Lynn D'Esmond, PhD

Assistant Professor

Nursing & Health Sciences / Community

Dr. Lynn D’Esmond’s Research Website

508-910-6521

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Education

Clara Maass School of Nursing, Bellevlle, NJDiploma
Felician University, Lodi, NJBSN
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of VirginiaMSHA
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolPhD

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A course to prepare first-year nursing students for the demands of higher education and foster the development of a professional nursing identity. The course promotes academic success and social development by fostering personal and academic goal setting, evaluating personal learning styles, and developing successful study strategies. Students will gain or improve study techniques and strategies, research literacy, time management skills, organizational skills, speaking and writing skills, personal development, interpersonal skills, career goals, appreciation for cultural diversity, and orientation to university resources and services.

Provides an introduction to the discipline of professional nursing. Learners examine their values and beliefs in relation to the basic concepts and behaviors that define the discipline. Promoting health, guiding persons through the health care experience and shaping the health care environment are presented as key processes to maximize health for individuals, families, groups and communities. Emphasis is placed on socializing the learner as an active, developing professional within the context and dimensions of the discipline. Learners will explore their relationship to self, individuals, families and communities as well as to the profession of nursing.

Integration of theory and practice concepts that focus on the nurse¿s role in promoting health for women and beginning families. Variables that place women, the developing child and the family at risk or that could render a population vulnerable are identified and appropriate therapeutic interventions are described. Common health problems that women encounter across reproductive years are included. Learners are introduced to the role of women¿s health care nurse who promotes health, shapes supportive environments and provides guidance. Global issues affecting the health of women and their families are introduced. Within the context of professional values and accountability, ethical and legal issues influencing maternity and women¿s health are presented.

Integration of theory and practice concepts that focus on the nurse¿s role in promoting health for women and beginning families. Variables that place women, the developing child and the family at risk or that could render a population vulnerable are identified and appropriate therapeutic interventions are described. Common health problems that women encounter across reproductive years are included. Learners are introduced to the role of women¿s health care nurse who promotes health, shapes supportive environments and provides guidance. Global issues affecting the health of women and their families are introduced. Within the context of professional values and accountability, ethical and legal issues influencing maternity and women¿s health are presented.

Integration of theory and practice concepts that focus on the nurse¿s role in promoting health for women and beginning families. Variables that place women, the developing child and the family at risk or that could render a population vulnerable are identified and appropriate therapeutic interventions are described. Common health problems that women encounter across reproductive years are included. Learners are introduced to the role of women¿s health care nurse who promotes health, shapes supportive environments and provides guidance. Global issues affecting the health of women and their families are introduced. Within the context of professional values and accountability, ethical and legal issues influencing maternity and women¿s health are presented.

Exploration of historical, socioeconomic, and political forces that influence the profession of nursing and the health care delivery system. Leadership and team building skills are identified and developed to shape professional nursing practice that promotes health and facilitates the learner's transition to professional nursing practice. Application of principles of safety and quality in healthcare systems are addressed. Guided by the ANA Scope & Standards of Practice (2004 ed.).

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Examination of various quality, safety, legal, and ethical factors that influence the US health care system. The focus is on the scope of health care delivery, financing, and regulation of the health care system and moving the patient through the continuum of health care. Selected mechanisms such as policy formulation, cost effectiveness analysis, accreditation, and quality assurance programs that shape the health care environment are examined.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Patient safety
  • Distracted practice
  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Collaborating for student success

Select publications

D'Esmond, Lynn K. (2018).
What Was I Thinking? Decision-Making and its Impact on Outcomes, Quality Improvement, and Research
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 45, 1-2.

D'Esmond, Lynn K. (2017).
Distracted Practice and Patient Safety: The Healthcare Team Experience
Nursing Forum, 52 (3), 149-164.

D'Esmond, Lynn K. (2016).
Distracted Practice: A Concept Analysis
Nursing Forum, 51 (4), 275-285.

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