nursing education. Regis College DNP Poster Day, Weston, MA
  • Yocom, D. (January 2018). Perceptions of digital storytelling in undergraduate nursing education. Elsevier Nursing Education Conference, Virtual Presentation

Publications

  • Yocom, D. (2021). Digital storytelling: Creating meaningful connections between prelicensure students and older adults. Nurse Educator, (46)6. [teaching tip/ peer reviewed]
  • Yocom, D. (July 2021-Volume Publish Ahead of Print). Reimagining an unfolding case in the online clinical arena. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000905 [teaching tip/ peer reviewed]
  • Thomas, C. M., Yocom, D., Kaulback, M., & Meehan, C. D. (2021). Using simulation evaluation for prelicensure nursing program review. Nurse educator, 46(1), 34–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000860 [peer reviewed]
  • Barker, N., Kaulback, M., & Yocom, D. (2020). Fluid and electrolyte escape room. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(5), 298-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20200422-14 [peer reviewed]
  • Yocom, D. (2020). Integrating creativity and personal reflection into the gerontology clinical rotation. Nurse Educator, 45(6), 335. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000837 [teaching tip/ peer reviewed]
  • Yocom, D., Bashaw, C., Price, D., & Cook, M. (2020). Perceptions of digital storytelling in the classroom. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 15(3),164-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2020.01.010 [peer reviewed]
  • Yocom, D. (2020). Using “Med Libs” to review principles of parenteral medication administration. Nurse Educator, 45(1), 46. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000694 [teaching tip/ peer reviewed]
  • Yocom, D. (2019). Integrating principles of the situation background assessment recommendation tool into post-conference. Nurse Educator, 44(3), 141. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000580 [teaching tip/ peer reviewed]
     
  • Monturo, C., Barker, N., & Yocom, D.  Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization for Nurse Leaders (SEPONL). $6900 (January 2021-December 2023).  End-of-life care of the diverse patient and family:  Perspectives of novice nurses.  
  • Yocom, D Provost Research Grant West Chester University. $9503.00 (June 2019-June 2020).  Digital storytelling in pre-licensure nursing students: Learning to care for older adults. 

Memberships

  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau- Xi Delta Chapter
  • West Chester University Red Cross Club-Faculty Advisor
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