Danielle Sebbens

Asc Dir + Clin Asc Profr (FSC)
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Danielle "Dani" Sebbens is a dually certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Clinical Associate Professor, and Coordinator of the Acute Care PNP Program. Dani has been practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 18 years.  In addition to her faculty role, she maintains a full time clinical practice in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.  She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is currently an elected member of the national nominations committee.    

Education

  • DNP, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA 2009
  • MSN, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2000
  • BSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1994

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Liver and Small Bowel Transplant
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Delirium Prevention and Management
  • Septic Shock 

Publications

Sebbens, D., Kaufmann, J., Straka, K., & Houck, P. (2009). Evidence based education: The use of a digital video disk (DVD) to educate parents on the care of a central venous catheter. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 1(6), 316-324.

D. Charron-Prochownik. (2003). Reproductive Health Awareness for teenage women with diabetes: What teens want to know about sexuality, pregnancy, and diabetes. Alexandria, VA: American Diabetes Association (contributor and reviewer).

Youssef, N. N., Peters, J. M., Henderson, W., Shultz-Peters, S., Lockhart, D. K., & DiLorenzo, C. (2002). Dose response of PEG 3350 for the treatment of childhood fecal impaction. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 141(3), 410-414.

Charron-Prochownik, D., Becker, D., Sereika, S., Ferons, M., Lockhart, D., & Cohen, B. (2001). The impact of a newly developed CD-ROM reproductive health education program on teens with diabetes. Diabetes, 50(2), A25.

Charron-Prochownik, D., Sereika, S., Becker, D., Jacober, S., Mansfield, J., White, N., Lockhart, D., Ferons, M., & Linkes, K. (2000). Comparing risk taking and health promoting behaviors between teens with and without diabetes. Diabetes, 49(1), A319.

Research Activity

2009 – 2010 CDHNF/APGNN, M. Susan Moyer Nursing Research Award ($25,000), Evidence based education: Does the use of digital video disk (DVD) increase parent knowledge on the care of their child’s central venous catheter?

1/2008 – 11/2011 Intestinal failure in children. A contemporary retrospective review (unfunded), Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Co-investigator

10/2007 – 11/2011 Compassionate use of Omegaven® in the Treatment of Parenteral Nutrition Induced Hepatic Injury (unfunded) Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Co-investigator

1999 – 2000 Research Assistant ADA funded grant (Denise Charron-Prochownik) Reproductive Health Awareness for Teens with Diabetes, University of Pittsburgh

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
DNP 606 Principles Peds Acute Care I
DNP 607 AdvPeds Acute Care Practicum I
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
DNP 642 Pharmacology Pediatric
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
DNP 619 Principles Peds Acute Care II
DNP 620 AdvPedsAcuteCarePracticumII
DNP 704 Principls Evidence Based-Care
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
DNP 606 Principles Peds Acute Care I
DNP 607 AdvPeds Acute Care Practicum I
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
DNP 642 Pharmacology Pediatric
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
DNP 619 Principles Peds Acute Care II
DNP 620 AdvPedsAcuteCarePracticumII
DNP 704 Principls Evidence Based-Care
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DNP 606 Principles Peds Acute Care I
DNP 607 AdvPeds Acute Care Practicum I
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
DNP 642 Pharmacology Pediatric
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
DNP 704 Principls Evidence Based-Care
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 691 Seminar
DNP 709 Individual & Innov Ldrshp Hlth
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 648 Complex Chronic Peds Practicum
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management

Honors/Awards

2014 Resident Award, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, Ancillary Staff Person of the Year

2011 Resident Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Special Thank You

2009 Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APCGG), Washington D.C., M. Susan Moyer Nursing Research Award.

2000 Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1999 Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1997 Nurse of the Year, The Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC

                                                                                                                                                                

 

Professional Associations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Society of Critical Care Medicine