Marcia Gardner is a certified pediatric nurse and certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
Dr. Gardner is a certified pediatric nurse and certified pediatric nurse practitioner with a broad child nursing background related to the care of developmentally vulnerable infants and children, and infants and young children with special health care needs. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, New York University, and the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, as well as the LEND fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and joined the SHU faculty in September 2011. Her research interests extend to infants and children with special health care needs, mothering and parenting, as well as clinical teaching. She has been primary and co-investigator on several studies of family-related issues in developmental disabilities and autism, and has published and presented work on mothering, developmental vulnerabilities, nursing education, and research. Dr. Gardner is passionate about exploring facets of early parenthood, and about the development of nursing interventions to support effective parenting and healthy development of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania; Nursing Science
- Post-Master's Certificate, State University of New York; Child Health Nurse Practitioner
- M.A. York University; Child and Adolescent/Teaching of Nursing
- B.S.N. Georgetown University
- Column Editor, Between the Lines, Pediatric Nursing, 2012-Present.
- Researcher of the Year, College of Nursing, Seton Hall University.
- Special Recognition Award, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.
- Student Award for Teaching Excellence, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, 2003.
- Outstanding Performance Award, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Foundation of U.M.D.N.J.
- Executive Committee Award for Excellence, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.
Selected Grant Funding:
- Hispanic Mothers' Experiences with Health Services for their Children with Special Health Needs, Sigma Theta Tau Eta Mu Chapter & Society of Pediatric Nurses Research Grant.
- Identifying the Healthcare Needs of Women and Children from a Church Community in Camden, Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter.
- Using a Standardized (Actor) Simulation Experience to Prepare Nurse Educators to Work with Diverse Student Populations in the Clinical Area, National League for Nursing Foundation Educational Research Grant.
- A Relevant Intervention Model for Parents of Vulnerable Newborn Infants
Pediatric Nursing, 39(1), 47-48,
- Preparing nurses to care for people with developmental disabilities
Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(4), 517-27,
- Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Integrated Care Across the Lifespan
New York: Springer Publishing,
- Management of Students at Risk for Clinical Failure (Book Chapter)
In M.E. Glasgow, H.M. Dreher, J. Gyllenhammer & C. Oxholm (eds.), "Contemporary Legal Issues Confronting Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach," New York: Springer,
- Evolution of the Advanced Practice Nursing Role (Book Chapter)
In H.M. Dreher and M.E. Glasgow (eds.), "Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice," New York: Springer Publishing,
- Conceptual, holistic and pragmatic considerations for interviewing research participants
Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(3), 148-157,
- Handbook of Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Health Sciences
Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett,