WellStar School of Nursing


V. Doreen Wagner

Associate Professor

HS 3122

Phone: 770-499-3512

Email: vwagner3@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

PhD

Nursing Science

University of South Florida

2007

  MSN Adult Health Georgia State University 1993
  ASN Nursing Tallahassee Community College 1984

 

Certification (s)

 

  CNOR - Certification in Perioperative Nursing Practice

 

   

Professional Experience

 

 

2007 to present

Assistant Professor, Adult Health Nursing, WellStar School of Nursing Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

  2002 to 2006

Assistant Professor, Adult Health Nursing, Department of Nursing
North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA

Clinical Faculty

  1999 to 2000 Assistant Professor, Adult Health Nursing, Department of Nursing,
Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA
  1993 to 1999

Instructor, Adult Health Nursing, Department of Nursing, Georgia

Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA (formerly Dekalb College) 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2000 to 2002

Patient Safety Systems Coordinator/Risk Management
 Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA

  1991-1994

Administrative Nursing Supervisor
Dunwoody Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

  1988 to 1991

Surgical Services Staff Development Instructor
Dunwoody Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

  1987 to 1988

Perioperative and Medical/Surgical Staff Nurse
Shallowford Hospital, Atlanta, GA           

  1985 to 1987

Perioperative Staff Nurse/ Surgical Charge Nurse
Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 

  1984 to 1985

Surgical Staff Nurse

Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Recent Publications in Professional Journals

  • Jevitt, C.M., Groer, M.W., Crist, N.F., Gonzalez, L., Wagner, V.D. (2012). Postpartum stressors:  a content analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 33(5), p. 309-18.
  • Fred, C., Ford, S., Wagner, V.D., & Van Brackle, L. (2012) Intra-operatively acquired pressure ulcers and perioperative normothermia: a look at relationships.  AORN Journal.  (In Press)  September 2012:  Ref. No.: AORN-D-11-00173R1
  • Wagner, V.D. (2010). A Patient Safety Chiller: Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia. AORN Journal. 92(5), p. 567-71.
  • Wagner, V.D. (2006). Unplanned perioperative hypothermia and surgical complications:  Evidence for prevention.  Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 1(3), p. 267-281.
  • Wagner, V.D., Byrne, M. & Kolcaba, K. (2006). The effects of comfort warming in preoperative patients. AORN Journal, 84(3), 427-448.
  • Wagner, V.D. (2006). Unplanned perioperative hypothermia. AORN Journal, 83(2), p. 470-476.

Chapters in Textbooks

  • Wagner, V. D. (2010). Normothermia Management: Prevention of Harm from Perioperative Hypothermia.  In D. S. Watson, Perioperative Safety. St. Louis, MO.  Mosby/Elsevier, Unit II, Chapter 15, p. 179-194.

  • Wagner, V. D. (2007).The Surgical Client.  In H. Harkreader, M.A. Hogan, & M. Thobaben (3rd Ed.), Fundamentals of Nursing: Caring and Clinical Judgment. Philadelphia, PA:  W.B. Saunders Company, Chapter 50, p. 1271-1310.

Professional Action Report Presentations

  • Wagner, V.D. (2010).  ANA House of Delegates Action Reports:  Safety and Effectiveness of Reprocessed Single Use Devices in Healthcare. Georgia Nursing. 70(3), p.9.
  • Wagner, V.D. (2010). ANA House of Delegates Action Reports:  Social Networking and the Nurse. Georgia Nursing. 70(3), p.10.

 

Professional Action Report Presentations

 

International/National/Regional

  • Wagner, V.D. (2010)  Perioperative Nursing as a Career Choice. Georgia Association of Nursing Students, GANS Annual Conference, Columbus, GA.  (Podium)
  • Fred, C., Ford, S., Wagner V. D., Lewis VanBrackle. (2010).  Intraoperatively Acquired Pressure Ulcers and Hypothermia: A Preliminary Look at Relationship. Southern Nursing Research Society, Regional Annual Conference Jacksonville, Florida. (Poster)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2009).  Perioperative Nursing as a Career Choice. Georgia Association of Nursing Students, GANS Annual Conference, Columbus, GA. (Podium)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2009).  Effect of a Preoperative Warming Intervention on the Acute Phase Response of Surgical Stress.  Southern Nursing Research Society, Regional Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (Podium)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2008). The Effect of a Preoperative Warming Intervention on the Acute Phase Response of Surgical Stress. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society International Annual Conference - Madison, Wisconsin. (Poster)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2007) Hypothermia and Surgical Complications:  Evidence for Prevention Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, 54th Annual AORN Congress, Orlando, FL. (Podium)

Local

  • Wagner, VD. (2010) The Wellness Divide:  Global Consumption of Healthcare and Fitness KSU Business, Culture, and Society Symposium Series. (Podium)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2009).  Perioperative Hypothermia: Management Challenges Interdisciplinary Surgical Services Meeting, Atlanta Medical Center, Surgical Services Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (Podium)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2009).  Effect of a Warming Intervention on Surgical Stress Georgia Nurses Association, NW Metro Chapter, Marietta, GA. (Podium)
  • Wagner, V.D. (2007). Effect of a Preop Warming Intervention on the Acute Phase Response of Surgical Stress. NW Georgia AORN Chapter, Marietta, GA. (Podium)

Current Research Projects

 

  • Wagner, V.D. SALT Project:  Launching Research Activities in a New Psychoneuroimmunolgy Laboratory. Funding received for 100 hours ($800) of student assistance – SALT Program, Student Success, Fall 2011 through Summer 2012.
  • Wagner, V. D. & Pearcey, S.  Salivary Biomarkers of Stress in Student Nurses Engaged in Pass/Fail Simulated Clinical Skills Performances. Received $7988 CETL FY 2013 Incentive Funding Awards for Scholarship & Creative Activity.
  • Tebbe, S., Schultz, A., Wagner, V. D., & Van Brackle, L. The Effects of Time to Target Temperature and other Co-variants of Hypothermia Treatment on Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest Patients.  WellStar Health System – Kennestone Hospital.

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Psychoneuroimmunology
Stress in Nursing Students
Thermoregulation and Surgical Stress
Therapeutic Hypothermia in Cardiac Arrest Patients

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

NURS 3313

Adult Health
  NURS 4417 Advanced Clinical Practicum
  BIOL 3317 Pathophysiology
  NURS 4490 Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind-Body Pathways