Office

Main Campus, Room 247A (for assistance, see Concettamarie Myers in Room 247B)

 

Biography

As dean of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Trocaire College, Dr. Griswold brings an extensive background in nursing administration and teaching in nursing education. Additionally, she has a proven track record of leadership within several organizations. Her doctoral research focused on the high attrition rates of nursing students with a retention plan called The Umbrella Model of Nursing Student Retention; Summer Immersion Program. This model was used as the framework for Trocaire’s Pathways to Nursing Success Program.

Additionally, Dr. Griswold has published many articles and publications, and has presented at several local and national conferences. She is the founder and president of Health Care Educators and Legal Nurse Consultants, Inc.

During her 20-year career, she has worked as a child psychiatric nurse and a Director of Nursing for different organizations, and she taught nursing for more than 12 years (in practical nursing, associate’s degree, and bachelor degree nursing programs). she has vast experiences with legal ethical issues in healthcare, psychiatric mental health nursing, workplace violence/safety and patient care.

Prior to taking the dean position at Trocaire College, Dr. Griswold attended the 2015 Academic Leadership Nursing Leadership Academy: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The Academy enhances the skills of current leaders, provide succession planning, and develops emerging leaders. The academy goal was to: “Develop a faculty leadership model to help prepare academic leaders for leadership positions in the academe, in clinical practice, and in our nursing profession, and to recruit and retain quality faculty.”

 

Education

Ed.D., Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Walden University, 2014

  • Specialization is designed for administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization

MS, Nursing, Health Systems Management
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2003

  • Maryland State Board of Nursing Management Practicum: This practicum was completed under the supervision of the Director of Discipline and Rehabilitation. Attended pre-board hearings that came before the Maryland Board of Nursing, and developed strategies of management related to the administrative role of the nurse within the contemporary healthcare environment. During the internship, took charge of the Taxonomy of Error, Root Cause Analysis and Practice Responsibility project.

Certificate, Business of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2002

BS, Nursing
Villa Julie College/Union Memorial Hospital, Stevenson, MD, 1995

 

Professional Experience

Dean, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2016-Present

  • Acts as division’s chief academic administrator, overseeing academic programs and coursework within the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing (which includes the Practical Nursing Certificate; the Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree; and the Baccalaureate of Science Degree with a major in nursing).

President
Health Care Educators, Inc. 1996-Present

Associate Professor of Nursing
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD, 2011-2016

Associate Professor of Nursing, Simulation Coordinator, Lab Coordinator, Course Coordinator
Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2004-2011

Adjunct Instructor
Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD, 2006-2013

Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2004

Director of Nursing
Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, MD, 2002-2003

Director of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator
Taylor Manor Hospital, Ellicott City, MD, 2000-2002

 

Publications

Dissertation: Understanding Causes of Attrition of 1st- and 2nd-Year Nursing Students (2014) Walden  University. Has been downloaded over 2,500 times.

Book: Griswold, C.M. (1997). I’m Not Just A Patient…I’m A Health Care Consumer. Columbia, MD: Health Care Educators and Consultants, Inc. ISBN: 0-9657243-0-1

Book Reviews

Created Case Studies:
Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care, 8th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, November 2013

Created Case Studies and Edited:
Rosdahl, Textbook of Basic Nursing, 10th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, December 2013
Study Guide: Taylor, Lillis, LeMone, & Lynn; Fundamentals of Nursing the Art and Science of Nursing Care, 8th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins July 2011
Eby, L., Brown, N. (2009). Mental Health Nursing Care. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Dosage Book Prentice Hall (2009). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Medical Surgical Nursing (2009). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Articles

Griswold, C.M. (2008). Firing Patients. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, September 2008 Pending.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). The Best Defense Against Medication Errors. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, May 2008, 28-30.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). Lessons Learned from Hepatitis C Outbreak. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, May 2008, 26.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). Who Knew The Toll An Agency Physician Would Cause? Outpatient Surgery Magazine, pending 2008.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). Patient Falls from Operating Table and Dies Are you doing all you can to reduce the risk of patient falls? Outpatient Surgery Magazine, March 2008, 3: 22-23.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). How to Lower Your Liability Premiums Detailing surgical –error protocols will keep mishaps and rates down. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, January 2008, 2: 18-21.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). Practical Nursing Program a Day of Discovery. Vital Signs School of Health Professions CCBC Vol 5, Issue 2. June 2008.

Griswold, C.M. (2008). What’s New in the Practical Nursing Program. Vital Signs School of Health Professions CCBC. Vol 5, Issue 1. March 2008.

Griswold, C.M. (2007). Transitions, Vital Signs School of Health Professions The Community College of Baltimore County, Vol 4, Issue 2.

Griswold, C.M. (2006). Practical Nursing Program Highlights. Vital Signs School of Health Professions The Community College of Baltimore County, Vol. 3, Issue 1.

Griswold, C.M. (2002). Making Tough Choices. Nursing Spectrum, 12 (19): 14-15.

Griswold, C.M. (2003). What I Didn’t Learn In Nursing School, In Press.

Griswold, C.M. (2002). MSD Health News…Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1.

Presentations

Touch Points: Effective Strategies in Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing; 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society ; October 12-16, 2016

Combining Cultural Competence with Health Disparities: An Innovative Collaboration Co-Presented with Rebecca Diaz 40th Annual Conference: Transcultural Nursing Society 10/22-25/2014

Pitfalls in Social Media; Sinai Hospital; July 2011

MCCUN 2nd Annual Simulation Conference; Hagerstown Community College; June 2011

Co-Presenter on Verbal De-escalation Techniques in Simulation; MCCUN 1st Annual Simulation Conference

Hagerstown Community College; June 2010; Moderator: Lab Managers Roundtable Discussion

Community College of Baltimore County; April 2010; “Caring: Infusing Caring Throughout the Curriculum”

Community College of Baltimore County; May 2008; The Eighth All Employee Professional Development Conference; “Developing a Classroom Toolbox of Learning”

Community College of Baltimore County; Certified Nursing Assistance Job Fair Key Note Speaker; September 7, 2008; Resumes

NACLNC 13th Annual Conference “Making Breaking News and Put Your CLNC® Expertise in the Headlines”; March 18, 2008; “Developing a Classroom Toolbox of Learning”

MCAPD: Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Faculty Professional Development; Hosted by: Community College of Baltimore County; September 29, 2007; “Humor in the Classroom, Learning is FUN-da-mental”

Community College of Baltimore County; May 24, 2007; The Seventh All Employee Professional Development Conference; “Humor in the Classroom, Learning is FUN-da-mental”

CSD: Central Services for the Deaf, Frederick Maryland; In Development for DVD distribution; “Getting the Most from Your Health Care Dollars”

 

Miscellaneous

Board of Trustees member, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2018-Present

Board of Trustees member, The $100 Solution, 2018-Present