Salisbury

Nursing Department Faculty

   

Debra Webster EDd, RN, BC, CNE

Office: Devilbiss Hall Office 235
Telephone: 410-543-6407
Fax: 410-548-3313
Email: dawebster@salisbury.edu

Positions Held

  • SU Department of Nursing: Associate Professor and Associate Chair - August 3013- Present
  • SU Department of Nursing: Assistant Professor and Associate Chair - January 2009 - July 2013
  • SU Department of Nursing: Assistant Professor - August 2008 - January 2009
  • SU Department of Nursing: Instructor - August 2000 - December 2005
  • Dorchester County Health Department:  HIV Case Manager - 2004 - 2005
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center:  Psychiatric Staff Nurse - 2004
  • Wor-Wic Community College:  Clinical Instructor Psychiatric Nursing - 1993
  • Chesapeake Youth Center:  Assistant Administrator for Clinical Services/Director of Nursing/Staff RN - 1989 - 2004
  • Eastern Shore Hospital Center:  Psychiatric Staff RN - 1984 - 1989

Honors, Memberships, and Certifications

  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) - April 2013 - Present
  • National League for Nursing: Certification as Nurse Educator - July 2009 - Present
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center:  Board Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 1991 - Present
  • American Nurses Association - September 2005 - Present
  • Maryland Nurses Association - August 2005 - Present
  • Maryland Nurses Association Delegate to District 4 - January 2007 - Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society Lambda Eta Chapter - 1992 - Present

Professional Appointments

  • Partners in Nursing:  Faculty Mentor - February 2007 - Present
     

Grants

  • MHEC - NSPII Grant - to develop faculty toolkits for psychiatric mental health nursing ($299, 983)

Sample of Recent Presentations

  • Patient and Family Centered Care: A Standardized Patient Experience in the Mental Health Setting.  Podium Presentation at QSEN Conference in Atlanta, GA.  May 2013.

  • Patient-Centered Care: A Standardized Patient Experience in Mental Health. Poster presentation at University of Maryland Nurse Educators Conference in Baltimore, MD.  April 2013.

  • Integrating Quality Improvement Content Throughout the Curriculum (Podium Presentation with Dr. Dorothea McDowell) at QSEN Conference in Tucson, AZ.  May 2012.

  •  Psychiatric Nursing Research: Using Standardized Patients to Teach Communication Skills (with Dr. Laurie Rockelli) at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Conference in Nashville, TN. June 2011

  • Guided Reflection and Creativity: Helping Students to Provide Empathetic Care for Individuals with Mental Illness. Podium Presentation: Maryland Nurses Association Annual Conference in Annapolis, MD. October 2010.

  • Using Guided Reflection and Creativity to Promote Student Learning in a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Course - Podium Presentation at Drexel University Nursing Education Institute Conference in Arlington, Virginia.  June 2009.

  • Changing Perceptions of Mental Illness:  A Mixed-Method Study - Poster Presentation at Drexel University Nursing Education Institute Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  June 2008.
     
  • Using Creative Arts to Enhance Student Empathy and Understanding of Mental Illness, Poster Presentation Drexel Nursing Education Institute in Miami, Florida - June 200

    Recent Publications

      • Webster, D. and DiBartolo, M. (2014). Using a Standardized Patient Learning Activity to Teach Baccalaureate Nursing Students About Dementia Care. Nurse Educator, 39 (3), 103-104.

      • Webster, D. (2014).  Using Standardized Patients to Effectively Teach Communication in Psychiatric Nursing. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10 (2), 81-86
      • Webster, D. (2013). Promoting Communication and Patient-Centered Care Using Standardized Patients. Journal of Nursing Education. 52 (11), 645-648.
      • Brown, V., Jarosinski, J., Webster, D., Reid, T., and McDowell, D. (2013).  The Collaborative Panel: Fostering a Climate for Multidisciplinary Care. Nurse Educator, 38 (2), 52-53.
      • Webster, D., Seldomridge, L. & Rockelli, L. (2012). Making it real: Using standardized patients to bring case studies to life. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50(5), 36-41.
      •  Webster, D. (2010). Promoting empathy through a creative reflective teaching strategy: A mixed-method study. Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (2), 87-94.
      • Webster, D. (2009). Addressing nursing students' stigmatizing beliefs toward mental illness. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 47(10), 33-44.

      Institutions Attended

      • 2005 - 2008 - Wilmington University - EdD in Organizational Leadership
      • 1994 - Salisbury State University  - Master of Science - Nursing Administration
      • 1988 - Salisbury State University - Bachelor of Science - Nursing
      • 1987 - Wor-Wic Community College - Associate of Arts - Nursing
      • 1984 - Eastern Shore Hospital Center School of Practical Nursing - Diploma Practical Nursing

      Dissertation: Promoting Empathy Using a Creative Reflective Experience in Psychiatric Nursing
      Thesis: 
      Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Nursing

      Areas of Interest

      • Mental Health
      • Leadership
      • Nursing Management
      • Empathy
      • Creative Reflective Experiences
      • Teaching Methods
      • Standardized Patients to Teach Communication in Mental Health Nursing