University of St. Francis (USF) professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Program has published articles in two national nursing publications.Deena Nardi, of Crete, is director of the Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) for the university’s Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing.
The Journal of Professional Nursing published by the American Association of College of Nursing featured “Global Trends and Issues in APN Practice: Engage in the Change” co-authored by Nardi in its May/June 2104 issue.
The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services published a guest editorial, “Guidelines for Culturally Effective Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Worldwide,” by Nardi in the May 2014 issue.
A registered nurse, Nardi is also a Psychiatric Mental Health Certified Nurse Specialist. She holds bachelor of science in nursing degree from St. Xavier University; a master of arts degree in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University; a master of science degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate degree in child development from Loyola University Graduate School of Education/Erikson Institute.
At USF, Nardi oversees the Doctor of Nursing Practitioner program, a natural outgrowth of the university’s highly acclaimed graduate nursing programs that have sustained a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams over the past three years. USF’s DNP, master and bachelor of science programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Graduates of USF’s DNP program are fully prepared to provide the most advanced level of health care for populations based on evidence-based scientific, medical and nursing research and practice guidelines, according to Wilson.
Nardi is a member of a task force of the American Academy of Nurses that developed and completed the first “Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing Care” over a seven-year period. These guidelines have been endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), which has pledged to increase the outreach of this work. ICN has now disseminated the guidelines to more than 130 national nurses associations. The guidelines are also accessible on five ICN network forums, and the document has been recently published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
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