Ann Phalen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-0376 fax
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 2003
Post Master Certificate, NNP, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
MSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1984
BSN, College Misericordia, 1977
National Certification Corporation (NCC), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC)
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Research & Clinical Interests
NIRS Technology in Neonates
Breastfeeding and the Premature Neonate
Evidence-based Practice in Neonatal Nursing
2014-2018, Chairperson, NANN Research Committee
2009-Present Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Division of NANN
2009-Present Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
2006-2008, President Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN); 2008, Past President; 2005-2006, President Elect
2002-Present Member, Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN)
2002-Present Member, Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN)Sigma Thata Tau, Xi Chapter- Inducted 1985
1984-Present Member, AWHONN
1984-Present Member, NANN, National Association of Neonatal Nurses
2010-Present, Grant Reviewer, Foundation of Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE)
2006-Present, Peer Reviewer for Advances in Neonatal Care
Gibbons Phalen, A. Presentation (Podium): Glucose Homeostasis in the Neonate: A Neuroprotective Strategy, DVANN Winter Meeting, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, January 29, 2013.
Gibbons Phalen, A. Presentation (Podium): Glucose Homeostasis in the Neonate: A Neuroprotective Strategy (Concurrent Session), NANN 28th Annual Educational Conference, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, October 17-20, 2012.
Phalen, A. & Rubarth, L. Presentation (Podium): Evidence-Based Practice: Defining the Problem and Implementing a Literature Search on the Web (Preconference), NANN 27th Annual Educational Conference, Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, September 14-17, 2011.
Rubarth, L. & Phalen, A. Presentation (Podium): How to Interpret a Research Article: Samples and Examples (In-Depth Symposium), NANN 27th Annual Educational Conference, Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, September 14-17, 2011.
Gibbons Phalen, A. Presentation (Podium): Integrating Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research in Clinical Teaching, 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference, John Ammon Education Center, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, November 5, 2010
Gibbons Phalen, A. Research Presentation (Podium): Implementation of the AAP Recommendations to Reduce SIDS Risk in NICUs: An Evaluation of Nursing Knowledge and Practice, 5th Annual NANN Research Summit, Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 6-8, 2010
Gibbons Phalen, A. Fifth Annual National Patient Safety Conference: Partnerships in Patient Safety: Sharing the Evidence in Patient Safety and Quality. Inn of Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 28-29, 2008
2014-Present, Principal Investigator, “Cerebral and Splanchnic Oxygenation in Premature Neonates Concomitant with Nasogastric Feedings”, National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
2010-2013, Co-Investigator, “Understanding the Student Experience of DNP Graduates from and Online Distance Education Program”, Jefferson College of Nursing
1999- 2001, Principal Investigator, "Measuring Human Milk Intake in Preterm Infants: Correlation of the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS) and Test Weighing”, Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE)
Lyons, M.G. & Phalen, A. (July/August 2014). A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Flushing Protocols in Homecare Patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 37(4), 270-281.
D’Agostino, JA. Gerdes, M., Hoffman, C., Manning, ML., Phalen, A. & Berbaum, J. (May/June 2013). Provider use of corrected age during health supervision visits for premature infants. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(3), 172-179. First published online (2011).
Lyons, M.G. & Phalen A.G. (2012, September/October). An Evidentiary Review of Flushing Protocols in Home Care Patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. INFUSION, 18(5), 32-44.
Cordaro, T., Gibbons Phalen, A. & Zukowsky, K. (June 2012). Hypothermia and occlusive skin wraps in the low birth weight premature infant: An evidentiary review. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(2), 78-85.
Phalen, A.G. (2012). Commentary on educational outcomes associated with providing comprehensive guidelines program about nursing care of preterm neonates receiving total parenteral nutrition. Clinical Nursing Research, 21(2), 159-163.
Gibbons Phalen, A., Kirkby, S., & Dysart, K. (April/June 2012). The 5-minute Apgar score, survival and short term outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants. The Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing, 26(2), 166-171, Doi: 1097/JPN.obo13e31825277e9
Lauver, L., & Gibbons Phalen, A. (January/February 2012). An example of a statistics course in a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program. Nurse Educator, 37(1), 36-41.
Gibbons Phalen, A., & Schwoebel, A. (2011). Glucose homeostasis in the neonate: Protection against cerebral injury. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 11(3), 160-166.
Grazel, R., Gibbons Phalen, A., Polomano, R. (2010). Implementation of the AAP recommendations to reduce SIDS risk in NICUs: An evaluation of nursing knowledge and practice. Advances in Neonatal Care,10(6), 332-342.
Brooten, D., Kumar, S., Brown, L., Butts, P., Finkler, S. Sachs, S., Gibbons, A., Delivoria- Papadopoulos, M. (1986). A randomized clinical trial of early hospital discharge and home follow up of very low birthweight infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 315(15), 934-939.
Awards & Honors
2016, Wharton Executive Leadership Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2016, Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, Jefferson College of Nursing
2014, Excellence in Teaching Award for the DNP Program, Jefferson College of Nursing
2012, Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2006, People to People International: Child Health Delegation to Russia
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- A randomized controlled comparison of flushing protocols in home care patients with peripherally inserted central catheters
- Provider use of corrected age during health supervision visits for premature infants
- Commentary on educational outcomes associated with providing a comprehensive guidelines program about nursing care of preterm neonates receiving total parenteral nutrition
- The 5-minute apgar score: Survival and short-term outcomes in extremely low-birth-weight infants
- An example of a statistics course in a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program
- Erratum: An example of a statistics course in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (Nurse Educator (2012) 37:1 (36-41))
- Glucose Homeostasis in the Neonate: Protection Against Cerebral Injury
- Implementation of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations to reduce sudden infant death syndrome risk in neonatal intensive care units: An evaluation of nursing knowledge and practice