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Nancy Blasdell

Fogarty Life Science (FLS) 220
(401) 456-9827

Academic Background

A.D.N. Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia
B.S.N. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
M.S.N. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing

Courses Taught

NURS 222 Professional Nursing I
NURS 342 Adult Health Nursing I
NURS 372 Adult Health II
NURS 374 Contemporary Professional Nurs
NURS 375 Transition to Prof Practice
NURS 504 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 510 Acute Care/Critical Care I


Blasdell, N., (2015) The evolution of spirituality in the nursing literature, International Journal of Caring Sciences, 8, 3, 756-764.

Blasdell, N. (2013) Women Veterans and Heart Disease, American Heart Association, Connections, Winter, 2013, 10 (4), 25.

Blasdell, N. (In press) The Evolution of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association, Connections.


Oral Presentations

Murphy, J., Blasdell, N., Interprofessional education: cultivating relationships through learning ABOUT, FROM, and WITH one another, VA Nursing Academic Partnerships (VANAP), 2014 Conference: Transforming the Workforce, St. Louis, MO,
March 12-13, 2014.

DeMasi, K., Blasdell, N., RN Residency Programs: Current Trends and Future Developments, Rhode Island College Faculty Dining Center, Providence, RI May 3, 2013.

D’Eramo, A., DeMasi, K. & Blasdell, N. Nurse Residency Programs: Partnerships Between Healthcare Organizations and Schools of Nursing, QSEN National Forum, Tucson, AZ, May 30-June 2, 2012.

Poster Presentations

Murphy, J., Blasdell, N., Integrating the interprofessional education collaborative core competencies using patient safety focused simulations, VA Nursing Academic partnerships (VANAP) 2014 Conference, Transforming the Workforce, March 12-13, 2014, St. Louis, MO.

Blasdell, N., DeMasi, K., D’Eramo, A., Shaw, S. Making the Difference in RN Transition to Practice, 21st Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 29-31 2013, North Falmouth, MA.

Blasdell, N. Finding the Soul of Spirituality Through Qualitative Inquiry, 19th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators: Transformation of Nursing Education and Practice: Beyond the Horizon, Hyannis, MA. June 1-3, 2011.

Areas of Interest

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Spirituality, Caring, Qualitative Methods ​​​​

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