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Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Office hours posted outside of faculty office

Office Information:

Room Number: Thompson Hall 324B
Phone: 978.665.3426

Courses Taught:

Health Assessment Lab (NURS 2300)
Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical (NURS 2900)
Concepts of Nursing II (NURS 3600)
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (NURS 3710)
​Caring for Forensic Populations (RN to BS online program) (NURS 4250)
Community Health Nursing Clinical (NURS 4400)
Nursing with Diverse Populations (Graduate Course) (NURS 7000)
Nursing Theory (Graduate Course) (NURS 7200)
Context & Role for Advanced Practice (Graduate Course) (NURS 7400)
Nursing Research (Graduate Course) (NURS 7700)
Introduction to Forensic Nursing (Graduate Course) (NURS 8000)
Practicum in Forensic Nursing (Graduate Course) (NURS 9500)
Forensic Nursing Capstone (Graduate Course) (NURS 9600)


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell
M.S., Fitchburg State College (Forensic Nursing)
B.S., Texas Woman’s University (Nursing)

Research Interests:

Dating Violence Among Adolescents
An Integrative Review of the Behaviors of Female Sexual Offenders 2007
Female Sexual Offenders, Masters of Science Research Project 2006

Representative Publications:

Stone, D.A. (2015). "The Conundrums of Using Secondary Data Analysis to Explore Adolescent Victims of Violence." Eastern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Scientific Presentations. Washington, D.C.

Stone, D.A. (2014). "SANE Nursing: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly." Fitchburg Antiviolence Education’s (FAVE) 1st Educational Forum. Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA.

Stone, D.A. (2009). "Unwitnessed Cardiac Arrests in Long Term Care, Advisory Ruling to Guide Nursing Practice." Massachusetts Senior Care Association’s panel presentation for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Marlborough, MA.

Stone, D.A. (2008). "Offender Evaluator: A Unique Role of Forensic Nursing." 16th Annual Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Salt Lake City, UT.

Stone, D.A. (2007). "Female Sex Offenders - The State of the Science." 15th Annual Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Dallas, TX.

Stone, D.A. (2007). "Legal Nurse Consulting." NURS 8000, Introduction to Forensic Nursing at Fitchburg State University (online course). Fitchburg, MA.

Stone, D.A. (2007). "Female Sexual Perpetrators." NURS 8000, Introduction to Forensic Nursing at Fitchburg State University (online course). Fitchburg, MA.

Stone, D. A. (2005). "The Legal Nurse Consultant and Malpractice Cases in a Plaintiff’s Firm."

Stone, D. A. (2002). "Care of the Sexual Assault Patient in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts using a Sexual Assault Kit." Winchester Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Winchester, MA.

Stone, D. A. (2000). "Sexual Assault Victims: Tips for Law Enforcement." Lewisville Police Department. Lewisville, Texas.

Professional Affiliations:

IAFN - International Association of Forensic Nurses, Greater New England Chapter (President 2008-2009, President Elect 2007, Member 2005-Present)
ANA -  American Nurses Association (2010-Present)
AALNC - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (2005)
MNA - Massachusetts Nurses Association (2002-Present)
American Board of Forensic Nursing (Diplomat, 2000-2008)
ACFEI - The American College of Forensic Examiners International (Fellow, 2009-Present)
ENA - Emergency Nurses Association (1990-2005)