Biographies

Debra Standiford, MSN, APRN, CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

Phone: 513-636-7449

Fax: 513-803-0677

Email: debbie.standiford@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Care of children with diabetes

Clinical research related to diabetes

Biography

Debra A. Standiford, MSN, APRN, CNP, has been an employee of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1975.

From 1975 to 1977, Debra worked as a staff nurse on a chronic care unit, when she was promoted to charge nurse. She assumed the role of head nurse of the Orthopedic unit in 1978.

In 1980 and 1981, Debra worked part-time as a staff nurse on the Hematology/ Oncology unit and graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She worked as pediatric extension program liaison in nursing education. The focus of her work was the coordination of clinical experiences for undergraduate nursing students from local universities, colleges, and schools of nursing.

Debra assisted in orienting newly employed nurses and presenting in-services for clinical and managerial nurses. During 1983 and 1984, she was acting director of Educational Services for Nursing and assumed the role of educational nurse specialist while pursuing further education. She graduated with a master's degree in nursing management from Indiana University in 1987. She was promoted to nursing director of the Neurosurgical/Tracheostomy unit.

In 1992, Debra assumed the role of diabetes research nurse. The major focus of her work was the coordination of clinical research studies related to diabetes in children and young adults.

Debra has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, and in 1989, was certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Currently, Debra works with families of children diagnosed with diabetes. She also continues to function as a coordinator of clinical research studies related to diabetes.

Education and Training

Diploma of Nursing: The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975.

BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981.

MSN: Nursing Administration, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind.,1987.

Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.

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