A former hospital administrator and a quintuple `Hoo, I am passionate about teaching nursing students the leadership, business and communication skills they need to change the way patients are treated through health systems theory and public health systems research.
After several years as a bedside nurse, I determined to earn my MBA with a notion to become a hospital CEO. I soon realized that even healthcare administrators have limited ability to make meaningful, powerful, lasting changes due to our complex system – and that I would be much better suited developing research to influence the delivery of healthcare through policy.
Today, after earning my PhD in nursing, I’m doing what I do best: Empowering students to understand the healthcare environment, influence it and create systems that make changes that benefit our patients. Through my courses, students are taught the nuts and bolts of leadership, management and finance, and exposed to communication and management strategies and theory – and hopefully come away stronger, more confident, and better clinicians, researchers and colleagues. As director of research at Martha Jefferson Hospital, I helped RNs there understand how to change policy through evidence-based study. As a researcher on topics related to public health, nursing history, and the effects of geography on the health of vulnerable populations, I use my skills to create systems for caregivers to affect change.
And I love what I do.
- Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Research FocusMy research focuses on the effect of geography on the health of vulnerable populations, specifically the effect of rurality on the ability for cancer survivors to access the supportive care needs to maximize their Quality of Life. My secondary research focus is determining the barriers and facilitators to implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in nursing practice in the community hospital setting.
Clinical FocusI am a certified Clinical Nurse Leader, with a focus on implementation of EBP in clinical practice
Teaching FocusMy primary teaching focus in the CNL program is capstone development, incorporating an in-depth understanding of quality improvement tools, data analysis and presentation, change management, and manuscript preparation. I have a passion for teaching scientific writing, and I work with students individually and in class to improve their skills. I work one-on-one with doctoral students primarily in large secondary data set analysis and analysis using geographic information systems (GIS).
Doede, A.L., DeGuzman, P. (2020). The disappearing lake: An historical analysis of drought and the Salton Sea in the context of the GeoHealth framework. Geohealth, 4(6), 1-10.
Lacey, V., Good, K., Toliver, C., Jenkins, S., & DeGuzman, P. B. (2019). Evaluation of 12-week shelf life of patient-ready endoscopes. Gastroenterology Nursing, 42(2), 159-164. doi:10.1097/sga.0000000000000364
DeGuzman, P. B., Chu, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). Built and natural environment barriers and facilitators to physical activity in rural, suburban, and small urban neighborhoods. Oncology Nursing Forum, 46(5), 545-555. doi:10.1188/19.ONF.545-555
Keim-Malpass, J., Croson, E., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & DeGuzman, P. (2019). Towards translational health policy: Findings from a state evaluation of programs targeting children with special health care needs. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 24(2), 1-12240. doi:10.1111/jspn.12240
DeGuzman P., Altrui, P., Doede A. L., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Using geospatial analysis to determine access gaps among children with special healthcare needs. Health Equity, 2(1), 1-4. doi:10.1089/heq.2017.0050
DeGuzman, P. B., Cotilon, K., Nail, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Survivorship care plans: Rural, low-income breast cancer survivor perspectives. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(6), 692-698. doi:10.1188/17.CJON.692-698
Gwon, S., DeGuzman, P., & Kulbok, P. A. (2017). Density and proximity of licensed tobacco retailers and adolescent smoking: A narrative review. Journal of School Nursing, 33(1), 18-29. doi:10.1177/1059840516679710
DeGuzman, P. B., Altrui, P., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Geospatial gaps in early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(6), 663-670. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.05.003
DeGuzman, P. B., Cohn, W. F., Camacho, F., Edwards, B .L., Sturz, V. N., & Schroen, A. T. (2017). Impact of urban neighborhood disadvantage on late stage breast cancer diagnosis in Virginia. Journal of Urban Health, 94(2), 199-210. doi:10.1007/s11524-017-0142-5
Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E. M., DeGuzman, P., Stoler, M., & Kennedy, C. (2017). Legislative activity related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the United States (2006-2015): A cry for evidence-based policy. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 10, 29-32. doi:10.2147/rmhp.s128247
Deguzman, P., & Schminkey, D. (2016). Influencing cancer outcomes through genomic change via upstream interventions for neighborhood-associated toxic stress in the United States: A research framework. Public Health Nursing, 33(6), 547-557. doi:10.1111/phn.12290
DeGuzman, P. B., & Mitchell, E. M. (2016). Public health nurses in cancer care: Broadening the intersection. Public Health Nursing, 33(6), 481-482. doi:10.1111/phn.12296
Goode, V., Phillips, E., DeGuzman, P., Hinton, I., Rovnyak, V., Scully, K., & Merwin, E. (2016). A patient safety dilemma: Obesity in the surgical patient. AANA Journal, 84(6), 404-412.
