Our Faculty

Sheila Silva

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Contact Information

617-735-9840


Office Hours

Office: Marian Hall, Room 403-C

Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Education

D.N.P., Regis College; M.S.N., B.S.N., University of Massachusetts Boston


Biography

Dr. Sheila Silva is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Emmanuel College with responsibility in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Silva received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a concentration in critical care from UMASS Boston. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in nursing education from Regis College.

Dr. Silva is Emmanuel's Counselor of the Pi Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is Past President and Trauma Chairperson of the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association.

Dr. Silva has provided leadership in the education of trauma nurses throughout the state. She is an active participant in the American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed program and has taught the program to nurses, students and laypersons. Dr. Silva received a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to create and support a simulation laboratory directed at clinical nursing and student education. Dr. Silva is also involved in student educational simulations at the HMS MedScience Program in association with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Silva's research has focused on teamwork and delegation in the clinical setting.


What I Love About Emmanuel

Emmanuel College is an intellectually stimulating environment for students and faculty.

Emmanuel College is a community of diverse professionals with many areas of expertise.

Emmanuel College encourages collaborative practice at every level.

Courses and Curriculum

Dr. Silva teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

  • Management in Healthcare Delivery
  • Advanced Role Development in Nursing Management 
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Community Health and Health Pomotion 
  • Health Promotion Practicum 

Recent Publications

Presentation: Norwood Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds, Original Research, "Learning to Fly and Airplane During the Battle: The Experiences of New Graduate Nurses in the Emergency Department", May 2011

Poster Presentation: "The Experiences of New Graduate Nurses in the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study", St. Anselm's Educational Conference June 2011

Publication: Meeting the Needs of New Graduates in the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study Evaluating a New Graduate Internship Program, Journal of Emergency Nurses, March 2013

Doctoral Capstone Poster Presentation: The Development of a Module for Cultural Assessment in the Emergency Department, April 2012

Doctoral Thesis: Exploring the Nature of the Interactions Between Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, May 2013

Presentation: Norwood Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds, Original Research "Exploring the Nature of the Interactions Between Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel", May 8, 2013

Publication: TNCC for Non-emergency Nurses, Journal of Emergency Nursing, September 2014

Presentations: Trauma Care and Case Reviews, Norwood Hospital Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, Quarterly 2013-2017

Presentation: Assessment of the Multiple Trauma Patient, Cape and Islands Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Course, March 2016

Presentation: Damage Control Resuscitation, CME / CEU Lecture, Good Samaritan Medical Center, April 2015

GU, GYN, OB Emergencies, Boston Emergency Department Nursing Consortium, CEN Review Course, May 2016. 

Poster Presentation: Exploring the Nature of the Interactions Between Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel.  ENA NERS, April 2017.

Presentation: Neurological Emergencies.  MA ENA Mayflower Chapter Certified Emergency Nurse Review Course, October 13 & 17, 2017. 

Presentation: Test Taking Strategies. MA ENA Mayflower Chapter Certified Emergency Nurse Review Course, October 13 & 17, 2017.