Paula McNiel

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

mcnielp@uwosh.edu

Education

  • - BSN 1981 Marquette University
  • - MSN 1991 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • - DNP 2011 University of Minnesota Minneapolis

 

Certification(s)

  • - 1981-current Registered Nurse Licensure State of Wisconsin
  • - 1981-current Certified Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers by American Heart Association
  • - 2014-current Advanced Public Health Nurse (PHNA-BC) American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN)
  • - 2012-current National Institutes of Health “Protecting Human Research Participants”
  • - 2016-current Emergency Management FEMA Training
  • - 2016-current UWO Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality (SAFE) Training

 

Expertise

  • - Geriatrics, Public Health, Nursing Educator

 

Publication(s)

  • - Elertson, K.M., & McNiel, P. (in progress). SAFE training and LGBTQ health disparities: Qualitative review of a clinical pilot. Journal of Homosexuality. Accepted for publication.
  • - McNiel, P. & Koplitz, J. (in progress). Learning While Biking: The Impact of the Built Environment on health. Journal of Nursing Education. Accepted for publication.
  • - McNiel, P., & Westphal, J. (2019). Cycling without age program: The impact for residents in long-term care facility. Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0193945919885130
  • - Schumacher, M., & McNiel, P. (2018). The Impact of the YMCA LIVESTRONG® Program for for Cancer Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(6), 717-725. doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.717-725
  • - McNiel, P., & Westphal, J. (2018). Namaste Care™: A person-centered care approach for Alzheimer’s and advanced dementia. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 40, 37- 51. doi:10.1177/0193945916679631
  • - McNiel, P. & Elertson, K. M. (2018). Advocacy and awareness: Integrating LGBTQ health into pre-licensure curriculum, Journal of Nursing Education accepted for publication 12/13/17.
  • - Department of Health Services/Division of Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee. (2017). Cycling Without Age (F01593). Retrieved from https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/qai/projects.htm
  • - McNiel, P. & Elertson, K. M. (2017). Reality check: Preparing nursing students to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(1), 42-43. doi: 10.1097/01.
  • - McNiel, P., & Westphal, J. (2016). Namaste care™: A person-centered care approach for Alzheimer’s and advanced dementia. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-15. Online active. doi:10.1177/0193945916679631
  • - McNiel, P., & McArthur, E. (2016). Evaluating health mobile apps: Information literacy in undergraduate and graduate courses. The Journal of Nursing Education, 55(8), 480. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20160715-12
  • - Department of Health Services/Division of Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee. (2015). Namaste Care (F01593). Retrieved from https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/qai/projects.htm
  • - McNiel, P., & McArthur, E. (2015). What's app-ropriate for your clinical practice? The Clinical Advisor, 18(6), 80-82, 85-88. Retrieved from http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/
  • - McNiel, P. (2015). Expand your leadership to the boardroom. Geriatric Nursing, 36(1), 75- 77. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.12.006
  • - McNiel, P. (2014). Brain fitness: A primary, secondary, and tertiary approach to older adult cognitive health with nursing students in the community. Teaching Strategies website for the Association of Community Nurse Educators (ACHNE) https://www.resourcenter.net/Scripts/4Disapi8.dll/4DCGI/members/ITS_TopicalAreas.html
  • - Westphal, J., & McNiel. P. (2014). Learn to lead in the boardroom. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(40), 162-170. doi:10.3928/00220124-20140305-01
  • - Collier, J., & McNiel, P. (2012). Public health nursing student project database evaluation: Impact, utility and sustainability. Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing. http://www.uwosh.edu/phnursingstudentprojects

 

Presentation(s)

