Associate Professor of Nursing

D.N.P., Oakland University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
B.S.N., Oakland University

School: School of Nursing
Office: Ham 116 (Nursing Lab)
Phone: (248) 218.2269
Email: mferrari@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Adult Nursing I with Clinical 
  • NUR 2402 Community Wellness I with Clinical 
  • Nursing Lab Manager
  • Community Wellness II Clinical 
  • Pre-Licensure Capstone Practicum

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, 2008-present. Served as Faculty Counselor
  • Member, Clinical Nurse Leader Association
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America; 2008-present
  • Member, RN: AIM; 2007-present
  • Awarded $3,000 from e-Learning and Instructional Support and the Faculty Advisory Committee at Oakland University for proposal to develop and teach a fully online course as part of a completely online degree program.
  • Retrospective evaluation of cognitive features associated with impulsivity related falls in hospitalized older adults. William Beaumont Nurses Week Evidence Based Poster. Royal Oak, Mi.Awarded first prize in Published Article/Book/Category; May 2009.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Administration at Oakland University
  • PhD in Educational Leadership student at Oakland University– slated to graduate in 2014
  • Registered nurse in the State of Michigan since 2000.
  • Presented poster at nursing conference, Nurse Educator’s Boot Camp in New Mexico in 2008, entitled Transforming Nursing Education
  • Published Creating My Place in the School of Nursing in the Oakland Journal in 2007
  • Conducting research on nursing student admission process
  • Preparation for State of Michigan board approval and program accreditation with the CCNE

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Ferrari, M., Harrison, B., Rawashdeh, O., Rawashdeh, M., Hammond, R., Avery, Y., Maddens, M. (in press). A Feasibility Study Testing a Fall Prevention Intervention for Older Adults, Determining the Feasibility of a Five Sensor Motion Detection System. Geriatric Nursing.
  • Ferrari, M., Harrison, B., Rawashdeh, O., Rawashdeh, M., Hammond, R., Maddens, M. (in press). A Pilot Study Testing a Fall Prevention Intervention for Older Adults, Determining the Feasibility of a Five Sensor Motion Detection System. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
  • Ferrari, M.A., Harrison, B.E., & Lewis, D., (2011). The Risk Factors for Impulsivity Related Falls among Hospitalized Older Adults. Rehabilitation Nursing. (in press, Manuscript ID: RNJ-10-11-000080).
  • Ferrari, M.A., Harrison, B.E., Campbell, C., Maddens, M., & Whall, A. (2010) Contributing factors associated with impulsivity related falls in hospitalized, older adults. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 25(4), 320-326. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e36755
  • Harrison, B., Ferrari, M., Campbell, C., Maddens, M., & Whall, A. (2010). Evaluating the relationship between inattention and impulsivity-related falls in hospitalized older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 31(1), 8-16. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2009.09.002.