Dr. Andrews’ research is focused on healthy work environments which support high quality patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction. Studies make use of both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the transition experience of new graduate nurses; leadership practices; nurse experienced physical and psychological strain and evidence-based practices.
Factors Predictive of Hospital Patients' Discharge to Hospice, PI, UCF Foundation.
Implementation of Evidence-Based Quality Improvement into Practice in Florida, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (RFA-HS-14-008), 2014.
Determination of Leadership Style and the Association with Selected Staff and Patient Outcomes Follow-up, Florida Hospital for Children, 2013-14.
Exploration of Recent Graduate Expectations Using Grounded Theory, Florida Hospital for Children, 2010-12.
Exploration of New Graduate Expectations Using Grounded Theory, UCF College of Nursing, 2009-11.
Determination of Leadership Style and the Association with Selected Staff and Patient Outcomes, Florida Hospital for Children, 2009-12.
Merrill, K.C., Andrews, D., Brewer, B., Brown, D.S. (2015). Evaluating research: An important role for nurse leaders. Nurse Leader, 13(3), 63-65.
D’Ambra, A.M. & Andrews, D.R. (2014). Incivility, retention and new graduate nurses: An integrated review of the literature. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(6), 735-742.
Andrews, D.R. (2013). Expectations of millennial nurse graduates transitioning into practice. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37(2), 152-159.
Aroian, K..J., Robinson, P., Allred, K., Andrews, D. & Waldrop, J. (2012). Building research partnerships with health care organizations: The scholar award model in action. Journal of Research Administration 43(2), 82-93.
Andrews, D.R., Richard, D.C.S., Robinson, P., Celano, P., Hallaron, J. (2012). The influence of staff nurse perception of leadership style on satisfaction with leadership: A cross-sectional survey of pediatric nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(9), 1103-1111.
Andrews, D.R., Burr, J. & Bushy, A. (2011). Nurse’s self-concept and perceived quality of care: A narrative analysis. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 26(1), 69-77.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
Council for Advancement of Nursing Science
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), On-site Accreditation Evaluator
Council for Graduate Education in Nursing Administration
Florida Nurses Association
Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International
Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)