  • - Cycling Without Age: An Innovative Program to Improve the Quality of Life for Older Adults Conference on Health and Active Transportation (CHAT) The National Academies Of Sciences Engineering Medicine & Transportation Research Boards Annual Conference, December 11, 2019, Washington D.C.
  • - Cycling Without Age: An Innovative Program to Improve the Quality of Life For Older Adults American Society on Aging Annual Conference, April 15, 2019, New Orleans, Podium presentation.
  • - Namaste Care: “A Creative Person-Centered Approach for Palliative Care in a Long-Term Care Setting” accepted for Podium Presentation at Pioneer Network Annual Conference August 2018 Denver, CO
  • - Cycling Without Age: Community Collaboration and Research accepted for Podium Presentation Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, June 2018, New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation.
  • - Namaste Care™ A Person-Directed Care Approach for Alzheimer's and Advanced Dementia, American Society on Aging Annual Conference, March 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA. Podium presentation.
  • - Namaste Care™ A Person-Directed Care Approach for Alzheimer's and Advanced Dementia, MNRS 41st Annual Research Conference, April 6-9, 2017, Minneapolis, Podium presentation
  • - Namaste Care™ - A Creative Approach for Palliative Care in a Long-Term Care Setting, The Gerontological Society Of America Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2016, New Orleans, LA. Podium presentation.
  • - Cycling Without Age: An Opportunity for Students to Strengthen Leadership and Assist with Research in the Community, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, June 2016, Denver, CO. Poster Presentation.
  • - Taking the Classroom Out on Wheels: Community Ties Bike Ride, American Public Health Association, November 2015, Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation.
  • - A Fun Assignment: APPropriate Teaching - The Use of Mobile Apps with Patients and Families Education Activity, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, June 2015, Denver, CO. Podium Presentation.
  • - Taking the Classroom Out on Wheels: Community ties Bike Ride, Midwest Geriatric Alliance Nursing Meeting, May 2015, Minneapolis, MN. Poster Presentation. 2015
  • - What’s APP-ropriate for Your Clinical practice? Introducing the Use of Mobile Apps with Your Patients, National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, July 2014, Keystone, CO. Podium Presentation.
  • - Opening Students Eyes to the Impact of Poverty on Vulnerable Populations Health Care, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, June 2014 San Antonio, TX. Symposium Presentation.
  • - A Fun Assignment: APPropriate Teaching - The Use of Mobile Apps with Patients and Families, Midwest Geriatric Alliance Nursing Meeting, May 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Poster Presentation.
  • - Boost Your Brain Power with Brain Fitness: A Memory Enhancement Program, National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, July 2013, Copper Mountain, CO. Podium Presentation.
  • - Boost Your Memory with Brain Fitness, 38th Annual National Wellness Conference, July 2013, Stevens Point, WI. Symposium Presentation.
  • - Brain Fitness: A Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Approach to Older Adults Cognitive Health with Nursing Students in the Community, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators/Association of Public Health Nurses, June 2013, Cary, NC. Symposium Presentation.
  • - Classroom to Community: Memory Screening, Upper Midwest Geriatric Nursing Meeting, May 2013, Minneapolis, MN. Poster Presentation, Symposium Podium Presentation.
  • - Use it, Don’t Lose it: Getting Started with Brain Fitness, 2013 Aging in America Conference, American Society on Aging, March 2013 Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation.
  • - Community/Public Health Nursing Students Projects Website Evaluation, Wisconsin Public Health Conference. Poster Presentation.
  • - A Community Memory Enhancement Program for Older Adults, 2012 Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference. Podium Presentation.
  • - Expanding the Aging Client Clinical to Incorporate a Community Focus, 5th Annual Upper Midwest Geriatric Nursing Education Alliance Meeting. Poster Session. 2012

 

Award(s) and Honor(s)

  • - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Edward M Penson Distinguished Teaching Award
  • - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Outstanding Department, Lavender Graduation, Honoree 2017
  • - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Edward M. Penson Faculty Award 2017
  • - Educational Partnerships, Mary Adelaide Nutting Award Wisconsin Public Health Association 2016
  • - University of WI Oshkosh, Volunteer Event of the Year: Cycling Without Age 2015- 2016
  • - MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI) Fellow 2014-2015
  • - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing UWO Professorial Excellence Award 2015
  • - Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award: Awarded by Student Graduates of UWO CON 2013
  • - Faculty Speaker at UWO CON Pinning Ceremony-Selected by Graduating Students 2015
  • - MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute Fellow 2014-2015
  • - Faculty Speaker at UWO CON Pinning Ceremony-Selected by Graduating Students 2013
  • - Geriatric Nursing Scholar-Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2010- 2011
  • - Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) Fellow Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence 2009-2010

 

Grant(s)

  • - Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study. Ascension Health Care Wisconsin. ($3,000). Funded 2018-2019
  • - Family Nurse Practitioner Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, & Self-efficacy in the Care of LGBTQ Patients in the Primary Care Setting. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Graduate Student Faculty Mentor Award with DNP candidate Jacqueline. ($3,000). Funded 2018-2019
  • - The Impact of the YMCA LIVESTRONG Program on Cancer Patients and Survivors. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Scholarly & Creative Activities Graduate Student Faculty Mentor Award with DNP candidate Molly Schumacher. ($3,000). Funded 2017-2018
  • - Cycling Without Age research and program expansion with Lutheran Homes Of Oshkosh. State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance. ($67,372). Funded 2016-2017
  • - Helen Bader Foundation with Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh for Cycling Without Age program expansion ($15,000). Funded 2015
  • - Namaste Care Program Research and Expansion. State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance F-00176 ($80,000). Funded 2014-2015
  • - Educating Women about Programs, Benefits, and Rights under the Affordable Care Act. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health. ($1,500). Funded 2012
  • - Classroom to Community: Memory Screening. Faculty Development Teaching Grant, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh ($9,500). Funded 2012
  • - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Aging Client Clinical. Northeastern Wisconsin Area 8 Health Education Center. ($6,000). Funded 2011