Joanne Samuels

Phone: (603) 862-2271
Office: Nursing, Hewitt Hall Rm 220, Durham, NH 03824
Joanne Samuels

Member, American Society of Pain Management Nurses; Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society; Member, Sigma Theta Tau; Preceptor, University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Nursing Clinical Specialist preceptor, 1993 Special projects advisor, 1995; National Council Licensure Examination for Nurses (NCLEX) Item writer 1991, 1993; Stratham Vocational Technical School Nursing Advisory Board member 1996; ACLS Certification Expires November, 2008;


  • Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.S., Nursing Science, Boston University
  • B.S.N., Nursing Science, Northeastern University

Courses Taught

  • NURS 504: Disease and Drugs I
  • NURS 505: Diseases and Drugs II
  • NURS 627: Clinical Judgment in Nursing
  • NURS 794: Top/Honors Seminar
  • NURS 797: Honors Thesis
  • NURS 901: Health Policy
  • NURS 952: Clinical Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 953: Promoting Quality Management
  • NURS 958: Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone
  • NURS 973: Health Care Quality
  • NURS 980: Doctoral Scholarly Project I
  • NURS 981: Doctoral Scholarly Project II
  • NURS 982: Doctoral Scholarly Project III

Selected Publications

Samuels, J. G., McGrath, R. J., Fetzer, S. J., Mittal, P., & Bourgoine, D. (2015). Using the Electronic Health Record in Nursing Research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(10), 1284-1294. doi:10.1177/0193945915576778

Samuels, J. G., & Woodward, R. S. (2015). Opportunities to Improve Pain Management Outcomes in Total Knee Replacements. Orthopaedic Nursing, 34(1), 4-9. doi:10.1097/nor.0000000000000109

Samuels, J. G., & Eckardt, P. (2014). The Impact of Assessment and Reassessment Documentation on the Trajectory of Postoperative Pain Severity: A Pilot Study. Pain Management Nursing, 15(3), 652-663. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2013.07.007

Hynds, R. L., Hatch, J. L., & Samuels, J. G. (2014). The Affordable Care Act 2010. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 30(6), 281-286. doi:10.1097/nnd.0000000000000101

Samuels, J. G., & Manworren, R. C. B. (2014). Determining the Value Of Postoperative Pain Management Using Timed Electronic Data. NURSING ECONOMICS, 32(2), 80-+. Retrieved from

Samuels, J. G. (2012). Abstracting pain management documentation from the electronic medical record: comparison of three hospitals. Applied Nursing Research, 25(2), 89-94. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2010.05.001

SAMUELS, J. O. A. N. N. E. G., & KRITTER, D. A. W. N. (2011). Pain Management Documentation. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(9), 512-518. doi:10.1097/ncn.0b013e31821a1582

Samuels, J. G., & Leveille, D. M. (2010). Senior Nursing Students' Clinical Judgments in Pain Management. Nurse Educator, 35(5), 220-224. doi:10.1097/nne.0b013e3181ed83da

SAMUELS, J. O. A. N. N. E. G., & FETZER, S. U. S. A. N. J. (2009). Evidence-Based Pain Management. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(5), 245-251. doi:10.1097/nur.0b013e3181b20745

Samuels, J. G., & Fetzer, S. (2009). Pain Management Documentation Quality as a Reflection of Nursesʼ Clinical Judgment. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(3), 223-231. doi:10.1097/ncq.0b013e318194fcec

Most Cited Publications