Nadira Dhanaswar

Nadira Dhanaswar, DNP, MSN, CNRN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6725
NadiraDhanaswar@mercydesmoines.org

Office Location
SC-216

Office Hours
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

YEAR STARTED AT MERCY COLLEGE: 2019

EDUCATION

  • DNP, University of Southern Indiana (2015)
  • MSN, University of Iowa (2011)
  • BSN, Mercy College of Health Sciences (2007)
  • ASN, Des Moines Area Community College (1998)
     

COURSES TAUGHT

  • NUR 105 – Introduction to Basic Skills

  • NUR 460 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice

  • NURS 351 - Principles of care of Individual and families within Healthcare Organizations
     

ADVICE TO STUDENTS

  • "I encourage students to embrace lifelong learning and to develop moral courage."
     

CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching and advising - utilize appropriate varied and innovative classroom/clinical/field teaching strategies.
  • Maintain a positive and effective learning environment that promotes the best possible development of the individual student.
  • Collaborate with other faculty, preceptors, field faculty, and clinical agencies to provide optimum learning opportunities for students.
  • Provide individual advisement and guidance for intellectual, personal, and professional development of students.
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of student learning experiences.
     

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

  • MSN - Thesis: Traditional Approaches Versus Simulation in Nursing Education
  • DNP - Project: Handoff Communication: Nurse-to-Nurse Bedside Change of Shift Report
  • Independent - When Nursing Education Include Culture: Status Report
     

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

  • American Heart Association (ACLS)
     

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • AANN - American Association of Neurosciences
  • AACN - American Association of Critical Care Nurses
     

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