Douglas Cunningham, MSN/Ed, RN, CCRN

Douglas Cunningham, MSN/Ed, RN, CCRN
Clinical Instructor
520-626-6200
College of Nursing
Room Number: 
241

Research and Clinical:

Clinical Expertise: 
  • I assisted in the creation, implementation, and revision of operating mechanisms involving the preceptor program.
  • Performed as primary preceptor in a progressive Magnet credentialed hospital’s Trauma/Surgical/Medical Intensive Care Unit for 22 years.
  • Trained staff to manage daily assignments, and scheduled new employee training.
  • Provides emotional and educational support to patient’s family members, establishing personal rapport and sense of trust with patients and their families of various ages, cultures, and social-economical backgrounds, to provide comfort while administering care
  • Assumed Charge Nurse Duties, demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities as a charge nurse
  • Monitored and documented conscious sedation of all performed procedures to ensure patient safety
  • Comprehensive knowledge of direct patient care and nursing procedures
  • Proficient with the use of a CRRT machine;  also informally instructed students in the use of the CRRT machine
  • Managed patients on ventilators and having extensive knowledge of mode of ventilation.
  • Proficient at managing time, prioritizing tasks, and organizing projects to improve the Quality of Patient Care
  • I am proficient in utilizing, troubleshooting, and training staff with the introduction of a new computerized charting system.
All Funding: 
Currently there is no grant funding information for this individual.
Publications: 

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Honors and Awards: 
2013
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Nursing
2010
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Nursing
2008
Induction into Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International,
2005
BSN, University of Phoenix, Graduated with Honors
2005
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
1992
Ester Capin Value Award, University Medical Center
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Phoenix, Tucson, Az.
MSN/ED
2007
Nursing/Education
University of Phoenix, Tucson, Az
BSN
2005
Nursing
Central Arizona College, Casa Grande, Arizona
ADN
1980
Nursing