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Dana Law-Ham

Dana Merrill Law-Ham, Ph.D., RN, FNP, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Testing Committee Coordinator

Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a MS in Nursing - Family NP.  She has worked in many different settings as an RN including, inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units.  As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office (to name a few).  Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse educator in 2003 "officially" though has always sought to mentor students even in her earliest experiences as a nurse.  She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in nursing in face-to-face and on-line settings.  Dr. Law-Ham completed her Ph.D. through Capella University in Fall, 2014.  Her dissertation entitled, ' An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students'  investigated student perceived differences of clinical faculty teaching effectiveness based on instructor degree preparation.

Credentials

Education

Ph.D. in Nursing Education
Capella University
2014
MSN - Family nurse Practitioner
University of Lowell
1990
BS in Nursing
University of Southern Maine
1983

Board Certifications and Licenses

Certified Nurse Educator

Research

Selected publications

Law-Ham, D.M. (2014) An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest (UMI Number 3642190).

Kramlich, D., Holt, K., & Law-Ham, D. (2019). Strategies to promote success of academically at-risk accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students. Nurse Educator.

Other scholarly activity

PRESENTATIONS

  1. An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students poster presentation at the Saint Anselms Educator conference, Cape Cod, MA. on June 2, 2016.
  2. Identification of academically at-risk accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students to support development of strategies to promote academic success co-presenter with Debra Kramlich Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE (and authors Judith Belanger, RN, M.S.N/ED, CNE.,and Nora Crevens, M.A.) of a poster presentation at the Saint Anselms Educator conference, Cape Cod, MA. on June 1, 2017.
  3. Identification of academically at-risk accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing students to support development of strategies to promote academic success co-presenter with Debra Kramlich Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE of a presentation at the first annual ACEN Nurse Educator conference, Atlanta, GA. on July 12, 2018.