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Ann Phalen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Ann Phalen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Contact Dr. Phalen

901 Walnut Street
Suite 803
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-7794
(215) 503-0376 fax

Education

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 2003
Post Master Certificate, NNP, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
MSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1984
BSN, College Misericordia, 1977

Certification

National Certification Corporation (NCC), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC)

University Appointment

Interim Dean
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

NIRS Technology in Neonates
Breastfeeding and the Premature Neonate
Evidence-based Practice in Neonatal Nursing

Professional Memberships

2014-2018, Chairperson, NANN Research Committee
2009-Present  Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Division of NANN
2009-Present  Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
2006-2008, President Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN); 2008, Past President; 2005-2006, President Elect
2002-Present  Member, Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN)
2002-Present  Member, Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN)Sigma Thata Tau, Xi Chapter- Inducted 1985
1984-Present  Member, AWHONN
1984-Present  Member, NANN, National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Professional Activities

2010-Present, Grant Reviewer, Foundation of Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE)
2006-Present, Peer Reviewer for Advances in Neonatal Care

Presentations (Selected)

Gibbons Phalen, A.  Presentation (Podium): Glucose Homeostasis in the Neonate: A Neuroprotective Strategy, DVANN Winter Meeting, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, January 29, 2013.

Gibbons Phalen, A.  Presentation (Podium): Glucose Homeostasis in the Neonate: A Neuroprotective Strategy (Concurrent Session), NANN 28th Annual Educational Conference, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, October 17-20, 2012.

Phalen, A. & Rubarth, L.  Presentation (Podium): Evidence-Based Practice: Defining the Problem and Implementing a Literature Search on the Web (Preconference), NANN 27th Annual Educational Conference, Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, September 14-17, 2011.

Rubarth, L. & Phalen, A.  Presentation (Podium): How to Interpret a Research Article: Samples and Examples (In-Depth Symposium), NANN 27th Annual Educational Conference, Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, September 14-17, 2011.

Gibbons Phalen, A.  Presentation (Podium): Integrating Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research in Clinical Teaching, 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference, John Ammon Education Center, Christiana Care Health System,  Newark, Delaware, November 5, 2010

Gibbons Phalen, A.  Research Presentation (Podium): Implementation of the AAP Recommendations to Reduce SIDS Risk in NICUs: An Evaluation of Nursing Knowledge and Practice, 5th Annual NANN Research Summit, Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 6-8, 2010

Gibbons Phalen, A.  Fifth Annual National Patient Safety Conference: Partnerships in Patient Safety: Sharing the Evidence in Patient Safety and Quality.  Inn of Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 28-29, 2008

Research Grants

2014-Present, Principal Investigator, “Cerebral and Splanchnic Oxygenation in Premature Neonates Concomitant with Nasogastric Feedings”, National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
2010-2013, Co-Investigator, “Understanding the Student Experience of DNP Graduates from and Online Distance Education Program”, Jefferson College of Nursing
1999- 2001, Principal Investigator, "Measuring Human Milk Intake in Preterm Infants: Correlation of the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS) and Test Weighing”, Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE) 

Publications

Lyons, M.G. & Phalen, A.  (July/August 2014).  A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Flushing Protocols in Homecare Patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.  Journal of Infusion Nursing, 37(4), 270-281.

D’Agostino, JA. Gerdes, M., Hoffman, C., Manning, ML., Phalen, A. & Berbaum, J.  (May/June 2013).  Provider use of corrected age during health supervision visits for premature infants.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(3), 172-179.  First published online (2011).

Lyons, M.G. & Phalen A.G.  (2012, September/October).  An Evidentiary Review of Flushing Protocols in Home Care Patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.  INFUSION, 18(5), 32-44.

Cordaro, T., Gibbons Phalen, A. & Zukowsky, K.  (June 2012).  Hypothermia and occlusive skin wraps in the low birth weight premature infant: An evidentiary review.  Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(2), 78-85.

Phalen, A.G.  (2012).  Commentary on educational outcomes associated with providing comprehensive guidelines program about nursing care of preterm neonates receiving total parenteral nutrition. Clinical Nursing Research, 21(2), 159-163.

Gibbons Phalen, A., Kirkby, S., & Dysart, K.  (April/June 2012).  The 5-minute Apgar score, survival and short term outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants.  The Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing, 26(2), 166-171, Doi: 1097/JPN.obo13e31825277e9

Lauver, L., & Gibbons Phalen, A.  (January/February 2012).  An example of a statistics course in a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program.  Nurse Educator, 37(1), 36-41.

Gibbons Phalen, A., & Schwoebel, A.  (2011).  Glucose homeostasis in the neonate: Protection against cerebral injury.  Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 11(3), 160-166.

Grazel, R., Gibbons Phalen, A., Polomano, R. (2010).  Implementation of the AAP recommendations to reduce SIDS risk in NICUs: An evaluation of nursing knowledge and practice.  Advances in Neonatal Care,10(6), 332-342.

Brooten, D., Kumar, S., Brown, L., Butts, P., Finkler, S. Sachs, S., Gibbons, A., Delivoria- Papadopoulos, M. (1986).  A randomized clinical trial of early hospital discharge and home follow up of very low birthweight infants.  New England Journal of Medicine, 315(15), 934-939.

Awards & Honors

2016, Wharton Executive Leadership Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
2016, Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, Jefferson College of Nursing
2014, Excellence in Teaching Award for the DNP Program, Jefferson College of Nursing
2012, Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
2006, People to People International: Child Health Delegation to Russia 

Publications