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Jennifer Graber

Instructor, School of Nursing
McDowell Hall
302-831-2972
jgraber@udel.edu

Research Interests

Psychiatric mental health care

Education

  • EdD: Delaware State University, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Expected September 2013
  • LNC: Kaplan College for Professional Studies, Legal Nurse Consultant Diploma, May 2002
  • MSN: University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing/ Adult & Special Populations, August 1999
  • BSN: University of Delaware, Minors in Biological Sciences and Psychology, May 1998

Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Delaware
  • Registered Nurse – Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Mental Health - ANCC

Courses

  • NURS 354
  • NUR 459

Grants

  • 2013 Faculty Innovation Grant – Facilitating Nursing Students' Skill in Therapeutic Communication with Mental Health Patients. Office of the President, Delaware Technical Community College. $1,300.
  • 2010 Faculty Innovation Grant – Community Mental Health Fair for College Students. Office of the President, Delaware Technical Community College. $1,500.

Publications

Graber, J.S. (2012). Incorporating a Simulated Psychosis Laboratory Experience into a Community College Psychiatric Nursing Course. DNA Reporter, 37(3). Iowa, Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Recent Presentations

  • 2013, January. Incorporating a Simulated Psychosis Laboratory Experience into a Community College Psychiatric Nursing Course. Poster session presented at the Elsevier Nursing Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Graber, J.S., Hamilton, M.L., Blackman, B., & Kopishke, L.
  • 2012, September. Beta Xi Chapter Mentors Through a Leadership Intern Program. Poster session presented at STTI, Leadership Forum, Indianapolis, IN. Saylor, J., Diefenbeck, C., Herrman, J., & Graber, J.
  • 2012, September. Beyond the Research Grant: Supporting Nursing Research Through Collaborative Partnerships. Poster session presented at STTI, Leadership Forum, Indianapolis, IN. Diefenbeck, C., Polek, C., Herrman, J., & Graber, J.
  • 2012, April. Incorporating a Simulated Psychosis Laboratory Experience into a Community College Psychiatric Nursing Course. Poster session presented at the annual Delaware Nurses Association Research Conference, Wilmington, DE. Graber, J.S., Hamilton, M.L., Blackman, B., & Kopishke, L.
  • 2011, November. Incorporating a Simulated Psychosis Laboratory Experience into a Community College Psychiatric Nursing Course. Poster session presented at 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference, CCHS, Newark, DE. Graber, J.S., Hamilton, M.L., Blackman, B., & Kopishke, L.
  • 2010, April. Smoking and Addictive Behaviors. Session presented at the American Lung Association Conference, Tobacco 101: New Thinking New Trends, Dover, DE. Graber, J.S.

Awards

  • 2013 – Excellence in Teaching, Delaware Technical Community College
  • 2003 - Nominee, Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
  • 2003 - Excellence in Nursing Professionalism from DHSS/ DPC

Professional Activities

  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Beta Xi Chapter, University of Delaware, President-Elect (2012-present)
  • Delaware Student Nurses Association, State of Delaware, faculty advisor (2012-present)
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, Delaware State University, member (2011-present)
  • Student Nurses Association, Delaware Technical Community College, faculty advisor (2008-present)
  • Mardi Gras Scholarship Fundraiser Committee, Delaware Technical Community College krewe member (2008-present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Beta Xi Chapter, University of Delaware, secretary (2008-2012)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Beta Xi Chapter, University of Delaware, member (2006-present)
  • Executive Board, Leads School of Technology, vice-chair (2006-2009)
  • National League for Nursing, member (2003-present)
  • Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society, member (2002-present)
  • American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association, member (2001-present)
  • American Nurses’ Association, member (2000-present)
  • Delaware Nurses’ Association, member (2000-present)
  • Advanced Practice Nurses’ Association, member (2000-present)
  • Philadelphia Behavioral Therapist Association, member (1998-present)
  • American Association of Legal Nurse consultants, member (1998- 2005)

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