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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Rita D'Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP

RitaD'Aoust
  • Assoc Dean, College Of Nursing
  • Assoc Professor & Assoc Dean, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Dr. D’Aoust is a nationally recognized educator and researcher in nursing education and simulation. Her clinical research focuses on caregiver stress, cardiovascular reactivity, and poor health outcomes.

Education

  • PhD, Teaching and Curriculum, University Of Rochester, 2007
  • PMC, Adult Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2006
  • PMC, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1999
  • MS, Medical Surgical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1984
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1976

Research Interests

  • Dementia Caregiver Stress, Sleep, Depressive Symptoms, and Cardiovascular Reactivity
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Simulation and technology mediated learning and development of competence in education
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Selected Publications

  • D'Aoust, R. & Simmons, L. Examining the relationship between professional role development, critical thinking, and nursing performance in an accelerated nursing program Manuscript submitted for publication. , 2009.
  • D'Aoust, R., Martina, C., Wall, A., & Ward, D. Interdisciplinary clinical education In N. Ard & T. Valiga (Eds.). Clinical Nursing Education: Current Reflections. : 165-179, 2009.
  • D'Aoust, R. Evaluation of advanced point of care technology in nursing education Tech. Rep. No. 6. New York: University of Rochester School of Nursing Center for Simulation and Education Technology. , 2009.
  • Grace, J., & D'Aoust, R. Evidence based program requirements: Evaluation of statistics as a required course Nursing Education Perspectives. 1(27) : 28-33, 2006.

Grants

  • VETERANS TO BSN PROGRAM (Order Total: 349773, 9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM)
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE (Order Total: 251861, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE (Order Total: 253715, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • PRE-ENTRY IMMERSION PROGRAM (Order Total: 5200, 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • ADVANCED EDUCATION NURSING TRAINEESHIP (AENT) (Order Total: 122108, 7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE (Order Total: 270936, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • ACCELERATED NURSING STUDENTS CREATING HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENTS AND EXCELLENCE VIA EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS (ACHIEVE) (Order Total: 50000, 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • VA NURSING ACADEMY (VANA) SUBCONTRACT/IPA WITH VA (Order Total: 69562, 1/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE (Order Total: 265987, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)