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 & Scholarship

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Ernst, D. (2010). Audio-enhanced PowerPoint Presentation on Public Health Nursing, Innovative Teaching Strategies Website, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, www.achne.org.

Recent Presentations

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.

Ernst, D. Leadership and Management Role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Care of Older Persons in the USA podium presentation at the Fourth European Nursing Congress: Older Person, The Future of Care. Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 6, 2010.

 

Awards & Recognition