Barb Van de Castle, DNP, ACNS, OCN, RN-BC

Barb Van de Castle, DNP, ACNS, OCN, RN-BC
  • Assistant Professor
    Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Location:
Room 378, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-4420
Email:
vandecastle@umaryland.edu

Education

  • Nursing, Miami Valley School of Nursing, 1979
  • BS, Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies, 1985
  • MSN, Nursing Education, The Catholic University of America, 1989
  • DNP, Informatics, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2014

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2016 - 2018
    Title:
    Identification of Factors Associated with Thirty-day Readmissions
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Date:
    2018 - Current
    Title:
    A Training Program of Auricular Point Acupressure for Oncology Nurse to Manage Cancer Related Pain
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

  • Clinical Informatics, Oncology Nursing, Alternative Medicine, Electronic Health Record

Research Activity

  • Duration:
    2016 - 2018
    Title:
    Identification of Factors Associated with Thirty-day Readmissions in Adult Solid Tumor Patients
    Description:
    A retrospective chart review design with a 20% random sample (n=855) from 2012-2016 with the goal of finding variables that were significant for readmission in this population at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Duration:
    2018 - Current
    Title:
    Received IRB approval from JHU and UMB
    Description:
    Submitted and received IRB approval from JHU and UMB for cancer patient recruitment to test our mobile health game we developed
    Status:
    Complete
  • Duration:
    2019 - Current
    Title:
    A Training Program of Auricular Point Acupressure for Oncology Nurse to Manage Cancer Related Pain
    Description:
    The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility of providing a training course of Auricular Point Acupressure (APA) for inpatient oncology nurses to integrate this intervention into real-world nursing care settings and examine the effectiveness of APA on cancer related pain.
    Status:
    On-Going
  • Duration:
    2019 - Current
    Title:
    Testing Usability of CaS-PET Silver for Older Adult Cancer Survivors
    Description:
    our investigative team plans to conduct a pilot study to test usability of the program using focus groups of older adults ( >65 years) recruited from Hopewell Cancer Support (http://www.hopewellcancersupport.org/) and UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and health care professionals (e.g., nurse navigators, social workers, survivorship program coordinators) who provide survivorship support to older adults.
    Status:
    On-Going

Publications

  • Title:
    Cybersecurity Essentials for Nursing Informaticians
    Journal Name:
    CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
  • Publication Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Database design, game development, step counter evaluations, and integration for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Presentations

  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Identification of Factors Associated with Thirty-day Readmissions in Adult Solid Tumor Patients
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress
    Sponsoring Organization:
    ONS
    Location:
    Anaheim CA

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical Informatics

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Date:
    May 2017

Academic and Professional Activities

Professional

  • Date:
    2005 - Current
    Organization:
    Oncology Nursing Society, local chapter
    Role:
    Committee Chair

Public

  • Date:
    2009 - Current
    Organization:
    Dragon Boat Teams
    Role:
    Participant