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Tiffany Gwartney, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

  • Country: U.S.A

Tiffany Gwartney, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (USF), College of Nursing. In addition to her neonatal clinical practice at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Dr. Gwartney has been an Assistant Professor at USF since May 2015, where she has written and deployed experiential learning modules for the evidence-based practice course for undergraduates, integrated delegation simulations for undergraduate leadership students, and taught sim labs for the women, children & families course. Her most recent work was the implementation of a simulation regarding nursing interaction with a maternity couplet who was under airborne precautions, while in full personal protective equipment. This simulation was integrated into her COVID Care Education Module in which undergraduate students in their final practicum participated in a pilot program at designated clinical partner sites, providing bedside care for patients with COVID-19 disease. Her research interests include education, neonatal diabetes, role transition for novice Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP), simulation, management of high-risk newborns in the delivery room, and couplet care for mothers with COVID-19. Dr. Gwartney has had several opportunities to speak internationally regarding the benefits of deliberate routine practice of high acuity, low-volume technical skills, and nationally regarding neonatal diabetes and conflict management. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Iota Chapter) and is actively involved in several neonatal professional organizations: Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Council of International Neonatal Nurses [education committee member], National Association of Neonatal Nurses [member], and The American Academy of Pediatrics [member, conference planning committee]. Dr. Gwartney enjoys traveling for pleasure but has also found herself working triage in a children’s clinic located in the remote village of Zapote, Guatemala, as well as educating NICU nurses in Paisley, Scotland and Shanghai, China.