Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNE, is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing. Before coming to DUSON, was a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neuroscience and Critical Care at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Day graduated from Long Beach City College in California with an Associate Degree in nursing in 1984. She has worked as a nurse in a post-anesthesia recovery room, a medical cardiac critical care unit, and a neuroscience critical care unit. She completed her BSN, MS (Critical Care CNS), and PhD at the University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing. Her dissertation research (with Patricia Benner) focused on the nursing care of brain-injured patients identified as potential organ donors. Dr. Day has a passion for teaching second-degree students. Her teaching in the DUSON ABSN program is informed by eight years of experience teaching pre-licensure nursing in a Master’s Entry program and a strong interest in developing support systems for new graduates transitioning into nursing practice.
Dr. Day is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, American Association of Neuroscience Nursing, North Carolina Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. She reviews manuscripts for Critical Care Nurse and the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) , and has authored the AJCC “Current Controversies” ethics column since 2005. Dr. Day was an invited speaker and consultant for the Helene Fuld Health Trust-funded project Evaluating the Outcomes of Accelerated Nursing Education (held at DUSON in 2007), and was an invited participant in the 2008 National League for Nursing Think Tank on Transforming Clinical Nursing Education. Dr. Day is an evaluation consultant for the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education and was a consultant on clinical teaching strategies for the first phase of the Robert Wood Johnson-funded project Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN). Dr. Day also served as a consultant on the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s National Study of Nursing Education (Patricia Benner, director), and is one of the co-authors of the landmark publication ”Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation” reporting the results of that study.