Education

DNP, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MSN, Health Promotion and Development Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BSN, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Research

  • How to Give Devastating News: Simulating the Experience with Family Nurse Practitioner Students Using the SPIKES Criteria, 2018
  • Student Self-Evaluation and Self-Efficacy Using Video Debriefing, and Physical Assessment Evaluative Rubrics with Standardized Patient Simulation for High Stakes Testing: A Comparative Mixed Method Design within a Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2017
  • Women’s Health Beliefs about Pap-smears: Is Self-Sampling an Acceptable Alternative for the Under-screened – A Look at Puerto Rico, 2014
  • The Effect of Protective Restraining Devices on the Self-Esteem, Psychological Distress and Independent Function of Medically and Psychiatrically Ill Institutionalized Elderly, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Factors Influencing Length of Stay in a Tertiary Care Facility as Examined on Exit Interview, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1987

Publications

  • Mitchum, D., “Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care,” chapters 4, 8, 12 and 15, Advanced Practice Education Associates, 2020 
  • Webb (Mitchum), D., Tour, C. Hurt, R., Van Kammen, D., “Recognizing Excellence: Giving Your AWE,” Journal of Nursing Administration, 1992
  • Tour, C., Webb (Mitchum), D., “Walk for Life,” VA Practitioner, 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Carlow University President’s Excellence Fund for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for “2020 Vision for Uganda: Improving access to health care for vulnerable children,” 2020
  • Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Honoree, 2018
  • Carlow Mission Moment Faculty Leadership Award, Carlow Board of Trustees, 2018
  • Best Poster Presentation for Innovative Practice – Narrative Health Care, Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, 2013
  • Cameo of Caring Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
  • Federal Woman of the Year, Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board, 2008
  • Veterans Administration Heart and Hands Award for Outstanding Clinician, 1992
  • Person of Distinction, Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board, 1991
  • Federal Women’s Program Excalibur Award, 1990

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Chapter
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health
  • International Society for Women’s Sexual Health
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