D'Ana Brooks

DNP, RN, CNL, Clinical Instructor

School of Nursing

D’Ana Brooks is a clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. She joined the faculty at the UConn School of Nursing in August 2023 bringing her diverse clinical experience and expertise. Her clinical focus includes medical-surgical, pulmonary, behavioral health, drug detox, oncology, safety and quality. She is an active member of the Southern Connecticut Black Nurses Association (SCBNA) serving the nearby communities. Her scholarly work thus far has had a pertinent focus on quality and patient outcomes improvement through the enhancement of electronic health care platforms. Brooks teaches across all settings including clinical, simulation labs, and courses at the undergraduate level.

• DNP, University of Connecticut, 2023
• MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Connecticut, 2018
• BSN, Fairfield University, 2015
• BS, Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2014

Honors & Awards:
•2019: Smilow Luminary Award for Leadership, Smilow Cancer Hospital-Yale New Haven Hospital
•2023: Josephine A. Dolan Award for the Scholarship of Application

Selected Publications:
Brooks, D., Gineo, E., Mancini, K., & Matousek, C. (2022). The Commission on Cancer Standard 4.2: An Innovative Approach to Monitor Compliance. Oncology Nursing Forum, 49(2), E68. 10.1188/22.ONF.E2

Brooks, D., Seropian, S., Axtmayer, A., Giacomara, S., & Dormal, A. (2023). Implementation of Performance Score Best Practice Advisory for Cellular Therapy Patients to Improve Documentation Compliance. Oncology Nursing Forum, 50(2), 128. 10.1188/23.ONF.E2
Dormal, A., Smith, W., & Brooks, D. (2023). Implementation of Filgrastim Administration Guidelines for Cellular Therapy Collections Within the EPIC Apheresis Flowsheet. Oncology Nursing Forum, 50(2), 136-137. 10.1188/23.ONF.E2

D'Ana Brooks
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