Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.S.N., Parent-Child Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist, Northern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., Georgia Southern University
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Iowa
  • A.D.N., Northern Iowa Area Community College

 

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Community and Public Health Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, National Education Committee, Secretary, Appointed, 2010-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter, Secretary, Elected, 2009-present
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado (PHNAC)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)

 

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Nursing-sensitive outcomes
  • Health promotion/illness prevention in older adults
  • Community/public health
Recent Publications

Ernst, D, Berg, B (2016).Coordinating a health care clinical experience for online students: A case study in best practices for distance education. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 Chesapeake, VA. 217-218.

Recent Presentations

Ernst, D., Berg, B. Coordinating a Masters in Nursing Clinical Experience for Online Students: An Innovative Teaching Strategy. Regis University URSC Symposium, Denver, CO.  Poster presentation.  April 7, 2016.

Ernst, D., Berg, B. Coordinating a Health Care Clinical Experience for Online Students: A Case Study in Best Practices for Distance Education.. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference 2016, Savannah, GA.  Podium Presentation. March 21-26, 2016.

Ernst, D., Berg, B. Coordinating a Masters in Nursing Clinical Experience for Online Students: An Innovative Teaching Strategy. 2016 AACN Master’s Education Conference, Houston, TX.  Poster Presentation. February 25-27, 2016.

Coast M, Ernst D, Carlson R. Preparing the Future Graduate Public Health Nurse for Excellence in Population Care and Advocacy in the Context of Health Care Reform. Colorado Public Health Association Annual Spring Conference, Blackhawk, CO: Poster. March 5-6, 2015.

Ernst, D. Innovative Teaching Strategies on the ACHNE Website. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC. Platform. June 8, 2013.

Ernst, D.  The Scholarship of Teaching and the ACHNE Innovative Teaching Strategies Website. Plenary session with team at the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Conference, Portland, OR. June 7, 2012.

Callen, B., Block, D., Joyce, B., Little, B., Ernst, D., Drake, MA, Vandenhouten, C. Plenary Session: Innovative Strategies for Teaching the Essentials, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute, Chicago, IL. June 10, 2011.

Ernst, D. Effectiveness of Health Promotion Nursing Clinics for Community-dwelling Older Adults, poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. October 31, 2011.

Ernst, D. Innovative Teaching Strategies for Teaching the BSN Essentials, team podium presentation at the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute, Chicago, IL. June 10, 2011.

Awards & Recognition