Natalie Heywood

Associate Director + Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Student Information

Graduate Student
Advanced Nursing Practice (Innovation Leadership)
Edson Col of Nurs & Hlth Innov

Biography

Natalie is the Director for the RN-BSN and Concurrent Enrollment Program in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Prior to this role, she served as Associate Director of these programs from 2019-2021. She started with ASU in 2015, working first in the pre-licensure nursing program, and transitioning to the RN-BSN program in 2018. In her clinical practice, Natalie is a critical care nurse, with the majority of her career spent in the Emergency Department/Trauma Room. She holds an MSN in Nursing Education from ASU, and is working on her DNP Innovation Leadership degree from ASU with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022. 

Education

DNP-Innovation Leadership- Arizona State University- Anticipated Graduation May 2022

MSN-Nursing Education- Arizona State University

BSN- Northern Arizona University

Research Interests

PTSD Symptoms in Critical Care Nurses

Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

Vaccine Hesitancy in College Students 

COVID-19 Vaccine and Misinformation 

Best Practices for Online Learning and Nursing Education 

 

 

Publications

Arizona State Board of Nursing Newsletter- Article Summary of Alternative Capstone Project; May 2021

Research Activity

Nursing Director for Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Illness and Testing among Retirement Communities in the US (CITRUS) Cohort Study; December 2020- April 2021

 

Courses

Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 392 Hlth Prom Across the Life Span
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 392 Hlth Prom Across the Life Span
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 444 Innovation in Nursing
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory

Presentations

Heywood, N. An Alternative Capstone: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Unique Opportunities for Nursing Students; Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Conference; November 2021; Indianapolis, ID.

Sanborn, H. & Heywood, N. Rapid Cycle Teaming: Using interprofessional communication competencies to train teams for a pandemic response; NEXUS Summit; August 2020; Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Professional Associations

Arizona Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

Emergency Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International 

Industry Positions

Registered Nurse; Emergency Department/Trauma Room; 2012-2021

Registered Nurse; Intensive Care Unit; 2010-2011

Expertise Areas