Dr. Dana Mitchell joined the UABSON as faculty in 2015. Her clinical expertise includes critical care nursing and cardiology, with subspecialty experience in heart failure and heart and lung transplantation. She holds a specialty certification in heart failure nursing and is an active member of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. Dr. Mitchell teaches in both the graduate and prelicensure programs.
Dr. Mitchell has special interests in care coordination and transitions of care for chronically ill adults, especially in relation to heart failure.
Dr. Mitchell's primary teaching focus is within the pre-licensure program, having taught primarily in foundational skills, adult health, and pharmacology classes. In October 2018, Dr. Michell became BSN Program Director for Senior Level Students. She enjoys the rewards and challenges associated with teaching pre-licensure students and is especially interested in mentoring these students as they enter the nursing profession.
Dr. Mitchell has also taught in the MSN program, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track, and serves regularly as a DNP Project Chair and committee member.