Degree and Title: DNS, RN, APRN-BC, CARN-AP / Assistant Professor
Address: School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
321 D Wende Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
E-Mail Address: email@example.com
Post-Doctoral Training: VA Post-Doctoral Nurse Fellow (2006-2009) Western New York VA Healthcare System, Mentors: Steven L. Batki, MD & Jill E. Bormann, Ph.D., RN
DNS, Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo
MS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, University of Rochester
BS, Nursing, Roberts Wesleyan College
Areas of Research: Transtheoretical Model, behavioral health change, substance use, mental health
NUR 562 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Theoretical Foundations & Practice Perspectives
NUR 559 The Family:Theoretical Foundations and Perspectives
Meeker, M.A., Finnell, D.S. & Othman, A. (2011), Cancer pain management: The role of family caregivers. Journal of Family Nursing 17(1), 269-60.
Finnell, D.S. & Osborne, F.H. (2006). Stages-of-Change for psychotropic medication adherence and substance cessation. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 20(4), 166-174
Finnell, D.S. (2005). Comment: Neurobiology and medication adherence.
Current Psychiatry, 4(1), 3.
Finnell, D.S. (2005). Promote medication adherence one stage at a time.
Current Psychiatry, 4(8), 88
Finnell, D.S. (2005). Monthly medication journal: Taking an active role in managing your mental health©. Rochester, NY: Merlin International.
Finnell, D.S. (2005). Building a program of research based on the transtheoretical model. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 16(1), 13-21.
Finnell, D.S., Garbin, M., & Scarborough, J. (2004). Advanced practice addictions nursing specialty certification. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 15(1), 37-40.
Finnell, D.S. (2003). Use of the transtheoretical model for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, 39(1), 3-15.
Finnell, D.S. (2000). The case for teaching patients about the neurobiological basis of addictions. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 12(3/4), 149-158.
Finnell, D.S. & Erdley, W.S. (2005, October 3). Personal Medication Management System; Provisional patent [R-6010].
Honors and Awards:
Promising Inventor’s Award, in recognition of her first invention disclosure at The State University of New York, Innovation, Creation & Discovery, The Research Foundation, November 3, 2005
President's Award of the International Nurses Society on Addictions, for leadership as Chair of the Addictions Nursing Certification Board, September 9, 2005
The Dr. Nola McGann Dresher Affirmative Action / Diversity Leave Program Award, August 15, 2005 to December 15, 2005
Affiliated Research Scientist, Veterans Integrated Service Network
(VISN) 2, Center for Integrated Healthcare, February 2005
Sigma Theta Tau International - Nursing Honor Society
2002 Secretary's Award for Excellence in Nursing, VISN 2
2000 VA Medical Center Special Contribution Awards (4)
Peer Reviewer, Research and Clinical Abstracts - International Nurses Society on Addictions, 2000-2002
Substance-use behaviors in psychiatric outpatients. Sigma Theta Tau International. 1998. Principal Investigator
Substance-use behaviors in psychiatric outpatients. National Nurses Society on Addictions. 1997 Principal Investigator
Predictors of Treatment Selection for Behavioral Change. NIMH/NINR Mentorship Program: Building the Capacity of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Researchers. 2002. Mentor: Dr. James O. Prochaska