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Education:

University of Rhode Island, North Kingstown, RI – Ph.D. in Nursing 2001
University of Rhode Island, North Kingstown, RI – Masters in Nursing; CCCNS, 1991
SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY- B. S. in Nursing, 1982
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Albany, NY- Diploma in Nursing, 1980

Scholarship:
Publications:
Warren, C., Lemieux, A., Bittner, N. (2018) Excellence in Population Health: A Successful Community-Based Care Transitions Program Model. Professional Case Management. IN PRESS.

Bittner, N & Bechtel, C (2017). Identifying and Describing Faculty Workload Issues: A Looming Faculty Shortage. Nursing Education Perspectives. July/August 2017 – Volume 38 – Issue 4 – p 171–176

Bittner, N. & McGrath, J. (2017) Vision Screening in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations in Kenya, Africa. The Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 28 (2017): 1050–1055.

Bittner, N, Gravlin, G, MacDonald, C., Bourgeois, D (2017) A Newly Licensed Nurse Orientation Program Evaluation: Focus on Outcomes. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48 (1):22-28.

Luther, M, Crowley, K, Baxter, D & Bittner, N. Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Webinar (2017): TIGER VLE Adoption Story: Mini-Byte Modules Directed at Informatics Competency Attainment in Nurse Educators

Bittner NP, McGrath J. (2016) Vision screening in underserved and vulnerable populations in Kenya, Africa. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Bittner, N. (2016) Highlights of the Massachusetts Nursing Faculty Workload Survey. Massachusetts Report on Nursing (14) 2, 12.

Hanley, D. Abele, D. Alley, A. Smith, K. Gaden, N. & Bittner N. (2016) Creating A Culture of Safety Through Integration of an Early Warning System. Journal of Nursing Administration (46) 2, 63-68.

Bittner, N., Bechtel, C. Frontiero, L., Kowal, N., & Silveira, C. (2015) Nursing Faculty Workload Survey 2015: Summary Report. Robert Wood Johnson APIN Grant; Massachusetts Action Coalition, December 2015.

Manning, K., Bittner, N. Seymour-Route, P. & Bechtel, C. (2014) Nursing Faculty Workforce Challenges in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Action Coalition White Paper, December 2014.

Presentations:
Campbell, E, Bittner, N. & Gunning, T. Identifying the Impact of A Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Experience on Critical Thinking in Nursing Students. Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International – Creating Healthy Work Environments 2019. New Orleans, LA, February, 2019

Campbell, E, Bittner, N. & Gunning, T. Identifying the Impact of A Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Experience on Critical Thinking in Nursing Students. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum: Oceans of Opportunity: Evidence-based Practice to Improve Quality and Safety in Education and Practice. Bonita Springs, FLA, June, 2018

Campbell, E, Bittner, N. & Gunning, T. Identifying the Impact of A DEU Experience on Critical Thinking in Associate Degree Nursing Students. North Eastern Organization of Nurse Educators. Woburn, MA, April, 2018

Campbell, E, Gunning, T. & Bittner, N. Identifying the Impact of A DEU Experience on Clinical Reasoning in Associate Degree Nursing Students. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland, July 2017.

Bittner, N. Interprofessional Research: Call to Action. Keynote Address, 14th Annual Research Symposium. New England Baptist Hospital. June 2017.

Luther, M, Crowley, K, Baxter, D & Bittner, N. Informatics Competencies: Use of Mini-Byte Modules to Bridge the Gap between Academia and Practice. Sigma Theta Tau Regional-Epsilon Tau Meeting. April, 2017

Bittner, N. Hearing From the Experts. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing; Self-Study Forum. Baltimore, MD October, 2016

Bittner, N. Translating Evidence: Idea to Project- Project to Presentation. American Association of Critical Care Nurses-Greater Boston Chapter Workshop. Boston , MA October, 2016

Bittner, N. & Bechtel, C .Identifying and Describing Nursing Faculty Workload Issues: A Looming Faculty Shortage Podium Presentation. National League for Nursing, Education Summit, Orlando, FLA September 2016.

MacDonald, C., Bourgeois, D., Gravlin, G. Bittner, N. Assessing Critical Thinking of Newly Licensed Nurses Using Simulation in an Orientation Program. Association for Nursing Professional Development, Las Vegas, NV, July, 2015

MacDonald, C., Bourgeois, D., Gravlin, G. Bittner, N. Assessing Critical Thinking of Newly Licensed Nurses Using Simulation in an Orientation Program. Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA & RI. Conference, Burlington, MA, March 2015.

Bourgeois, D. MacDonald, C., Gravlin, G. Bittner, N. Assessing Critical Thinking of Newly Licensed Nurses Using Simulation in an Orientation Program. International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Conference, Feb, 2015 New Orleans, LA.

Professional Organizations:
Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Nurse for Family Assistance Center Program, 2013-Present

New England Association of Schools and Colleges/Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, Site Visitor, 2012-Present

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Site Evaluator, 2012-Present

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Program Evaluator; International Program Evaluator, 2001-Present

Board of Commissioners Evaluation Review Panel for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 2006-2012; 2015-present

Massachusetts Action Coalition (MAAC) Leadership Team, 2012-Present

Massachusetts Action Coalition (MAAC) Academic Progression Team-2017-present

Community Service Activities:
Nyumbani Health & Vision Screening Project, Kenya, Africa, 2016
Nyumbani Eye Camp Project, Kenya, Africa, 2014
Volunteer for Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) Office-Boston, MA for the Family Assistance Center (FAC) 2013-Present
Walpole Area VNA Practice Advisory Committee 2012-Present