Nadira Dhanaswar, D.N.P., M.S.N., C.C.R.N., C.N.R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Dhanaswar's aim is to mentor nursing students to develop a passion to provide individualized patient care, based on patient and family preferences without violating protocols and guidelines. She strives to integrate classroom materials in the clinical...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

D.N.P., Organization and Systems Leadership, University of Southern Indiana, 2015

M.S.N., Nursing Education, University of Iowa, 2011

B.S.N., Nursing, Mercy College of Health Sciences, 2007

A.S.N., Nursing, Des Moines Area Community College, 1998

Licensure/Certifications

  • State of Washington Registered Nurse Licensure, current
  • American Heart Association, BLS Provider, 1995 to present
  • State of Iowa Registered Nurse Licensure, 1997 to present
  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (C.N.R.N.), 2001 to present
  • American Heart Association, ACLS Provider, 2007 to present
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (T.N.C.C.), 2008 to 2012
  • Adult Critical-Care Nursing (C.C.R.N.), 2009 to present

Courses Taught

NURS 100: Nursing Perspectives

NURS 317: Complexity of Healthcare Systems

NURS 351: Principles of Care of Individuals and Families Within Healthcare Organizations

NURS 357: Complexity in Healthcare Organizations

NURS 492: Independent Study/Practicum II

DNAP 740: Quality Improvement, Information Management, and Leadership in Healthcare

NURS 740: Quality Improvement, Information Management, and Leadership in Healthcare


Dr. Dhanaswar's aim is to mentor nursing students to develop a passion to provide individualized patient care, based on patient and family preferences without violating protocols and guidelines. She strives to integrate classroom materials in the clinical setting and vice versa. She shares personal current clinical practice experiences to clarify concepts and processes.

Dr. Dhanaswar incorporates emerging technologies and active learning strategies into lectures as appropriate to enhance learning, as she support students in becoming life-long learners.

  • Manuscript submitted for publication March, 2017
  • Manuscript preparation for publication by December 31, 2016
  • Performed a peer review of a research article for the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, fall 2016
  • Collaborative Research for Community Health. November 14. Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Chi-at-Large Chapter, October 2016, Poster Presentation at the Induction and Research Meeting, Bozarth Mansion, Spokane, WA
  • Principle Investigator, Handoff Communication: Nurse-to-Nurse Bedside Change of Shift Report, 2015
  • Co-Presented on test item development. February 2015. Mercy College of Health Sciences. IA.
  • Presented DNP Project. April 2015. University of Southern Indiana Conference. IN
  • Thesis, Traditional Approaches Versus Simulation in Nursing Education, 2011
  • Developed, Family Presence During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, 2009