Associate Professor

Nancy Campbell-Heider.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Nancy Campbell’s current scholarship and research is focused on developing innovative advanced practice education for DNPs. Specifically, she was the project director for a recent $1.1 million Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) grant to enhance the oral-systemic and interprofessional competencies of NPs through interprofessional education and collaborative practice with the School of Dental Medicine.

Other research interests include high risk behavior in adolescents, especially in relation to addictions. Currently, she is secretary of the Addictions Nursing Certification Board and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Addictions Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is nationally certified as a FNP and in advanced practice additions nursing (CARN-AP). She has won several awards for her  curricular innovations in the FNP program, that were funded through previous Advanced Nursing Education, HRSA grants.


  • BSN, Nursing, Winona State College
  • MS, Family Health Nurse Clinician, University of Rochester
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Rochester

Areas of Research

  • High Risk Adolescent Behavior
  • Advanced Practice Issues & Education
  • IPE/IPCP education

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 632 Health Care Policy
  • NSG 700 Advanced Theory Construction & Development
  • NSG 798 Capstone I
  • NSG 799 Capstone II

Recent Publications

Nierenberg, S., Hughes, L. P., Warunek, M., Gambacorta, J. E., Dickerson, S. S., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2018). Nursing and dental students' reflections on interprofessional practice after a service-learning experience in Appalachia. Journal of Dental Education, 82(5), 454-461. doi:10.21815/JDE.018.050

Paine-Hughes, L., Austin-Ketch, T., Volpe, E. M., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2017). Identification and treatment of adolescents with perinatal anxiety and depression. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 55(6), 23-29. doi:10.3928/02793695-20170519-03

Anders, P. L., Scherer, Y. K., Hatton, M., Antonson, D., Austin-Ketch, T., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2016). Using standardized patients to teach interprofessional competencies to dental students. Journal of Dental Education, 80(1), 65-72.

Campbell-Heider, N., & Snow, D. (2016). Teen use of electronic cigarettes: What does the research tell us? Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27(1), 56-61. doi:10.1097/JAN.0000000000000114

Sabbah, E. A., Chang, Y.-P., & Campbell‐Heider, N. (2016). Understanding intimate partner violence in Jordan: Application of the ecological model. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. doi:10.1111/ppc.12157

Scherer, Y. K., Anders, P. L., Antonson, D. E., Hatton, M. N., Austin-Ketch, T., Paplham, P., Zinnerstron, K. H., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2015). Incorporating standardized patients into an interprofessional oral-systemic health practicum. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(4), e29–e35. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.01.035 

Chang, Y.P., Yen, C.F., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2012) High-risk situations related to relapse of methamphetamine use among Taiwanese adolescents: An instrumentation study. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(1), 55-64.*

Campbell-Heider, N., & Baird, C. (2012). Substance abuse prevention and treatment within the Criminal Justice System: An overview of the issues.  Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(1), 7-13.

Campbell-Heider, N., Tuttle, J., & Knapp, T. R. (2009). The effect of positive life skills training on long term outcomes for high risk teens. Journal of Addictions Nursing 20(1), 6-15.

Campbell-Heider, N., Finnell, D. S., Feigenbaum, J. C., Feeley, T. H., Rejman, K. P., Austin-Ketch, T. A., Zulawski, C., & Schmitt, A. (2009). Addiction activities in primary care: Toward curricular change for family nurse practitioners. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), 1-17.

Campbell-Heider, N., Sackett, K., & Whistler, P. (2008). Connecting with guidance counselors to enhance recruitment in nursing of minority teens. Journal of Professional Nursing, 24(6), 378-384.

Campbell-Heider, N. (2006). Re-thinking the foundation of primary care.  Journal of Addictions Nursing, 17, 147-149.

Tuttle, J., Campbell-Heider, N., & David, T. M. (2006). Positive adolescent life skills training for high risk teens. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20(3), 184-191.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Mentor Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2017
  • Fellow, International Nurses Society on Addictions, 2015
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in Education Award, presented at the first Western, Central and Finger Lakes regions March of Dimes Gala Awards ceremony, Rochester, NY, October 1, 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, June 24, 2011
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, The State University of New York, May, 2010        
  • Mecca Cranley Excellence in Teaching Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, October 24, 2008
  • Certification FNP, (NP-C), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2013-2018
  • Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP), Addictions Nursing Certification Board, 2012-2016
  • 5th Annual Addictions Education Award, Individual of Distinction in Addictions Education, Institute for Professional Development in Addictions, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP), Niagara Falls, New York, 2007
  • Mentor, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2007
  • Outstanding Contributions to Education in Addictions Nursing Award, International Nurses Society on Addictions, September 9, 2005
  • Success as a Top 100 Federal Grantee, University at Buffalo, 2002
  • Outstanding Nursing Practice Award, New York State Nurses Association, District 2, May, 2002
  • Technology Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Kappa Chapter, 2002