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Bonnie Dean, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 518
Phone: 412.396.6534

Education:

Ph.D., School of Nursing, Duquesne University, 2006
M.S.N., School of Nursing, Duquesne University, 1994
B.S.N., School of Nursing, Carlow University, 1986
Bio

Dr. Bonnie S. Dean joined the School of Nursing at Duquesne University as an Assistant Professor in August, 2008.  Her research interests include healthcare quality and patient safety initiatives as well as inter-professional simulation and leadership development.  Dr. Dean received a diploma in professional nursing from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Carlow University, MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Duquesne University's Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and PhD from Duquesne University, School of Nursing.  Her dissertation "Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety:  A Retrospective Analysis of Change Readiness Associated with the Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry" was presented at the 18th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Dean's professional career spans 40 years at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in various administrative positions including; Assistant Director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center, Senior Project Support Specialist for Reengineering, Director of Training and Educational Services Department, and Director of Nursing Education/Research and Patient Care Support Services.  She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for both the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the American Board of Applied Toxicology.  She was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Toxicology-Clinical Toxicology.  In 2007 she was recipient of the Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Award for development and implementation the Critical Care Orientation Project of the Child Health Corporation of America.  She has published more than 70 articles in various refereed journals on topics associated with pharmacology, toxicology, patient safety and quality, and information technology.

Dr. Dean currently serves as the chair for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Duquesne University School of Nursing and teaches primarily in the MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. 


Research

2009 Anne Zimmerman/American Nurses Foundation Scholar Award for "Evaluation of the Synergy Model-Simulation Appraisal Tool (SM-SAT)".  American Nurses Foundation-Funded Research ($1,500.00) Primary Investigator

2009 Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Mini Grant recipient for "Assessment of Learning Outcomes Associated with the MSN Capstone Integrative Paper:  A Three Year Retrospective Study".  Duquesne University-Funded Research ($2,000.00) Primary Investigator

2006 Josie King Foundation for "Condition HELP:A Pediatric Rapid Response Team Triggered by Patients and Parents"-Funded Research ($20,000.00) Primary Investigator

2005 The Grable Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA. for "Implementation of an Inpatient School Program at a Children's Hospital"-Funded Research ($216,000.00) Primary Investigator

2005 The CERNER Corporation, Kansas City, Mo 64117-2551 for "Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety:  A Retrospective Analysis of change Readiness Associated with the Implemention of Computerized Provider Order Entry"-Funded Research ($2,000.00) Primary Investigator

1992 AACT Research Award for Effectiveness of N-Acetylcysteine in Protecting Against Ferrous Sulfate-Induced Hepatotoxicity-Funded Research ($10,000.00) Primary Investigator

1986 AAPCC Research Award for In Vivo Effectiveness of Oral Complexation Agents in Management of Iron Poisoning-Funded Research ($10,000.00) Primary Investigator


Scholarship

Refereed Journals - Last 5 years

Dean BS, Decker MJ, Hupp D, Urbach AH, Lewis E, Benes-Stickle J. Condition HELP:  A Pediatric Rapid Response Team Triggered by Patients and Parents.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  2008;30:28-31.

Selected Refereed Presentations - Last 5 years

Dean BS.  Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety:  A Retrospective Analysis of Change Readiness Associated with the Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry.  Second Annual Perspectives in Pediatric Nursing Conference.  St Louis, Missouri  October 25-26, 2007.

Dean BS.  Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety:  A Retrospective Analysis of Change Readiness Associated with the Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry.  Greater Pittsburgh 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference.  Pittsburgh, PA October 26, 2007.

Dean BS.  Creating a Healthcare Culture of Patient Safety:  A Retrospective Analysis of Change Readiness Associated with the Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry. 18th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research  Congress:  Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Vienna, Austria, July 11-14, 2007.

Honors/Awards