Vivian Padron Fajardo, PhD, ARNP



Assistant Professor of Clinical
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Room 308
Telephone: 305-284-6259
Fax: 305-284-2568
Email: vpfajardo@miami.edu


Education

BSN, Nursing, University of Miami, 1984
MSN, Family Nursing, University of Miami, 1997
PhD, Nursing, University of Miami, 2005

Certificate and Licensure

Child Passenger Safety Technician, NHTSA
ARNP, State of Florida Department of Health

Clinical Specialties

Pediatric Nursing
Adult Medical - Surgical Nursing
Community- based Nursing

Primary Teaching Areas

Foundations of Nursing in a Multicultural Society II
Nursing Care of Children and Adults
Community Health Nursing
Nursing Research
Nursing Pharmacology
International Health "Transcultural Nursing" Study abroad in Chile

Research and Academic Interests

Car safety devices and pediatric safety in a minority population
Patient Simulation in Nursing Education
International health education
Clinical Trials Research: Patient Safety
Pressure ulcers
Microbiologic response to patient surface areas in acute settings

Publications (selected)

Halberstein, R., DeSantis, L., Sirkin, A., Padron-Fajardo, V., & Ojeda-Vaz, M. (2007, January). Healing with Bach Flower Essences: Testing a Complimentary Therapy. Complementary Health Practice Review, 12(1), 3-14

Journal of Complementary Health Practice Review: "Healing with Bach Flower Essences: Testing a Complimentary Therapy" in print 4-2007

Morgan, B., Buscemi, C., & Fajardo, V. (2004). Assessing instruments in a Cuban American population. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(2), 139-146

Public Health Nursing Journal - submitted 11/06: Health Beliefs and Knowledge of Car Restraint System among Hispanic Drivers (in review process, 4-2007)

Major Accomplishments

University of Miami, School of Nursing, Faculty of the Year, May 2010

Co-Investigator & Project Director: Clinical Nursing Research Trial: Hill ROM Funded Grant for microbilogical responses to bed mattress surfaces

University of Miami, School of Nursing, Graduate Student Appreciation Award

Nomination for Teaching Excellence Award, University of Miami, School of Nursing

Recipient of the Alumni Association Award, University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Recipient of: The Excellence in Academic and Clinical Practice Award, University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Gilroy Chair, University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Faculty Advisor for Nursing Student Association & Black Nursing Student Association, University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Project coordinator: Clinical Trial Research: Patient Safety

Faculty Appreciation Award, Car Restraint Offenders Program, Miami Children’s Hospital