Nadira Dhanaswar

Nadira Dhanaswar, DNP, MSN, CNRN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6725
Nadira.Dhanaswar@Mchs.edu

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

  • University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN; DNP Organization and Systems Leadership (2015)
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; MSN Education (2011)
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA; BS Nursing (2007)
  • Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA; AS Nursing (1998)


COURSES TAUGHT

  • NUR-445 - Capstone 1

  • NUR 105 – Introduction to Basic Skills, clinical, lab, and lecture

  • NURS 740 - Quality Improvement, Information Management, and Leadership in Healthcare

  • NURS – 701 – DNP Practicum I: Application of Evidenced Based Practice

  • NURS – 761 – DNP Integrative Application of Evidenced Based Practice Seminar I NURS – 702 – DNP Practicum II: Application of Evidenced Based Practice

  • NURS – 762 – DNP Integrative Application of Evidenced Based Practice Seminar II

  • NURS – 703 – DNP Practicum III: Application of Evidenced Based Practice

  • NURS – 763 - DNP Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar III

  • NURS – 704 – DNP Practicum IV: Application of Evidence-Based Practice IV

  • NURS – 764 – DNP Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar IV


ADVICE TO STUDENTS

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


CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE

  • Clinical Instructor for 10 years
  • Critical Care Nurse for 11 years
  • Acute Care Nurse – Neurology for 8 years
  • Long Term Care Nurse for 1 year


RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

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


CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

  • American Heart Association (ACLS)
     

RECENT PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Western Institute of Nursing, April 2018, Poster Presentation at Regional Conference, Spokane, WA
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Chi-at-Large Chapter, November 2017, Poster Presentation at the Induction and Research Meeting, Bozarth Mansion, Spokane, WA


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

 

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