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Deborah Tyndall, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Nursing Science
Office: 3202 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-5034

Dr. Tyndall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing Science.  She is currently in the role of Project Director for the Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing (Vcan).  The Vcan project consists of a $2.1 million grant to manage research that advances the understanding of how nurses influence safety and quality in healthcare.  This three-year project is aimed to advance nursing science by evaluating nursing's contribution to:  patient safety, organizational capacity-building, sustainability of organizations, and economic success.  

Dr. Tyndall is also collaborating with interdisciplinary colleagues within the University Writing Program to develop a Writing and Learning Community (WLC) within the PhD curriculum.  She has spent the last six years examining writing development in nursing students and nurses in practice.  During her recent doctoral studies, she conducted research aimed to understand scholarly writing in nursing students and nurses.   Her teaching background includes instruction of Writing Intensive (WI) courses at the undergraduate level and integrating Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Discipline (WID) concepts into nursing curriculum. 

Bio

Research Interests

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News

Referred Articles/Papers

Tyndall, D. E. & Caswell, N. I.  (In press:  May 2016).  Changing the publication culture from 'nice to do' to a 'need to do':  Implications for nurse leaders in acute care settings.  Nursing Forum.

Tyndall, D. E. & Scott, E. S.  The Scholarly Writing Development of the ADN to BSN Student. (manuscript accepted ; Journal of Nursing Education) 

Tyndall, D. E., Scott, E. S., & Caswell, N. I.  Factors Facilitating Publication by Clinical Nurses in a Magnet Hospital.  (manuscript under review; Journal of Nursing Administration)

Book Chapters

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Grants

Refereed Presentations

International

Tyndall, D. E. & Sullivan, W. (November 2015). A Global Health Project to Engage Nursing and Elementary School Students: Developing Future Leaders through Service-Learning.   Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Podium Presentation

Tyndall, D. E. & Larson, K. (June 2014). The Imprint of International Cultural Immersion on Personal and Professional Development.   5th International Nurse Education Conference, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.  Poster Presentation.

Regional

Tyndall, D. E. & Scott, E. S. (February 2016). The Scholarly Writing Development of the ADN to BSN Student.   Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.  Poster Presentation. 

Local

Walls, M. & Tyndall, D. E. (February 2016). Developing Future Leaders through Service Learning: Perspectives from a Community Partner.   Collaborative Nursing Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.  Poster Presentation. 

Salpietro, C., Maritato, A., & Tyndall, D. E. (February 2015). ECU College of Nursing and Wells Elementary School Partnership: Engaging Students in Service Learning.   Collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.  Poster Presentation. 

Tyndall, D. E. (February 2015). The Scholarly Writing Development of the RN to BSN Student.   Annual Collaborative Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.  Poster Presentation. 

Non-Referred Presentations

Invited Presentations

Consultations

Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

Ongoing

Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing (Vcan) $2.1 Million Grant
Aproved Project Period:  01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018
Role: Project Director
Project Goal:  Advance nursing science by evaluating nursing's contibution to patient safety, organizational capacity-building, sustainability of organizations, and economic success.

Tyndall, D.E. & Scott, E.S.  Factors Associated with New Nurse Resident Participation in Longitudinal Research. Mixed Methods Design.  Role:  Co-Investigator.

Tyndall, D. E. & Flinchbaugh, K. B. Examining the Effect of Ongoing Writing in the Discipline Professional Development.  Mixed Methods Design.  Role:  Co-Investigator.

Completed

Tyndall, D. E., Scott, E. S., & Caswell, N. I. (2016).  Dissertation:  Factors Facilitating Peer-Reviewed Publications by Clinical Nurses in Magnet Hospitals.  Focused Ethnographic, Multiple-Case Study Design.  Role:  Principal Investigator. 

Tyndall, D. E. & Caswell, N. I. (2015). Pilot Study for Dissertation:  Promoting Publication by Clinical Nurses.  Descriptive, Qualitative Design.  Role:  Principal Investigator.

Tyndall, D. E. & Scott, E. S.  (2015).  Scholarly Writing Development of the RN/BSN Student.  Descriptive, Qualitative Design.  Role:  Principal Investigator.

Tyndall, D. E. & Larson, K.  (2014).  Exploring the Influence of Cultural Immersion on Nursing Practice.  Descriptive, Qualitative Design.  Role:  Co-Investigator

Courses Taught

NURS 8205:  Nursing Scholarship & Discovery I

Writing Intensive Courses:  RN to BSN Curriculum

Dissertation Committees

DNP Project Committees

Special Assignments/Faculty Development

Writing Across the Curriculum Activities

University Writing Liaison:  CON Representative     

Writing Across the Curriculum Academy                                                          

Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Academy

Metacognition & Writing Improvement Workshop Series

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP):  Writing Outcomes Assessment Reviewer                                         

Service

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Dr. Tyndall facilitates a partnership between ECU College of Nursing and Wells Elementary School in Wilson, North Carolina.  This partnership began in Fall 2013 and provides a service learning experience for both elementary school students and nursing students.  This global health project has resulted in the collection of over 5,000 donations used for health education, or charlas, for children in  Guatemala.  To learn more about this project, click the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psXAlPSo2_g&feature=youtu.bee

Honors and Awards

Awards

2016  Phyllis N. Horns Outstanding Doctoral Student Award                                                         

2016  Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Nu Chapter Outstanding Mentor Award 

2015:  Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Nu Chapter Research Grant

Honors

2015,2016  Servire Society; East Carolina University                                                                               

2015  Writing Across the Curriculum Academy; East Carolina University                                      

2015  Writing Across the Curriculum Advanced Academy; East Carolina University