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Pamela B. DeGuzman

Associate Professor
Fellow, UVA Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 5011
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

A former hospital administrator with a program of research in overcoming health disparities related to access to care, related to telehealth, rurality, and geographic drivers of health. Experienced with administrative dataset analysis,  geographic information systems, and clinical research.

NR-Exploring Resilience Through Cultural and Geospatial Contexts
Source: Rural Nurse Organization
June 15, 2021 – June 14, 2022
NR- Walkability for Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: The Daisy Foundation
August 16, 2016 – December 31, 2018
NR-EIM A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient
Source: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundat
June 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
NUCO 4420: Foundations of Professional Nursing
Credits: 3
This course is the first course for students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. Course content includes standardized taxonomies, interprofessional collaboration, career exploration, and development of skills in information technology, professional writing and presentation. Emphasis is on identifying and analyzing scholarly literature, critical thinking and analysis, and refining communication skills through written and oral presentations.
NURS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study in Nursing
GCNL 5210: Introduction to Nursing Leadership and the Healthcare System
Credits: 2
Introduces the theories essential to nursing leadership in the contemporary health care system. Explores theories of change, complexity, horizontal leadership, microsystems, and decision-making and their relationship to nursing and the health care system. The course emphasizes self-assessment of leadership attributes. The course content provides an application of leadership skills to actual and/or simulated problems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GCNL 5240: Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3
Students examine career, leadership, and practice environment issues and situations. Students expand their understanding of the legal context of practice and ability to advocate for needed change. Job acquisition skills including the development of a professional portfolio and formal leadership project proposal are focal points of the course. Prerequisite: GCNL 5220.
GCNL 5250: The Clinical Nurse Leader in the Healthcare System
Credits: 2
Applies theories introduced in earlier courses that are essential to nursing leadership in the health care system. Explores the context of nursing in the health care system, ethical nurse leadership, and theories involving lateral integration of care and organizations. Emphasizes leadership attributes and theory in health care. Offers a framework for a analysis of the CNL role with application of leadership to actual and/or simulated problems. Prerequisite: GCNL 5240.
GCNL 5991: CNL Role Immersion and Capstone
Credits: 5
This course is an intensive clinical experience in an area selected by the student. The experience allows for full implementation of the clinical nurse leader competencies and includes a strong interdisciplinary practice focus. A capstone project is required and will be presented in a poster session at the end of the course. Prerequisites: GCNL 5180 and GCNL 5240.
GNUR 6054: Research and Biostatistical Processes for Health Care
Credits: 4
This course provides an introduction to nursing and health care-related research and bio-statistical analysis. This course provides the basic skills and knowledge to critique research, develop a research plan, and to develop an evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate applied statistics course within the past five years.
GNUR 6465: Organization Theory and Behavior
Credits: 3
This course employs selected theories and research findings from nursing, management, and other disciplines as a basis for understanding administrative practice within a variety of health service organizations. Concepts relevant to organizational theory and behavior are explored. The influence of organizational structures, processes, and cultures on the design and management of service delivery is examined.
GNUR 6993: Independent Master's Study
Credits: 1–4
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 8420: Proposal Writing Seminar II
Credits: 2
Continues to develop and refine the research proposal begun in GNUR 8410. Includes incorporating feedback from peers and a professional editorial consultant. The final product is a submitted grant proposal. Prerequisite: GNUR 8410.
GNUR 9010: Mentored Study
Credits: 1–4
PhD students register for 1-4 credits of mentored study with a faculty member. The mentored study develops a topic through in-depth literature review. The final project is a manuscript ready to be submitted for publication in a professional journal. If agreeable with the dissertation committee, this publication could be included as one of the dissertation manuscripts for students selecting the manuscript option.
GNUR 9110: Research Practicum I
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the student with opportunity to develop and refine research skills by participating in an ongoing research study. Students should plan on devoting 8 hours a week for each 9110 credit enrolled each semester. Students must register for GNUR 9110 for a total of 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and advisor.
GNUR 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 3–12
A culminating experience that requires the student to plan and implement a research study of significance. Prerequisite: Permission of dissertation chair.