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Education and Training

  • Doctorate of Education, University of Phoenix, AZ                                           2012
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, AZ                                2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Puerto Rico, PR                      1994

Awards and Recognition

2014     ED-Unit Recognition, National Women Veterans Health Initiative            

2014     Recognition e-mail, Genentech Vendor                                                             

2013     Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing member            

2013     Certificate of Recognition, Excellence Service, DVAMC                               

2013     Thank you e-mail, Dr. Kessler, DVAMC Chief of Staff                                      

2013     Thank you letter, Duke School of Nursing MADIN II Program                      

Selected Grants

Center for Global Initiatives Grant                                                                          2008
World View, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
* Grant for community college educators who develop
modules that infuse international content into courses.


Teaching Integration Program for Nursing Education and Practice            2007 & 2008


Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
* Grants for nursing educators who creatively and effectively

integrate technology in the curriculum.


Committee Member of MSN Research Project Requirement:                     2014
Brown, D. (2014). Safe patient culture: an integrative literature review.
Orsini, M. & Sescilla, L. (2014). Creating and sustaining change:                   2014
Book reviews. The Tar Heel Nurse, 76(1), 15.
Orsini, M. & Benware, S. (2013). Supporting unit-based Leadership.         2013
The Tar Heel Nurse, 75(4), 13.
Orsini, M. (2013). Simulations to Assess Process Flow at the Durham       2013
VAMC Emergency Department. VISN 6 Emergency Department                                
Workgroup Face-to-Face Conference. Durham VAMC.                                  
Orsini, M. (2013). Mapping the Flow of the New Emergency Department,2013
Insight, 28(2), 4. DVAMC Publication, Durham, NC: author.                                                                                                                          
Orsini, M. (1995). Radiofrequency catheter ablation: making history        1995
in Puerto Rico. Impulso, 3(10), 4-6.