Deinlein, A. D., & DeGuzman, P. B. (2016). Forced air warmers: Policies for safe use. Nursing Management, 47(7), 15-17. doi:10.1097/01.numa.0000484482.59972.53
DeGuzman, P. B. & Schminkey, D. L. (2016). Influencing genomic change and cancer disparities through neighborhood chronic toxic stress exposure: A research framework. Public Health Nursing, 33(6), 547-557. doi:10.1111/phn.12290
Fickley, S. K., Mishler, R. R., Black, A. S., & DeGuzman, P. B. (2016). Philanthropic donor perspectives on supporting nursing excellence in a community hospital. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(11), 599-604.
DeGuzman, PB., Sherman, J., Sheffield, C., Hauser, L., Keim-Malpass, J. (2015). Understanding gaps in patient navigation for rural cancer survivors. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 6(5), 34-40.
Milbrath, G. R., & DeGuzman, P. B. (2015). Neighborhood: A conceptual analysis. Public Health Nursing, 32(4), 349-358. doi:10.1111/phn.12197
Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E.M., Blackhall, L., & DeGuzman, P.B. (2015). Evaluating stakeholder-identified barriers in accessing palliative care at an NCI-designated cancer center with a rural catchment area. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(7), 634-7. doi:10.1089/jpm.2015.0032
DeGuzman, P. B., & Wayner, C. A. (2014). Nursing and organizational barriers to daily interruption of sedation in US hospitals: A thematic review of the literature. Clinical Nursing Studies, 3(1), p-55.
DeGuzman, P. B., Schminkey, D. L., & Koyen, E. A. (2014). "Civil unrest does not stop ovulation": Women's prenatal and family planning services in a 1960s Detroit neighborhood clinic. Family & Community Health, 37(3), 199-211. doi:10.1097/fch.0000000000000034
Goodson, A. S., DeGuzman, P. B., Honeycutt, A., Summy, C., & Manly, F. (2014). Total Joint Replacement Discharge Brunch: Meeting Patient Education Needs and a Hospital Initiative of Discharge by Noon. Orthopaedic Nursing, 33(3), 159-162.
Winslow, S., DeGuzman, P., & Kulbok, P. A. (2014). Nurses' self-efficacy and academic degree advancement. Journal for Nurses Professional Development, 30(3), 110-116. doi:10.1097/nnd.0000000000000038
DeGuzman, P.B., Merwin, E., and Bourguignon, C. (2013). Population density, distance to public transportation, and health of women in low-income neighborhoods. Public Health Nursing, 30(6), 478-490.
Ascoli, G.B., DeGuzman, P.B., and Rowlands, A. (2012). Peripheral intravenous catheter complication rates between those indwelling > 96 hours to those indwelling 72–96 hours: A retrospective correlational study. International Journal of Nursing, 1(2), 7-12.
DeGuzman, P.B., & Kulbok, P.A. (2012). Changing health outcomes of vulnerable populations through nursing's influence on neighborhood built environment: A framework for nursing research. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(4), 34-348. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2012.01470.x
DeGuzman, P.B., Akosah, K.O., Simpson, A.G., Barbieri, K.E., Megginson, G.C., Goldberg, R.I., & Beller, G.A. (2012). Sub-optimal achievement of guideline-derived lipid goals in management of diabetic patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, despite high use of evidence-based therapies. Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research, 9(2), 138-145.
DeGuzman, P.B., & Keeling, A.W. (2012). Addressing disparities in access to care: Lessons from the Kercheval Street clinic in the 1960s. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(4), 199-207. doi:10.1177/1527154411429864
Simpson, A.G., DeGuzman, P.B., Barbieri, K.E., Parks, C.M., Megginson, G.C., & Viette, C.R. (2008). Implementation of an electronic health record with an embedded quality improvement program to improve the longitudinal care of outpatients with coronary artery disease. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 15(7), 338-343.
DeGuzman, P.B., & McCaskill, C. (2008). Evaluating peripheral IV guidelines for the outpatient setting. AAACN ViewPoint, 30(4), 4-5.
DeGuzman, P. (2008). Legislated nurse staffing ratios: What you need to know. Virginia Nurses Today, 16(1), 3.
Columns, Editorials and Op-Eds
DeGuzman, P., & Keeling, A. (2014, Aug. 31). What Detroit had that Ferguson needs [Column]. The Daily Progress. B1.