Denice Mendenhall, RN, MN

Denice-Mendenhall

Instructor of Nursing

E-mail: mendenhalld@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.882.0223
Fax: 573.884.4544

S432 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Adult medical/surgical nursing; Oncology

Interest Area(s)

Symptom management in adults with cancer; Test construction and analysis; Curriculum development and alternative teaching methods

Education

  • BSN, The Ohio State University
  • MN, University of Washington

Bio and Professional Experience

  • Staff nurse: Surgical unit 1980-82
  • Assistant Head Nurse: Surgical unit; 1982-83
  • Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist: 1986-1989
  • Oncology Medical Head Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist: 1989-1990
  • Faculty, Undergraduate: 1990 to present: Taught both junior and senior students in a variety of adult nursing courses

Teaching Responsibilities

Faculty facilitator for Interdisciplinary Activities with MU Medical School and Allied Health School. Programs facilitated: Partners in Education/Partners in CareThe Integrated Interprofessional Patient Safety Curriculum, Disclosure of an Adverse Event and Interprofessional Curriculum for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement from Fall 2011-current.

Presentations and Lectures

  • “Test Construction Analysis”, Undergraduate SON Faculty Meeting, Denice Mendenhall, S455 School of Nursing, both October 2008 and January 2011.
  • “Identifying the Clinical Nursing Question,” 5th Evidence-Based Practice on the Front Line: Pre-Conference Workshop, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 2012.
  • “Evidence-Based Nursing 101: The Basics” 6th Evidence-Based Practice on the Front Line: Pre-Conference Workshop, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 2013.

Honors and Awards

  • Betty Crim Faculty Enhancement Award Recipient (2013)
  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty from Graduating Class May 2013.
  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty from Graduating Class December 2012.
  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty from Graduating Class May 2011.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, April 2011.

Memberships and Service 

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International 1985- present
  • SON Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee (2003-present) Chairperson (2012-16)
  • Committee member, Boone Hospital Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee (2010-present)
  • Founder and ongoing Committee planning member, NODE Annual Evidence Based Practice Conferences, MUSSON from 2008- present.