Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader Abigail Mitchell, DHED, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA, RN who Provides Care for the Western New York Area

Get to know Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader Abigail Mitchell, who serves within D’Youville College and Kaleida Health.

Abigail graduated with her Nursing degree as a Registered Nurse from Niagara County Community College in 1991, giving her over two decades of experience in her field. Furthering her education she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Niagara University in 1995 followed by her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2000. In 2008 she received her Doctorate Degree in Health Education from A.T. Still University. In 2012 she became a Certified Nurse Educator

To stay up to date in her field, Abigail remains a professional member of the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York and is a Fellow of the Higher Education in Research and Development Society of Australia. She has also been inducted as a member of Gamma Theta Tau, Zeta NU, nursing honor societies of Sigma Theta Tau. In 2009 she was awarded the Nurse of Distinction of WNY by the Professional Nurses Association of WNY, Academic Excellence, achieving the top Grade Point Average in the DHEd, and the Kaleida Health Nurse (DeGraff) of Distinction Award, in 2015 she was awarded the Ruth T. McGrorey Award for leadership in Nursing by the Professional Nurses Association of WNY. In 2018, she was awarded the Kaleida Nurse of Distinction for DeGraff Memorial Hospital.

Abigail is a Professor within the school of nursing at  D’Youville College. She also practices as a nurse leader within Kaleida Health. She holds an expertise in curriculum, mentoring, research, higher education issues, and leadership.

Abigail attributes her professional success to the support of her family, as well as desire to keep active. When she is not working she enjoys being a bagpiper with the Celtic Spirit pipe band in which they do many community functions.

Nurse educators are registered nurses (RNs) who have obtained advanced nursing degrees that allow them to teach nursing curriculum at colleges and universities, teaching and helping to train the future nurses of the world. They serve as faculty members in both nursing schools and teaching hospitals, transferring their valuable knowledge, experience, and skill sets to their students who will ultimately serve as the next generation of nurses. Many nurse educators, in addition to working in the classroom and teaching, also work in clinical settings. The best nurse educators will exhibit exceptional leadership qualities, have excellent communication abilities, and have in-depth, comprehensive knowledge in their given field. Nurse educators are responsible for designing, evaluating, updating, and implementing new and current nursing education curriculum. These educational professionals act as both advisers and role models for the students, assisting them in their journeys toward becoming successful licensed registered nurses.

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