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Michele Mendes, PhD, RN, CPN

Assistant Professor
Baccalaureate Education
Office: 2122 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-6468

Bio

Education

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Ph.D. in Nursing, May 2004

Dissertation: “Parents’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Their Technology Dependent Children, Themselves, and Their Families”

Dissertation Advisors: H.S. Kim, D. Schwartz-Barcott

Boston University, Boston, MA

M.S. in Parent-Child Nursing, Developmental Disabilities Specialty, May 1982

Simmons College, Boston, MA

B.A. in Nursing, May 1973

 

Certifications

Registered Nurse – North Carolina (2010 – present)

Certified Pediatric Nurse – Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (2005 – present)

Registered Nurse – Massachusetts (1973 – present)

Research Interests

Blog/Twitter/Facebook links

News

Referred Articles/Papers

Mendes, M.A. (2016).  African American parents’ experiences accessing health care and services for their children with special health care needs.      Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy, 9 (1), 1145-1159.

Mendes, M.A. (2016).  Partnership with parents of technology-dependent children: clarification of the concept.  Advances in Nursing Science, 31 (1), 85-93.

Mendes, M.A. (2013).  Pediatric nurses’ views of ideal home nursing care for their technology-dependent children. Home Healthcare Nurse, 31 (8), 412-418.

Mendes, M.A. (2013).  Parents’ descriptions of ideal home nursing care for their technology- dependent children.  Pediatric Nursing, 39 (2), 91-96.

Book Chapters

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Bahorski, J., Linard-Palmer, L., Boebel-Toly, V., Giambra, B., Girouard, S., Jacob, E., McDowell, B., Mendes, M., Moyer, D., Strayer, D., Turner-Henson, A., Westhus, N., Habich, M. (2014) Society of Pediatric Nurses Research Toolkit.  Retrieved from http://www.pedsnurses.org/p/cm/ld/fid=116

Mendes, M.A. (2007).  Evidence-based practice: which solution is best for flushing peripheral IV’s.  SPN News, 16, 4.

Mendes, M. (1992) Instructor Manual to accompany Castiglia & Harbin, Child Health Nursing.   Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.

Grants

HRSA Program: Nursing Workforce Diversity; Emerging Leaders in Rural Health Nursing Program (ELIRHN), November 2015, Requested $349, 834, approved but not funded

Engagement and Outreach Scholar Award May 2012, $6,000 ($3,000 to support research assistant, $3,000 to support research)

Sigma Theta Tau, International, Beta Nu Chapter, Research and Creative Activity Award, February 2011 $750

Boston College Research Expense Grant, June through November 2005, $1400

Research Award, Theta-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, May 2004, $2,000

Refereed Presentations

Refereed Paper Presentations

Mendes, M.A. (2011).  Superwoman and John Henry Bring Their Children for Health Care: The Issues Faced by African American Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs.  Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Mendes, M.A. (2010). Partnering with Parents of Technology Dependent Children: A Hybrid Model Concept Analysis.  Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Providence, RI.

Mendes, M.A. (2009). Partnering with Parents of Technology Dependent Children: A Hybrid Model Concept Analysis. Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mendes, M.A. (2009).  Nurses’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Technology Dependent Children and Their Families. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Mendes, M.A. (2007).  Nurses’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Technology Dependent Children and Their Families. Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Mendes, M.A. (2006).  Parents’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Their Technology Dependent Child, Themselves, and Their Families. Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Curtin, A.; Findeisen, M.; Mendes, M. (2005). Clients’ and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Their Chronic Illness and Care.   Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Mendes, M.A. (2000).  Identifying Concepts Important to Understanding Parent-Nurse Relationships in the Home Care of Technology Dependent Children. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Newport, RI.

Refereed Poster Presentations

Mendes, M.A. (2013).   African American Parents' Experiences Accessing Health Care for Their Children with Special Health Care Needs.  42nd Biennial Sigma Theta Tau Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Mendes, M.A. (2013).  African-American Parents' Experiences Accessing Health Care for Their Children with Special Health Care Needs.  Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Mendes, M.A. (2006).  Nurses’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Technology Dependent Children and Their Families. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Mendes, M.A. (2004).  Parents’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Their Technology Dependent Child, Themselves, and Their Families. Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Mendes, M.A. (2004).  Parents’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Their Technology Dependent Child, Themselves, and Their Families. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference,


 

Non-Referred Presentations

Mendes, M. A., Giambra, B., McDowell, B., & Northington, L. (2013). Tips on Abstract Writing.   Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Mendes, M.A. (2008) “Empowering Pediatric Nurses Through Evidence-Based Practice”.   Pre-convention Educational Session Moderator, Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

 

Invited Presentations

Mendes, M.A. (2001).  Preparing the Family of the Technology Dependent Child for Discharge and Caring for the Technology Dependent Child in the Community.  Medical Center of Central Georgia Regional Perinatal Outreach Program Annual Symposium.

Consultations

Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

African American Parents’ Experiences Accessing Health Care and services for Their Children with Special Health Care Needs, Completed June 2013

Partnering with Parents of Technology Dependent Children: a Hybrid Model Concept Analysis, completed June 2010

Nurses’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Technology Dependent Children and Their Families, Completed December 2006

Parents’ Descriptions of Ideal Home Nursing Care for Their Technology Dependent Children, Themselves, and Their Families, Completed May 2004

University of Rhode Island Graduate Research Assistantship, September 1994 – May 1995

Honors and Awards

Faculty Fellowship, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Fall 2005

Nurses Educational Funds Scholarship, March 2001

Excellence in Nursing Award, New England Regional Nurses Association, February 1999

American Nurses Association Ethnic Minority Fellowship, September 1994 – August 1996