Sally Villasenor, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

Sally Villasenor, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor (Clinical) and Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Program Coordinator

148 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
sally.villasenor@wayne.edu
313-577-2204

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Sally Villasenor, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

Bio Sketch

Dr. Sally Villaseñor is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) with 26 years experience in the critical care, emergency department, and urgent care settings. Clinical areas of expertise are: Emergency Department & Urgent Care of Adults; Intensive & Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (GCNE).

She is an assistant professor & alumnus of Wayne State University (WSU) College of Nursing. Her teaching experience includes physical assessment, pathophysiology, applied pharmacotherapeutics, and nursing informatics in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program. She is currently the specialty coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (GCNE).

Sally has participated in multiple DNP project committees with students as both chair & reader. Translation of research into practice interests are: Care continuity with use of virtual personal health records; Bridging the communication gaps between acute and primary care; Advancing technology in healthcare and nursing; Challenges with electronic prescribing.

She chaired the DNP Curriculum committee for WSU Faculty Association for 3 years (2019-2022) and is co-chairing the College of Nursing Strategic Planning committee (2022-2027) with Dr. Kristina Aaron while serving on the WSU Graduate Council (2022-2024). 

She is currently doing a 2-year Fellowship (2023-2025) with the WSU Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL) to become a peer reviewer of the Quality Matters (QM) Rubic for online & hybrid courses. She is also a recipient of an assessment grant from WSU (for the 23-24 AY) to to build a sustainable, more robust assessment portfolio of the GCNE program that elicits students’ and graduate perspectives on their preparation for teaching nursing and on the quality of clinical sites.

Education

  • DNP, Wayne State University, 2016
  • MSN, Wayne State University, 2003
  • BSN, Wayne State University, 1996
  • BA, Adrian College, 1994
  • Basic EMT - Huron Valley Ambulance, 1993

Research Interests

  • Quality improvement involving translation of research into practice and policy   
  • Care continuity with use of virtual personal health records
  • Bridging the communication gaps between acute and primary care
  • Advancing technology in healthcare and nursing
  • Challenges with electronic prescribing and other areas of healthcare informatics
  • Nursing education process improvement

Project types:

  • Quality improvement
  • Program evaluation
  • Policy analysis

Methodologies:

  • PDSA
  • Logic model
  • Kaizen

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Board Certified Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Department & Urgent Care of Adults
  • Intensive & Critical Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Selected publications

Chapters in production

  • Villaseñor, S. (2023). Patient Empowerment. In Sewell J. P. & Thede L. Q. (2023). Informatics and nursing : opportunities and challenges (7th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (In Production).
  • Villaseñor, S. (2023). Interoperability. In Sewell J. P. & Thede L. Q. (2023). Informatics and nursing : opportunities and challenges (7th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (In Production).

Presentations

  • Villasenor, S. (October 13, 2023). Bone Up on Musculoskeletal Assessment. Workshop Presentation, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) Annual Conference. Grand Rapids, MI

Published chapters & articles

  • Villaseñor, S., Fetters, L. & Akintade, B. (2023). Musculoskeletal Disorders. In Fuller, V. & McCauley, P. eds., (2023). Textbook for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Evidence-Based Standards of Practice (1st ed.). Springer Publishing, New York. ISBN-10: 0826152325. ISBN-13: 978-0826152329.
  • Villaseñor, S. & Galuardi, M. (2022). Evidence-based practice and pharmacotherapeutics. In Vallerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A. (2022). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (18th ed.), Philadelphia, FA Davis Company. ISBN-10: 1719646406
  • Villaseñor, S. & Galuardi, M. (2022). Medication errors. In Vallerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A. (2022). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (18th ed.), Philadelphia, FA Davis Company. ISBN-10: 1719646406
  • Villaseñor, S. & Galuardi, M. (2022). Special dosing considerations. In Vallerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A. (2022). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (18th ed.), Philadelphia, FA Davis Company. ISBN-10: 1719646406
  • Fetters, L., & Villaseñor, S. (2021). Erysipelas, the “Other” Cellulitis: A Practical Guide for Nurse Practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP). 17(8), 954-957. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.04.026
  • Villaseñor, S., Walker, T, Fetters, L, & McCoy, M. (2017). e-Prescribing in the acute care setting: Determining the educational and motivational needs of healthcare providers. Computers, Informatics, Nursing (CIN), 35(8), 392-400. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000340
  • Villaseñor, S., Krouse, H.J. (2016). Can the use of urgent care clinics improve access to care without undermining continuity in primary care? Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(6):335-41. https://doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12314
  • Villaseñor, S., Piscotty, RJ Jr. (2016). The current state of e-prescribing: Implications for advanced practice registered nurses. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(1):54-61. https://doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12263

Articles & presentations in collaboration with students:

  • Petrucci, C. M., Villaseñor, S., Brown, W. G., & Peters, R. M. (2022). Traumatic Stress and Depression Risk Screening at an ACS Verified Trauma Center. Journal of trauma nursing: The Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 29(3), 142–151. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTN.0000000000000640
  • Darsa, N., Walker, T., Villasenor, S.,Boudreau, K. (2022). Improving Postoperative Transfer of Care Through a Structured Handoff System: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presentation (with student) for the WSU Contemporary Issues in Urban Health conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • Affholter, S., Villaseñor, S., Balint, K. (2021). Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Reduction of Late Cancellations and No-Shows using a Nurse Navigator. Poster presentation (with student) for the WSU Contemporary Issues in Urban Health conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • Bassalious, M., Oliver-McNeil, S., Villasenor, S. (2021). Utilizing Medisafe® Application to Enhance Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Diseases: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presentation (with student) for the WSU Contemporary Issues in Urban Health conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Professional Practice Award, 2012

Courses taught by Sally Villasenor, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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