Nursing-Grad Instruction

Joanne Dalton

Associate Professor

t 781-768-7326


PhD, Nursing, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, 1995

MS, Nursing, Boston University, 1973

BS, Nursing, Boston College, 1969

Diploma, Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, 1965


Dr. Dalton has been a member of the Regis College Faculty since 2006. She is also nurse scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a program and education consultant at Norwell Visiting Nurse Association. Prior to Regis, Dr. Dalton taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Emmanuel College and Northeastern University. She is a member of many professional organizations including Eastern Nursing Research Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society; and has conducted numerous presentations. She has been certified as a public/community health clinical specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center effective December 1, 2012 through November 30, 2017.


Hong, Ellenbecker, Chen, Dalton, and Zhan. In Press. "The Influence of Social Environmental Factors on Re-hospitalization Among Patients Receiving Home Health Care Services." Advances in Nursing Science.

Dalton, J.M. 2012. "Diabetes Disease Management in a Home Care Setting." Home Health Care Management & Practice, 24(1), 38-49.

Dalton, J.M. 2009. "Research in Home Care." Home Health Care Nursing: Trends, Issues, and Research. L. Neal-Boylan (ed.) (Chapter 3, pp. 27-41). Washington: Home Care University.

Dalton, J.M. Aber, C. & Fawcett, J. 2009. "Student’s Perceptions of Home Visiting." Home Healthcare Nurse, 27, 253-261.

Dalton, J.M. & Cloutterbuck, J. 2009. "Application of the Cloutterbuck Minimum Data Matrix to a Community Health Nursing Course." Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 217-221.

Dalton, J.M. 2006. Review of "Nursing Theories: Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations." 2nd ed. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Kim, H.S., & Kollack, I. (eds). November/December.

Dalton, J.M., Garvey, J., & Samia, L. 2006. "Evaluation of a Diabetes Disease Management Home Care Program." Health Care Management & Practice. 18, 272-285.

Dalton, J.M. 2005. "Identifying Outcomes for the Home Care Patient with Diabetes." Caring, XXIV, 14-17.

Dalton, J.M. 2005. "Client-Caregiver-Nurse Coalition Formation in Decision-Making Situations During Home Visits." Journal of Advanced Nursing, 5, 291-299.

Dalton, J.M. 2004. "Designing a Project to Evaluate a Home Care Diabetes Disease Management Program." The Diabetes Educator, 301, 1-23.

Dalton, J.M., Abdellah, L. Hastert-Cestari, L., Fawcett, J. 2004. "OASIS, MDS, and Orem’s Self-Care Framework: Using Exisiting Healthcare Organization Data for Nursing Research." Self-Care & Dependent-Care Nursing, 12, 10-14.

Dalton, J.M. 2003. "Development and Testing of the Theory of Collaborative Decision-Making in Nursing Practice for Triads." Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41, 22-33.

Ellenbecker, C.H., Dalton, J.M., Alster, K. 2002. "Collaboration with Master’s Students in Home Health Care Research." Home Health Care Management & Practice, 15, 59-66.

Dalton, J.M. 2001. "Research in Home Care Nursing." Neal, l. J. & Madigan, E.. Core Curriculum for Home Health Care Nursing, Chapter 38. Washington, DC: Home Care University.

Dalton, J.M. 2001. "Using OASIS Patient Outcomes to Evaluate a Cardiac Disease Management Program: A Case Study." Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 5, 167-172.

Dalton, J. 1999. Book Review of "OASIS and OBQI: A Guide for Education and Implementation." Home Healthcare Nurse, 17(1), 52.

Dalton, J.M. 1985. "A Descriptive Study: Defining Characteristics of the Nursing Diagnosis Cardiac Output, Decreased. Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 17, 113-117.

Dalton, J.M. 1979. "Nursing Diagnosis in a Community Health Setting." Nursing Clinics of North America, 14, 525-531.


Dalton, J.M. Completed data collection in the research project: Diabetes: A Family Affair. Completing SPSS data entry and data analysis summer 2012. Research was accepted for poster presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in November 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA and at the Eastern Nursing Research Society in April 2013.

Dalton, J.M. & Matteis, M. Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholars at Regis College. Support and Diabetes Self Care Activities in Older Adults: A Family Affair. 2010.

Dalton, J.M. Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholars at Regis College: Enhancing Teaching of Research in the Nursing Graduate Programs. 2008.

Dalton, J.M. The Effect of a Home Visit in Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health on Community Health Nursing Clinical Behaviors. 2004 –2006.

Dalton, J.M. Evaluation of a Diabetes Disease Management Homecare Program. 2000-2002.

Dalton, J.M. Development of Relational ACVNA Scannable Admission Data Base: Integration of OASIS Data Set with Management, Performance Improvement, Clinical and Central Intake Perspectives. 1996-1999.

Dalton, J.M. 1995. "Client-Caregiver-Nurse Interaction in a Home Care Setting." PhD diss., University of Rhode Island. Dissertation Abstracts International 56. 4814B.


Faculty Development Grant. Creation of a simulated home visit experience for pre-licensure nursing students in Community Health Nursing Course (NU 340/640), 2012.

University of Massachusetts-Boston Dean’s Incentive Grant. Diabetes Disease Management in Home Care, 2005.

Small Research Grant Award from University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Nursing.

Research Award. Theta Alpha Chapter Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau. Anne Kibrick , EdD, FAAN, RN.University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Nursing.

Community and Family Nursing Department Research Award. University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Nursing.Using OASIS Patient Outcomes to Evaluate a Cardiac Disease Management Program. 1997-1999.

Grant received from Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter.

Nursing Department

t 781-768-7090

Mailing Address

Regis College
College Hall 377
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
PO Box 10
Regis College: Faculty Search
Faculty, Search
Faculty Search page