Wanda T. Bradshaw, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, PNP, CCRN

Wanda Bradshaw is the Specialty Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist specialties in the MSN Program. She has extensive experience in neonatal critical care and is a certified instructor in PALS, and BLS. She is also a certified instructor for the AAP-NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and has provided NRP instruction for Duke University Medical Center housestaff since 2002.


Ms. Bradshaw earned a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty and a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has served as an item writer for neonatal certification examinations for the CCRN and the National Certification Corporation. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
Education
  • MSN - Duke University
Research Interests
● Endotracheal suctioning
● Infant nutrition
● Legal issues pertaining to neonatal care
Awards and Honors
  • 1998 || The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina
  • 1996 || Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • 1996 || Thelma Ingles Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Epsilon Chapter
  • 1996 || Who’s Who in Health Science Education
  • 1991 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 1988 || Certificate of Appreciation, Life Flight and Life Care
Representative Publications
  • 2011 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Diuretics. 2011 853-856.
  • 2010 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. May, 2010 1106-1108.
  • 2010 -- Bradshaw, W. T. and Tanaka, D. T. Physiologic monitoring. April, 2010 .
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20630836 -- Hermosura, T. and Bradshaw, W. T. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in infants. Neonatal Netw. July-August, 2010 29(4); 215-23.
  • 2010 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Edward syndrome (trisomy 18). May, 2010 394-395.
  • 2010 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Gastrointestinal disorders. 2010 589-637.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 20010144 -- Spivey, P. S. and Bradshaw, W. T. Recognition and management of the infant with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. Adv Neonatal Care. 9(6); 279-84; quiz 285.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 20010142 -- Woods, C. W. and Bradshaw, W. T. and Woods, A. G. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in the premature neonate. Adv Neonatal Care. 9(6); 265-73.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19209065 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Necrotizing enterocolitis: etiology, presentation, management, and outcomes. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 23(1); 87-94.
  • 2009 -- Bradshaw, W. and Conley, L. J. and Diehl-Svrjcek, B. Neonatal practice CCRN exam. 2009 .
  • 2008 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Craniosynostosis. November, 2008 329-331.
  • 2008 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. November, 2008 126-128.
  • 2008 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Pheochromocytoma. November, 2008 956-958.
  • 2008 -- Bradshaw, W. Health promotion and maintenance. 2008 .
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18690081 -- Rhoderick, J. A. and Bradshaw, W. T. Transient myeloproliferative disorder in a newborn with Down syndrome. Adv Neonatal Care. 8(4); 208-18; quiz 219-20.
  • 2007 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Fetal alcohol syndrome. November, 2007 990-992.
  • 2007 -- Bradshaw, W. and Tammeling, K. Pulmonary disorders. 2007 34-44.
  • 2007 -- Bradshaw, W. Pharmacology. 2007 31-32.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 17045945 -- Furdon, S. A. and Horgan, M. J. and Bradshaw, W. T. and Clark, D. A. Nurses' guide to early detection of umbilical arterial catheter complications in infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 6(5); 242-56; quiz 257-60.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16750807 -- Bradshaw, W. T. and Furdon, S. A. A nurse's guide to early detection of umbilical venous catheter complications in infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 6(3); 127-38; quiz 139-41.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16292137 -- Turner, B. S. and Bradshaw, W. and Brandon, D. Neonatal lung remodeling: structural, inflammatory, and ventilator-induced injury. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 19(4); 362-76; quiz 377-8.
  • 2006 -- Bradshaw, W. T. and Turner, B. S. and Pierce, J .R. Physiologic monitoring. April, 2006 139-156.
  • 2005 -- Bradshaw, W. Pharmacological Therapies. March 25, 2005 337-384.
  • 2005 -- Bradshaw, W. Pharmacological therapies. March 7, 2005 259-303.
  • 2002 -- Bradshaw, W.  Anemia in the newborn. Central Lines. 2002 17(6); 12-13.
  • 2001 -- Bradshaw, W. Pharmacology. 2001 31-32.
