Nursing Faculty & Staff

Louise Fura, DNP, RN, CRNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Educational Background 

  • Case Western Reserve University
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Cleveland, OH
    Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Master of Science Degree in Nursing
    Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

Areas of Interest

  • Primary Care Adult Health
  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses
  • Gerontologic Nursing


Research

  • April 2013 “The Impact of a Clinical Safety Educational Strategy on Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Patient Safety and Systems Thinking”                                                                                                                                                              
  • April 2012 “The Effect of a Quality and Safety Campus Clinical Activity on Nursing Students’ Understanding of Causes of Medical Error and Accountability”                                                 \
  • August 2011 “An Online Approach to Orienting Clinical Nursing Faculty in Baccalaureate Nursing Education”


Professional Affiliations

  • Certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from 1987 to present
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  • Pennsylvania League for Nursing
  • The National League for Nursing
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
    • Member:  Mu Omicron
    • Member and Faculty Counselor:  Upsilon Zeta Chapter

Courses Taught

  • NUR 205 Foundations of Professional Nursing II (Course Coordinator)
  • NUR 220 Nursing in Health and Illness I: Adult Medical-Surgical Clients (Course Coordinator)
  • NUR 311 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 316 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan - Online Blended Format, Course Leader: RN to BSN Completion Program
  • NUR 408  Introduction to Research Methods
  • NUR 412  Family and Community Nursing
  • Course Leader: RN to BSN Completion Program


Professional Podium and Poster Presentations                       

  • May 2015. “The Impact of a Clinical Safety Educational Strategy on Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Patient Safety and Systems Thinking” The 2015 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum San Diego, CA (Podium Presentation - National)
  • November 2014. “The Impact of a Clinical Safety Educational Strategy on Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Patient Safety and Systems Thinking” Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Zeta Chapter and Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Reading, PA (Podium Presentation - Regional)    
  • July 2014.  “The Impact of a Clinical Safety Educational Strategy on Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Patient Safety and Systems Thinking” Case Western Reserve University, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH (Podium-Doctoral Defense) 
  • June 2013.  “The Effect of a Quality and Safety Campus Clinical Activity on Nursing Students’ Understanding of Causes of Medical Error and Accountability”, The 2013 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Atlanta, GA (Poster Presentation - National)
  • October 2012.  “The Effect of a Quality and Safety Campus Clinical Activity on Nursing Students’ Understanding of Causes of Medical Error and Accountability”, Berks Regional Nursing Research Alliance; Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Best Practice Symposium, Reading, PA (Poster Presentation - Regional)
  • November 2010. “Strategies for Integrating Safety Standards and Competencies in Clinical Objectives for a Nursing Fundamentals Course”, The 7th Annual National Patient Safety Conference: Transforming the Healthcare Experience:  Advancing Patient and Family Centered Care University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Poster Presentation - Regional)
  • October 2010.  “Strategies for Integrating Safety Standards and Competencies in Clinical Objectives for a Nursing Fundamentals Course”, Berks Regional Nursing Research Alliance; Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Best Practice Symposium, Reading, PA (Poster Presentation - Regional)
  • June 2010. “Strategies for Integrating Safety Standards and Competencies in Clinical Objectives for a Nursing Fundamentals Course”, 2010 Quality & Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Denver, CO (Poster Presentation - National)

Publications

  • Fura, L.A., & Symanski, M.A. (September 2014).  An Online Approach to Orienting Clinical Nursing Faculty in Baccalaureate Nursing Education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35 (5), 324-326.  doi:10.5480/12-868.1
  • Fura, L. A. (2014).  The Impact of a Clinical Safety Educational Strategy on Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Patient Safety and Systems Thinking (Doctoral dissertation). Published in OhioLink, July 2014
  • Fura, L. A., & Rothenberger, C. D. (2014). Integrating National Patient Safety Initiatives Into Prelicensure Clinical Learning. Journal Of Nursing Education, 53(6), 363-364. doi:10.3928/01484834-20140521-12
  • Fura, L. A., & Rothenberger, C. D. (2013). National Patient Safety Goals in Acute Care - Teaching Strategy, Published: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses-National Website http://qsen.org/teaching-strategies/

Contact Information

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Louise Fura, DNP, RN, CRNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing

     Bernardine Hall, Room 116B
     Phone: 610.790.1966
     louise.fura@alvernia.edu




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