Doris Noel Ugarriza

Title/Position: Vice Dean & Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs / Professor


Dr. Ugarriza is the Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs (Undergraduate) at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Ugarriza completed a MSN in nursing at the University of Miami and a PhD in nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is a clinical specialist, adult psychiatric mental health nurse. Dr. Ugarriza’s research focuses on mental health with a special emphasis on issues pertaining to the mental health of women. She won a Fulbright Scholar award for a teaching grant project in Cyprus during 2003-2004. Dr. Ugarriza teaches community psychiatric-mental health nursing, death and dying, health assessment, and theoretical bases of nursing.

Doris Noel Ugarriza, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC

AAS, Nursing, Huron Rand Hospital, School of Nursing at Fenn College, 1964
BSN, Nursing, Florida International University, 1978
MSN, Nursing, University of Miami, 1981
PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1989

Certifications / Licensures
Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, ANCC

Clinical Specialties
Psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Primary Teaching Areas
Development of Nursing Science
Death and Dying
Community Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Health Assessment Lab
Theoretical Bases of Nursing

Research and Academic Interests
Mental health with a special emphasis on issues pertaining to the mental health of women.

Publications (selected)
Dlugasch, L. & Ugarriza, D. (2013) Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Expereinces of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Presentations (selected)
2011. Ugarriza, D. “The Postpartum Period: A Concept Analysis.” Sigma Theta Tau International 22 International Research Congress, Cancun Mexico

Major Accomplishments / Honors
District 5 FNA Research award, 2005  

Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus for Teaching Grant Project, 2003-2004

Multicultural Nursing Solutions for Multicultural Problems. 2003-2004  

William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award given by The Florida Education Fund on Behalf of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2004

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