Faculty & Staff Directory

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, Clinical Nurse Specialist Track, 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; ECUCON Pirate Undergraduate Retention: Promoting Leadership and Engagement Program (PURPLE), November, 2016, Requested $497, 818.00, approved but not funded

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

Understanding the Role of Smoking in Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs, in progress.

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

Courses Taught

Qualitative Methods: Spring 2017

Topics in Nursing: Senior Honors Project, Spring, 2018, Summer, 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

Clinical Practicum: Infants and Children: Fall 2010 – present

Nursing Care Of Infants And Children: Fall 2010 – Spring 2014

Nursing Research: Summer 1 2011, Summer 1 and 2 2012

Clinical Nursing Foundations I: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Trends and Issues in Nursing: Summer 1 and 2 2010

Dissertation Committees

Committee Member, doctoral dissertation committee, Aprel Ventura, East Carolina University College of Nursing, Completed November 2017

Committee Member, doctoral dissertation committee, Joyce Buck, East Carolina University College of Nursing, Completed September 2017

DNP Project Committees

Committee Member: Davis, A.B., School Children with Asthma Can Breathe Easier: An Evaluation of an Asthma Education Innovation Using Open Airways for Schools, DNP Capstone Project, Duke University School of Nursing, Spring 2012

Special Assignments/Faculty Development

Service

University Service, East Carolina University

Economic Development and Engagement Council: April 2017 – present

Service Learning Committee: August 2015 – present

Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid Committee: August 2011 – May 2014, Co-secretary August 2013 – May 2014

Ledonia Wright Cultural Center and East Carolina Graduate School, invited panelist, Dialoguing Dissertations and Talking Theses: An Event for Female Scholars, March 26, 2013

East Carolina University College of Nursing Service

Faculty Organization Secretary: August, 2017 – present

Research and Scholarship Committee: August 2014 – present, Chair, August 2015 – present

Graduate Faculty Status Task Force: November 2015 – September 2017

Early Acceptance Program: Application reviews and finalist interviews, February 2016, February 2015, February 2014

Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee: August 2011 – May 2013, Chair August – December 2012

Diversity Advisory Council: August 2011 – May 2013

Distance Education Peer Observation Task Force: November 2011 – January 2012

Service to Professional Organizations

Beta-Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International: Leadership Succession Committee, April 2016 – present

Society of Pediatric Nurses: Research Visibility Task Force Lead, September 2013 – April 2014; Research Committee Chair April 2010 – April 2011; Organizer, Pre-convention research funding and writing for publication workshops, April 2011

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board: Member, Certified Pediatric Nurse Role Delineation Study Committee, January 2008 – July 2008; Item Writer, Certified Pediatric Nurse certification examination, August 2007 – August 2011

Reviewer for Scholarly Publications or Granting Agencies

Society of Pediatric Nurses, Corinne Barnes Research Grant, 2014 - 2017

Journal of Pediatric Nursing: October 2015 - Present

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: September 2014 - present

Western Journal of Nursing Research: November 2013

Pediatric Nursing: January 2002 – present

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

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