Assistant Professor of Nursing
Deborah O’Dell’s area of interest is in mental health and illness and its impact on every patient a nurse will care for. She teaches the following courses in the B.S.N. program: Nursing of the Mental Health Patient and Family and Nursing Assessment of the Patient. She also enjoys taking nursing students to a facility to care for a primarily homeless population and has integrated faith and spirituality into her Mental Health class using online modules. She uses interactive learning strategies including role-plays, case studies, poster making, and free-write. She has published articles and presented on the importance of mental health for patients and nurses, and the ethical use of technology in the health care setting.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Long Beach, CA
Grace Brethren International Missions
Los Alamitos Medical Center
Los Alamitos, CA