Nancy Pontes

PhD, RN, APN, FNP-BC, DRCC
Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 321
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 
(856) 225-6226
Education: 
PhD: Columbia University (Nursing)
MSN: University of Florida (Family Nursing Practitioner)
BSN: Pensacola Christian College
Selected Publications: 

Pontes, M. C., & Pontes, N. M.(2013). Undergraduate students' preference for distance education by field of study. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16(2).

Pontes, M. C. and Pontes, N. M. (2012).  Distance education enrollment is associated with greater academic progress among first generation low-income undergraduate students in the US in 2008.  Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, 15(1)

Pontes, M. C., Pontes, N. M. and Lewis, P. A. (2009).  Health insurance sources for nonelderly patient visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient departments, and emergency departments in the United States.  Hospital Topics, 87(3), 19-27.

Pontes, M. C., Pontes, N. M., Tashiro, S, and Lewis, P. A. (2008).  Effects of diabetes, patient age, and health insurance provider on the number of drugs ordered or provided per physician visit in the USA.  International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 2(2), 143-153.  

Lenz, E. R., Mundinger, M., Hopkins, S., Pontes, N. M. H. and Lin, S. (2005). Context of care or provider training: The impact on preventive screening practices," Preventive Medicine, 40(6), 718-24.

Pontes, M. C. F. and Pontes, N. M. H. (2005).  De-biasing effects of education about appropriate antibiotic use on consumers' preferences for physicians. Health Care Management Review, 30(1), 9-16.

Pontes, M. C. F. and Pontes, N. M. H. (2003). To treat or not to treat: Evidence for a treatment bias when consumers evaluate physicians. Health Marketing Quarterly, 20(4), 43-61.

Pontes, N. M. H. (2003). “If I cry less I can fit in more play dates”: Mothers' experiences with time famine. Dissertation Abstracts International.

Pontes, M. C. F., and Pontes, N. M. H. (1997).Variables that influence consumers’ inferences about physician ability and accountability for adverse health outcomes. Health Care Management Review, 22(2), 7-20.

Certification: 
ANCC Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
DRCC, Disaster Response Crises Counselor in NJ
ANCC Nationally Certified Critical Care RN (CCRN) 1988 to 1999
Research Interest: 

Underlying factors that influence health and wellbeing in women, children and families

The influence of “Time Fatigue” on health and wellbeing

School-based health centers

Large data-sets analysis

Awards: 

New Jersey College Health Association (NJCHA), Honorary Nursing Excellence Award in College Health, 2013

Nursing National Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1991.

Faucett Scholarship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1990, 1991

Selected Presentations: 

Pontes, N.M.H. and  Pontes, M.C. (2014, July).  The relationship between ADHD and school attendance, school behavior and school performance.  Sigma Theta Tau International's 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong.

Pontes, N.M.H., Pontes, M.C., and Bonilla-Santiago, G. (2014, April). The relationship between asthma and school attendance, school behavior and school performance.  Eastern Nursing Research Society, 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.

Pontes, M. C. and Pontes, N. M. (2011). Relationship between health insurance, family income, and the burden of out-of-pocket expenses for Rx drugs in the US.  Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators Annual Conference 2011, Houston, Texas.

Pontes, M. C. and Pontes, N. M. (2011). Relationship between health insurance, family income, and the burden of out-of-pocket expenses for Rx drugs in the US.  Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators Annual Conference 2011, Houston, Texas.

Negro, P., Pontes and N., Pearce, A. (June, 2008).  Re-applying the social norms theory: Reducing bullying and substance use.  Poster Presentation at the American College Health Association, Orlando, Florida.

     

Pontes, N. M. H. (January, 2008).  The time famine: Excessive consumption and waste.  Focus the Nation (Global Warming Solution for America), Glassboro, New Jersey.

Pontes, M. C., Pontes, N. M., Tashiro, S. and Lewis, P. A. (2008, April). U.S. estimates of physician visits for diabetes by age, expected source of payment, and practice setting.  Annual Meeting of MBAA International, Chicago, Illinois.

Pontes, M. C., Pontes, N. M., Lewis, P. A. and Tashiro, S. (2008, April). U.S. estimates of prescription drug mentions during diabetes and non-diabetes physician visits.   Annual Meeting of MBAA International, Chicago, Illinois.

Pontes, M. C. F. and Pontes, N. M. H. (June, 2004) To treat or not to treat: Debiasing effects of patient education about appropriate antibiotic use on physician preferences. Poster presentation at CDC "Get Smart" Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pontes, M. C. F., Pontes, N. M. H., Lewis, P. A. and Zhu, F. X. (2003). To treat or not to treat: Effect of aggressive treatment versus watchful waiting on consumers' inferences about physicians. 39th Annual MBAA meeting, (New Realities and New Challenges),108.

Pontes, N. M. H., Lenz, E. R., Totten, A. M. (April 1999). Symposium:  A quality improvement approach to evaluating an emerging NP practice. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, New York.

Pontes, N. M. H. (May 1998). Self-medication practices of peri-menopausal women. Conference Presentation at the Columbia School of Nursing Alumni Conference, New York, NY

Pontes, N. M. H., Lloyd, M., McGivern, D. (May, 1997). Midtown Community Court Health Center project. New York State Nurses' Association Conference, Rochester, NY.

Pontes, N. (July, 1997). The Midtown Community Court Health Center project. Poster Presentation 22nd National Primary Care Symposium, Keystone, CO.

Pontes, N. M. H., Lloyd, M., Wright, F., and McGivern, D. (April, 1997). Midtown Community Court Health Center: Serving vulnerable populations in a New York City criminal court". 23rd Annual Meeting: National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty, Albuquergue, NM.

Pontes, M. and Pontes, N. M. H. (October, 1996). Variables that influence consumers' inferences about physician ability and accountability for adverse health outcomes. Association for Consumer Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Pontes, N. (November, 1994). Variables that influence the initiation of the signal alarm device in nocturnal enuresis. Poster Presentation at NPACE, Boston, MA.