Margaret Avallone

DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Peg-Avallone
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 433
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone 
(856) 225-2329

Education 
DNP (Nursing Practice/Education): Duquense University of the Holy Spirit, 2015
MSN (Critical Care Nursing): University of Pennsylvania, 1988
BSN (Nursing): Villa Marie College, 1985
Diploma (Nursing): Sisters of Charity School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York, 1981
Expertise 
Patient safety
Prelicensure nursing transition to practice
Peer teaching
Critical care
Biography 

Dr. Margaret Avallone’s program of scholarship and research centers on patient safety and communication strategies and transitioning students to professional practice. Dr. Avallone's clinical expertise resides primarily in critical care nursing and she holds more than 30 years of critical care nu...read more

Selected Publications 

Articles in Refereed Journals

Avallone, M., Cantwell, R. (2016). Teaching Nursing Students to Provide Patient-Centered Transitiona lEducation to Heart Failure Patients Using a Peer Teaching Strategy. Journal of Nursing Education andPractice, 7(2), 84-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n2p84

Avallone, MA, Weideman, YL. (2015). Evaluation of a nursing handoff educational bundle to improvenursing student handoff communications: A pilot study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(8),http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v5n8p65

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

Cantwell, E.R., Avallone, M., Kushary D., Nelson, J. (2017). New Careers in Nursing: Pre-Entry Immersion Programs (PIP) and Relationship to Graduation from Accelerated Nursing Programs. The Advisor. 37(2), 19-26.

Electronic Publications, Refereed

Avallone, M., Cantwell, R. (2016) Teaching Nursing Students to Provide Patient-Centered Transitional Education to Heart Failure Patients Using a Peer Teaching Strategy. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing E-repository. Refereed Abstract. Retrieved from :http://www.nursinglibrary.org

Avallone, M. (2016). A Bundled Approach to Improve Handoff Education in Prelicensure Nursing Virginia Henderson Global Nursing E-repository. Refereed Abstract. Retrieved from: http://www.nursinglibrary.org

Funding - Internal 

2014 — Evaluation of a Handoff Educational Bundle to Improve Safety and Effectiveness of Handoff Communications for Prelicensure Students. Implemented Fall, 2014. Primary investigator.

2013 to 2016 — A Peer Teaching Strategy to Assist Nursing Students to Provide Transition of Care Education for Patients Diagnosed with Heart Failure. Implemented Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Spring 2016. Primary investigator.

Funding - External 

01/2017-04/2017 (Grant Amount: $1,000)
Impact of Pre-immersion programs (PIP) and relationship to graduation outcomes. E. Renee Cantwell, M. Avallone, D. Kushary, J. Nelson, Agency: AACN/RWJF New Careers in Nursing, Role: secondary

02/2017-03/2017 (Grant Amount: $1,900)
Erasmus Plus Faculty Higher Education Mobility Grant, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

Honors and Distinctions 

2015 — Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Rutgers University—Camden

Certifications 
New Jersey RN license 26NR09380200
Pennsylvania RN license RN 244640L
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) NLN 539256
Adult Critical Care RN certification (CCRN)-K, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification, American Heart Association