Andra Davis is a College of Nursing Assistant Professor in Vancouver, Washington. Her nursing expertise is in oncology nursing. She also spent several years as a hospice and palliative care nurse. Dr. Davis’ dissertation examined cancer-related pain in Hispanic/Latinos living in New Mexico. She had conducted qualitative and quantitative research related to cancer symptoms. Her post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing focused on technology-enhanced delivery of care coordination during cancer chemotherapy treatment. Dr. Davis has taught pre-licensure, RN-BSN and Master’s students. In addition to facilitating development of professional nurses that are guided by critical thinking, evidence and compassionate care, she hopes to empower nurses to gain skills at maintaining a healthy life-long career through self-reflection, self-care and mindfulness in their work.
- Postdoctoral, Cancer Care Coordination, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah Dissertation Title: New Mexican Hispanic Latinos’ Perspectives on Cancer Pain: Meaning, Coping, and Barriers to Relief
- Master of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Thesis Title: Comparative Study Examining Quality of Life and Symptoms Among Newly Diagnosed Women with Ovarian Cancer Receiving Intraperitoneal Vs. Intravenous Chemotherapy
- Bachelor of Science Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Associate Degree – Nursing Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California
- Delivery of technology-enabled nurse-led care coordination for patients receiving cancer chemotherapy treatment: Describing the nurse’s role
- Use of symptom guides in nurse care coordination
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Oncology nursing, symptom management, end of life care, nursing education, qualitative research
- American College of Surgeons (2014-present)
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (2014-present)
- Western Institute of Nursing (2005-present)
- Oncology Nursing Society (1986-present)
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Educator Award. Sigma Theta Tau: – Gamma Sigma Chapter, Albuquerque, NM, 2011
- PhD Research Scholarship. Sigma Theta Tau: – Gamma Sigma Chapter, Albuquerque, NM, 2011
- Online Teacher of the Year – Nominated: University of New Mexico, 2011
- Role Model Award: Senior Student/Graduating Class Award, University of New Mexico, 2010-2011
- Doctoral Education Scholarship. American Cancer Society, 2007-2009
- Healthcare Provider Award. People Living Through Cancer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003
- Master’s Educational Scholarship. American Cancer Society, 1992-1994
PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)
Bell, J., Kim, K., Davis, A., Reed, S., Bold, R., Cerrone, K., Altobello, A., Homchowdhury, J. & Joseph, J. (2014, June). Development and implementation of a novel personal health network technology for cancer care coordination. Poster presented at the Health Information and Technology Interest Group Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Davis, A. (2015, April). Hispanic Latinos’ perspectives on cancer pain: Barriers to relief. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing: Equity and Access: Nursing Research, Practice, and Education, Albuquerque, NM.
Davis, A., Reed, S., Kim, K., Bell, J., Whitney, R., Bold, R., Stacey, D. & Joseph, J. (2015, April). Training program to deliver nurse-led care coordination for chemotherapy patients. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing: Equity and Access: Nursing Research, Practice, and Education, Albuquerque, NM.
Davis, A. (2014). New Mexican Hispanic Latinos’ perspectives on cancer pain: Meaning, coping, and barriers to relief (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014. (Document ID: 1657426673). URL: http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu:2182/docview/1657426673?accountid=14902
Davis, A. (2009). Application of the NIH treatment fidelity guidelines to a tailored intervention trial. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing: Salt Lake City, UT.
Davis, A. (2005). Characteristics of individuals experiencing cancer-related fatigue: A secondary analysis. Poster presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing: San Francisco, CA.
Davis, A. (1991). Adverse effects and quality of life estimates in women receiving intravenous vs intraperitoneal chemotherapy for stage III ovarian cancer. (Master’s Thesis). University of Washington, Seattle, WA (unpublished).
Lockhart, J., Galioto, M., Fulton ,J., George K., Van Deusen-Morrison, J. & Davis, A. (2013). A national survey of oncology content in prelicensure registered nurse programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(7), 383-390.
Reed, S., Kim, K., Bell, J., Davis, A., Copenhaver, D., Whitney, R., Bold, R. & Joseph, J. (2015, April). Feasibility of a personal health network technology for cancer care coordination: Early findings on acceptance and usability. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing: Equity and Access: Nursing Research, Practice, and Education, Albuquerque, NM.
Whitney, R. L., Bell, J. F., Reed, S. C., Lash, R., Bold, R. J., Kim, K. K., Davis, A., Copenhaver, D. & Joseph, J. G. (2015). Predictors of financial difficulties and work modifications among cancer survivors in the United States. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 1-10. DOI:10.1007/s11764-015-0470-y