Helen Heiskell

About Helen Heiskell

Helen Heiskell, DNP, RN, CNE Dr. Heiskell is a full time faculty member at Kaplan University. She completed a Bachelor in Science in Nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in Cardiovascular Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1985. In 2007, she completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Medical College of Georgia with a concentration in Informatics. Her DNP project was Barriers to use of a technology-based patient/family education system. Dr. Heiskell successfully completed the requirements for the designation of Certified Nurse Educator in July 2008. She is on the NLN Task Force for Faculty Competencies in Nursing Informatics. Dr. Heiskell has presented at nursing education conferences about the use of PDA’s in nursing school and is currently a peer reviewer for e-learning for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. Her research interests include the characteristics of successful online nursing students. She has learned to enjoy new technology and can see how it will continue to improve health care in the future. She envisions nurses one day putting on suits similar to Cyborgs in Star Trek so that all information seen, heard, and touched becomes part of the health care record.

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