School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Joanna Hernandez, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

woman in a red sweater and glasses smiling at the camera

Assistant Professor
3046 Human Health Building 
(248) 364-8707
jhernandez@oakland.edu

Dr. Joanna Hernandez has been a faculty member at Oakland University since 2016. She is a certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, with a graduate certification in nursing education. Her areas of expertise and research interests include improving the care of patients with myocardial infarction, the use of critical thinking in nursing education, and DNP professional practice. Her plans for future research include the use of different critical thinking models in undergraduate education and working on educating students on the importance of rapid recognition of ST-elevated myocardial infarction.

 

Education

  • DNP with certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Oakland University
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education – Wayne State University
  • BSN – Oakland University
  • ADN – Macomb Community College

 

Research Area Interests

  • Nursing Education
  • DNP Professional Practice
  • Social Justice
  • Social Media

 

Publications/Research

  • Grant
    • Hernandez, J.(PI). (2017). Improving Critical Thinking and Self-Efficacy in Second-Degree Undergraduate Nursing Students. Grant funded by Oakland University: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for $3,000.
  • Presentations
    • Hernandez, J. & Petroulias, P. (2017). What’s the problem? Problem-based learning in the development of critical thinking.Poster presented at the University of Windsor-Oakland University International Teaching and Learning Conference, Windsor, Canada.
    • Hernandez, J., McCoy, M., & Glembocki, M. (2017). Developing knowledge of STEMI interpretation in the emergency department. Poster presented at the National Conference for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, Miami.
    • Glembocki, M., Hernandez, J., & Eddy, G. (2017). A transitional care model to reduce readmissions:  Implementing a cardiac surgery nurse practitioner follow-up clinic.Presented at the Michigan Council for Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.
    • Hernandez, J. & McCoy, M. (2016). Development and Implementation of a 12-Lead ECG ST-Segment Elevation Online Educational Program for ED Nurses. Poster presented at the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference. Lansing, Michigan, March, 2016.
    • Hernandez, J. (2014). Making the Case for Nurses to Read 12-Lead ECGs for STEMI – A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presented at the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference. Lansing, Michigan, March, 2015.
    • Hernandez, J. & McCoy, M. (2014). Appropriate Triage Referrals in the Emergency Department Using 12-Lead ECGs – A Literature Review. Poster presented at the Wayne State University Annual Nursing Research Day. Detroit, Michigan, March, 2014.
    • Hernandez, J. & McCoy, M. (2014). Appropriate Triage Referrals in the Emergency Department Using 12-Lead ECGs – A Literature Review. Poster presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Poster Presentation. St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2014.
    • Hernandez, J. (2013). Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Female African American Population: A Literature Review. Poster presented at the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference. Lansing, Michigan, March, 2013.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing