Amita Avadhani, DNP, DCC, ACNP-BC, NP-BC, CCRN, FAANP, FCCM

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Specialty Director, Post Masters DNP-Practice (Executive Model), Interim Specialty Director for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program, and Associate Professor

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice

Newark Health Sciences

SSB 1138

(973) 972-9656

Specialty: Probiotics, infectious disease prevention, critical care, end-of-life care, nursing education and simulation, quality of work life

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Certified as Diplomate of Comprehensive Care (DCC), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Interested in Clinical Research.

  • Areas of Research Interest: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care
  • Doctoral Research: A Meta- analysis on efficacy of probiotics for prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea and Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease.
  • Masters Research: Relationship between Standardized Health Education Conducted by Registered Nurses and Behavioral Changes that Modify Risk Factors and Cholesterol Levels.
  • Capstone Projects Chair:
    A.   Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection among Obese Patients versus Non-obese Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery-Completed APR 2013
    B.   Effectiveness of Self care Management Education in a Nurse Practitioner managed clinic-In progress
    C.   Effectiveness of Early initiation of Stroke guidelines in improving patient outcomes
  • Research in Progress:
    Randomized Controlled Trial of efficacy of probiotic; Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG for prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea and Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease in hospitalized adults.