Doris Noel Ugarriza

Title/Position: Vice Dean and 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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