  • 1999 -- Bradshaw, W. Coping with transition: Neonatal nurse practitioner education in the 21st century (Commentary). Journal of Child and Family Nursing. 1999 2(3); 178-179.
  • 1995 -- Bradshaw, W. & Lee, A. Weighing two weight studies: Applications for clinical practice. Neonatal Network. 1995 14(5); 41.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15145370 -- Bradshaw, W. T. The use of nitric oxide in neonatal care. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 16(2); 249-55.
  • 2008 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Umbilical cord blood transplant. November, 2008 1201-1202.
  • 2011 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Chickenpox vaccine. November, 2011 .
  • 2011 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Septic shock. November, 2011 .
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22052119 -- Marion, T. L. and Bradshaw, W. T. Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome and the PHOX2B gene mutation. Neonatal Netw. Nov.-Dec., 2011 30(6); 397-401.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21926897 -- Burkett, E. A. and Bradshaw, W. T. Neonatal tuberculosis: neonatal intensive care unit considerations in the United States. Adv Neonatal Care. December, 2011 11(6); 376-81.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22301538 -- Love, L. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. Efficacy of inhaled nitric oxide in preterm neonates. Adv Neonatal Care. 12(1); 15-20.
  • 2012 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Pharmacology. 2012 23-24.
  • 2012 -- Bradshaw, W. T. Pulmonary disorders. 2012 31-38.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22908051 -- Parker, M. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. and Smith, H. R. Heart for bonding: a new protocol of care for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Neonatal Netw. 31(5); 305-9.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22908049 -- Doyle, K. J. and Bradshaw, W. T. Sixty golden minutes. Neonatal Netw. September, 2012 31(5); 289-94.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23985472 -- Poyner, S. E. and Bradshaw, W. T. Jeune syndrome: considerations for management of asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Neonatal Netw. Sep-Oct, 2013 32(5); 342-52.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24675628 -- Garro, S. J. and Bradshaw, W. T. Sturge-Weber syndrome: a case study. Adv Neonatal Care. 14(2); 96-102.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24675625 -- Nelson, M. A. and Bradshaw, W. T. Use of benzodiazepines as anxiolytics in neonates: are we there yet? Adv Neonatal Care. 14(2); 78-85.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24472884 -- Lollis, T. R. and Bradshaw, W. T. Fungal prophylaxis in neonates: a review article. Adv Neonatal Care. 14(1); 17-23.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24858667 -- DeLoache, K. B. and Bradshaw, W. T. Mosaic trisomy 9 hematopoietic chimera. Adv Neonatal Care. June, 2014 14(3); 165-71.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26340035 -- Hartz, L. E. and Bradshaw, W. and Brandon, D. H. Potential NICU Environmental Influences on the Neonate's Microbiome: A Systematic Review. Adv Neonatal Care. October, 2015 15(5); 324-35. PMC4583357
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Mental Health Assessment for Pediatric Advance Practice Nurses
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    DO9-HP07988-01
    07/2007 to 06/2010
    Role: Faculty
    Three-year grant to educate nurses through innovative and strengthened curriculum at the Master’s level.
  • Accelerated Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner for the Family Nurse Practitioner
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    HRSA AEN 33718
    07/2006 to 06/2009
    Role: Faculty
    Purpose: To offer a creative and innovative educational solution using distance-learning technologies to meet the needs of full-time FNPs working in pediatric acute care.
  • Combined NNP/PNP Program for Rural Health
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    D09-HP00189-01
    07/2001 to 06/2004
    Role: Faculty
    Purpose: Graduate education with a focus on rural health issues.
  • Tracheal trauma: PEEP v ZEEP. Comparison of 2 endotracheal suctioning methods.
    Tri Service Nursing Research, U.S. Department of Defense
    07/1996 to 07/1999
    Role: Investigator
  • Bacterial Count in Continuously Infused Commercially Prepared Infant Formula
    ICN Glaxo Research Fund
    07/1995 to 06/1996
    Role: PI
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