Nursing-Grad Instruction

Patricia Dardano

Associate Professor

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DNSc, Boston University, School of Nursing

MSN, University of Delaware

BSN, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Diploma, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing


Dr. Dardano has been a member of the Regis faculty since 1995 coming as faculty for the initiation of the innovative generic master’s nursing program for second degree students. She has subsequently served as Chairperson of the Graduate Nursing Program and the Doctor in Nursing Practice program prior to being appointed as Associate Dean for the post-licensure nursing programs. She has served on many Regis committees including the Presidential Search Committee, 2010-2011, College Admissions and Women’s Study Committee; Promotions, Tenure and Sabbatical Grants Committee; Admissions, Retention and Progression Committee; Assessment and Outcomes Committee, and Kaneb Faculty Grants Committee. She represented Regis College at the Fall 2011 session of the AACN in Washington, DC and serves as the Nursing Research Scientist at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a collaborative academic-practice partnership endeavor between Regis and Lahey. She also has been chairperson of a number of Doctoral Thesis Committees at Regis.

Her prior teaching experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science in Boston; part-time Instructor in Community Health Nursing; Clinical Instructor at Community Health/Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Instructor in the Baccalaureate Program at Boston University School of Nursing.

Dr. Dardano is a member of many professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, Pi epsilon Chapter (Regis and Emmanuel Colleges) and Theta-at-Large Chapter (Boston University, Simmons and Curry Colleges); Massachusetts Rhode Island League for Nursing, Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree in Nursing programs (vice-chairperson, 1994-1996), member Joint Program Planning Committee; elected to Nominating and Scholarship Committees; National League for Nursing; American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Eastern Nursing Research Society; and Boston University Nursing Archives Associates.


Boston Globe, Salute to Nurses Honoree, 2010

Co-Hostess/Escort for Honorary Degree Recipient, Dr. Altha Stewart, May 13 and 14, 2006

Sabbatical Grant recipient, Regis College, Spring, 2005

Kaneb Grant Recipient, Regis College “Adult Day Health Center: A Study of Program Outcomes” (Co-conducted with Drs. Mary Smalarz and Toni Hays) eLearning Mentoring Grant recipient, (funded through Davis Educational Foundation), 2002-2003

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Program Evaluator, 2004 to present

National League for Nursing, Item Writer for Pediatric State Board Examination, New York City, 1980

United States Federal Traineeship, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1971-1973


Bittner, N.P. & Dardano, P.B. “Collaborating to Create a Culture of Evidence Based Nursing Practice,” poster presentation, NLN (National League for Nursing) Faculty Leadership Conference, January 11-13, 2008, Orlando, FL.

Dardano, P.B & Bittner, N., “The Adult Learner: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning,” Faculty Presentation, Regis College, 2003.

Dardano, P.B., The adult learner: The New “traditional” nursing student, Baystate Nurse, pp. 5, 7, 10, September 1998.

Crowley, M. & Dardano, P.B., Technology in nursing education, Regis Today, 7, Spring 1997.

Dardano, P.B., “Intervening with families with Preschoolers and epilepsy,” In L.M. Wright and M. Leahey (Eds.) Families and Chronic Illness, (275-292, Springhouse Publishing, 1991.

Dardano, P.B. & Jarvis, L., “Families at Risk,” L. Jarvis, Community Health Nursing: Keeping the Public Healthy (2nd. Ed.), 169-178, F.A. Davis, 1985

Jarvis, L. & Dardano, P., “Family—and overview,” L. Jarvis, L. Community Health Nursing: Keeping the Public Healthy (2nd ed), 151-168, F.A. Davis, 1985.

Buzinski, P., “The practitioner-teacher model as implemented with the developmentally disabled child and his family,” J.A.Beal (ed.) Issues and Advances in Pediatric Nursing, 217-230, Reston Publishing Co., 1983.

Buzinski, P., “Groups for brothers and sisters of developmentally disabled children: One Component of a family-centered approach,” Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 4, 45-50, 1973.

Books Reviewed

George, J. (Ed.), Nursing Theories (4th Ed.), New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001.


Primary Research Resource Collaboration: A. O’Brien and Arlene Stoller, “Nurses’ Perceptions of the Existence of Horizontal Violence in the Workplace and its Impact on Patient Care.” Quantitative data reported at Nursing Research Days, 2011; Qualitative data reported, May 2012, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Dissertation: “Mothers of Children with Epilepsy: Experiences and Life Goals” (Qualitative Study)

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