Office: Devilbiss Hall – Office 204
Nursing informatics, using computer technology in nursing education
Clinical nursing practice, adult acute care
Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Nursing
M.S., University of Maryland
B.S.N., University of Virginia
Director, Nursing Computer Lab
Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Utberg, C. & Winter, D.M. (2014). Code ICE: Therapeutic hypothermia, lowering a patient's body temperature following resuscitation from cardiac arrest decreases brain ischemia and improves outcomes. ADVANCE for Nurses, April 4, 2014.
Brown, V., Jaronski, J., Webster, D., Reid, T. & McDowell, D. (2013). The collaborative panel: Fostering a climate for multidisciplinary care. Nurse Educator, 38, 54-55.
Campbell, C., & McDowell, D. (2011). Computer Literacy of Nurses in a Community Hospital: Where Are We Today? Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42, 265-270
Sebach, A., & McDowell, D. (2012). Developing a Tissue Donation Advocacy Program in a Rural Emergency Department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38, 63-68.
McDowell, D.E., Dillon, T.W., & Lending, D. (2008). Perceived quality benefits influenced by usefulness and documentation accuracy of information systems. CIN: Computers, Information, Nursing. Vol. 26, No. 6, 350-357.
McDowell, D.E., Dillon, T.W., & Lending, D. (2008). Perceived quality benefits influenced by usefulness and documentation accuracy of information systems. CIN: Computers, Information, Nursing, 26, 350-357
McDowell, D.E., and Ma, Xiping. (2007). Computer Literacy in Baccalaureate Nursing Students during the Last 8 Years. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Vol. 25, No. 1: 30-36.
Dillon,T., McDowell, D., Salimian, F. & Conklin, D. (1998). Perceived Ease of Use and Usefulness of Bedside Computer Systems. Computers in Nursing 16,(3), 151-156.
Dillon, T., McDowell, D., Norcio, A., & DeHaemer, M.(1994). Nursing Acceptance of a Speech-Input Interface: A Preliminary Investigation. Computers in Nursing,12(6), 264-271.
McDowell, D. (1983). The special needs of the older colostomy patient. Journal of Gerontological Nursing,9, 294-296.
Mills, M.E. & McDowell, D.E. (2006) “Academic Programs” in Online Health Sciences Education: Development and Implementation, N. Jairath & M. E. Mills (eds). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.
Poster presentation, “Applying evidence in the acute care clinical setting: A unit based quality improvement project.” (D. McDowell) at Moving Evidence to Action in Nursing Education, Sponsored by Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions, University of Maryland School of Nursing, April 19, 2013.
Co-presented with Debra Webster, “Integrating Quality Improvement Content throughout the Curriculum”, QSEN National Forum, Tucson, AZ, May 30 – June 1, 2012.
Co-presented with Debra Webster, Emphasizing Evidence: Preparing New Nursing Graduates to Shape the Future of Nursing Practice. Maryland Nurses Association 108th Convention, October 13, 2011 Annapolis, MD.
Co-presented with Katie Hinderer, West meets East: Increasing Diversity Education through Short Term Study Abroad Programs. Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, June 27-30, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ.
“Assessing Nurses Computer Literacy In Order To Maximize Their Use of Health Care Information Systems” Co presented with Carlene Campbell at the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics: From First Use to Meaningful Use, July 21-24, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Just How Computer Literate Are Baccalaureate Nursing Students?” (D. E., McDowell and X. Ma) At Educating Nurses: Innovations to Application. Sponsored by Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions, University of Maryland School of Nursing, August 24, 2006.
“Learning Strategies, Technology, Pedagogy: Where to start in on line education” (D. McDowell) at Virtual Frontier: Developing and Delivering Health Education at a Distance, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, June 19-22, 2005.
“Web based Course Planning Overwhelming? Not if you go with the flow,” (D. McDowell) at the Northeastern Regional WebCT conference, Drexel University, May 19-20, 2003.
“Development of an Instrument to Measure Perceived Accuracy and Confidentiality of Traditional and Computerized Patient Record. (D. McDowell) At The 10th Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Nursing July 19-22, 2000.
Poster presentation: Promoting Information Technology Use Among Undergraduate Nursing Students, at 17th Annual International Nursing Computer & Technology Conference, Rutgers, The State University, College of Nursing, April 25-27, 1999.
“Promoting Information Technology Use among Undergraduate Nursing Students,” (D. McDowell), at Nursing Education: Looking toward Tomorrow, sponsored by Maryland Council of Directors of Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Nursing Programs, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Nursing, May 7, 1999.
“Nursing Satisfaction and Perceived Effectiveness/Efficiency with Bedside-Computer Systems.” (T.Dillon, D. McDowell, F. Salimian, D. Conklin). 9th International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association, Boston, MA, May 17-20, 1998.
"Computer Literacy Skills of Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Students." (C. Gassert and D. McDowell) at the National Nursing Informatics Working Group, Convened by the Division of Nursing, National Institutes of Health, January 23, 1997.
"Acceptance of Bedside Computer Technology", (T. Dillon, D. McDowell, F. Salimian, D. Conklin), Association for Information Systems: 2nd Americas Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, August 16-18, 1996.
Poster Presentation, "Evaluating Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Students' Computer Skills to Determine Need to Continue Teaching Computer Literacy", (C. Gassert, and D. McDowell). Presented at International Medical Informatics Association 8th World Congress on Medical Informatics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 25, 1995.
Poster Presentation, "A Research Proposal to Study the Impact of an Automated Charting and Assessment System", (S. Newbold, C. Curran, J. Henson, D. McDowell, and C. Gassert). Presented at International Medical Informatics Association 8th World Congress on Medical Informatics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 25, 1995.
Poster Presentation, "A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Student Computer Literacy Skills" by D. McDowell. (D. McDowell) Presented at Research Careers and Nursing Science; Celebrating 15 Years of the Doctoral Program, University of Maryland at Baltimore, September 23-24, 1994.