Heather Louise Dunn, PhD, ACNP-BC, ARNP
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, Quad Cities Campus
1515 5th Ave., Suite 400, Moline, IL 61265
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Select Medical Corporation, Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Weaning at LTACH’s: Does Mobilization Influence Outcomes?, Principle Investigator
Dunn, H,Quinn, L, Corbridge, S., Eldeirawi, K., Kapella, M., & Collins, E. (2017). Mobilization of prolonged mechanical ventilation patients: An integrative review. Heart & Lung: The journal of critical care, 46(4), 221-233.
Dunn, H,Quinn, L, Corbridge, S., Eldeirawi, K., Kapella, M., & Collins, E. (2017). Cluster Analysis in Nursing Research: An Introduction, Historical Perspective, and Future Directions. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Dunn, H., Anderson, M. A., & Hill, P. (2010). Nighttime lighting in intensive care units. Critical Care Nurse, 30(3), 31-7.
2018 PhD Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL: anticipated
2009 MS Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Illinois at Chicago - Quad Cities Regional Program, Moline, Illinois
1998 BS Nursing, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology
Licensures and Certifications
American Nurse Credentialing Center - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Iowa Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Iowa Registered Nurse
Illinois Registered Nurse
American Thoracic Society
Midwest Nursing Research Society
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau - Alpha Lambda Chapter
Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society
2018 Needham, D. & Dunn, H. (2018, May). Surviving Critical Illness: Optimizing outcomes in the post-ICU space. Co-chair of scientific symposium session at The American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA.
2018 Dunn H., Laghi, F., Quinn, L., Corbridge, S., Eldeirawi, K, Kapella, M., Steffen, E. Collins, E. (2018, May). A Latent Class Analysis of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Patients at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Subtype Differences in Outcomes. Poster Presentation at The American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA.
2017 Dunn, H. (2017, September). Pulmonary diagnostic tests and how to interpret their findings. Podium Presentation at The Cardiovascular Interventions and Practice Guidelines Conference, Davenport, IA.
2017 Dunn, H.,Laghi, F., O’Connell, S., Ryan, C., Park, C., Collins, E. (2017, May). Differences in physical function after pulmonary rehabilitation training amongst clusters of moderate-to-severe COPD patients. Poster Presentation at The American Thoracic Society International Conference, Washington, D.C.
2017 Dunn, H., Laghi, F., O’Connell, S., Ryan, C., Park, C., Collins, E. (2017, March).. The relationship of physiologic clusters and symptom clusters as they impact physical function in patients with COPD: A latent class analysis. Poster Presentation at The Midwest Nursing Research Society 41stAnnual Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
2012 Dunn, H.& Tate, D. (July, 2012). Care of the Ventilated Patient. Podium Presentation at Select Specialty Hospital Professional Development Program, Davenport, IA.