Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: Marian Hall, Room 403-C
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
D.N.P., Regis College; M.S.M., B.S.N., University of Massachusetts Boston
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's 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.
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.