Shannon Avery

faculty

Shannon Avery-Desmarais, PhD she/her

Assistant Professor / Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

508-910-6598

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Education

2019University of Massachusetts DartmouthPhD in Nursing
2014University of Massachusetts DartmouthMS in Nursing Practice
2003St. Vincent's CollegeADN
1996Cornell UniversityBA in Biology

Teaching

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Scholarship
  • Translating Research for Evidence Based Practice

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Second of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to implement an evidence-based project. Collaborative data collection and management strategies are utilized to support the implementation and evaluation process. This practicum builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the students to enhance collaborative and interprofessional practice. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.

Third in a series of three didactic courses to facilitate the scholarly capstone project. This course focuses on the dissemination of findings of an evidence based project for translating evidence into practice. Emphasis is placed on multiple modalities for disseminating project findings. Students will continue to explore the various roles of the DNP.

Third in a series of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly capstone project and development of the DNP role competencies. The focus of Residency III is to disseminate results of an evidence-based translational research project. This practicum builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the students to enhance collaborative and interprofessional practice.

Second of three didactic courses to facilitate the DNP scholarly project. This course focuses on the development of an evidence-based project proposal for a translational research project. Students will complete and submit an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of the project proposal. Course development was guided by the AA CN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.
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First of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to identify and assess a practice problem and develop an evidence-based project proposal. Collaborative assessment and planning strategies are utilized to support the proposal development process. Opportunities are provided to consider the inter-professional perspectives of the problem. This practicum lays the foundation for the development of collaborative and inter-professional knowledge, skills and attitudes. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.
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Research

Research interests

  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Minority Stress in LGBTQ+ Nurses
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Gerontology

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Avery-Desmarais, S., Sethares, K., Stover, C., Batchelder, A., & McCurry, M. (2020).
    Substance Use and Minority Stress in a Population of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Nurses
    Substance Use and Misuse, 55 (3), 1958-1967.
  • Manzotti, A., Avery-Desmarais, S., Ducharme, M., Elliott, K. & Misto, K. (in press).
    Improving Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Substance Use Disorder: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
    Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • Avery-Desmarais, S., McCurry, M. K., Sethares, K. A., Stover, C., & Batchelder, A. (in press).
    Internet Recruitment of a Diverse Population of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Nurses in a Study of Substance Use and Minority Stress
    Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Dr. Avery-Desmarais is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner who is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her research focuses on the impact of minority stress on the well-being of nurses and she has published multiple articles on substance use. She is actively practicing in primary care where she frequently cares for patients with substance use disorder.