Education and Training
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching Certificate - University of Pennsylvania, Center for Teaching and Learning, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)Certified Registered Nurse PractitionerInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)Registered Nurse
BSN - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
BSc in Environmental Science/Biology - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
PhD – University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
MSN in Nursing - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Assistant Professor, Villanova University, College of Nursing.
Departments and Services
Neonatal intensive care
Pediatric and perinatal outcomes
Nursing workforce, staffing and work environments
Darcy Mahoney A, Zauche LH, Hallowell S, Weldon A, Stapel-Wax J. Leveraging the Skills of Nurses and the Power of Language Nutrition to Ensure a Better Future for Children. Adv Neonatal Care. 2017 Feb;17(1):45-52.
Hallowell SG, Froh EB, Spatz DL; Expert Panel on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Nursing. Human milk and breastfeeding: An intervention to mitigate toxic stress. Nurs Outlook. 2017 Jan - Feb;65(1):58-67. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
Hatfield LA, Kutney Lee A, Hallowell SG, Del Guidice M, Ellis LN, Verical L, Aiken LH. Fostering Clinical Nurse Research in a Hospital Context. J Nurs Adm. 2016 Oct;46(10 Suppl):S49-S53.
Hallowell SG, Rogowski JA, Spatz DL, Hanlon AL, Kenny M, Lake ET. Factors associated with infant feeding of human milk at discharge from neonatal intensive care: Cross-sectional analysis of nurse survey and infant outcomes data. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jan;53:190-203. Epub 2015 Oct 9.
Lake ET, Hallowell SG, Kutney-Lee A, Hatfield LA, Del Guidice M, Boxer BA, Ellis LN, Verica L, Aiken LH. Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated With Better NICU Work Environments. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016 Jan-Mar;31(1):24-32.
Hallowell SG, Medoff-Cooper B. Strengthening Israel's neonatal intensive care nursing workforce. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2015 May 15;4:24.
Froh EB, Hallowell S, Spatz DL. The use of technologies to support human milk & breastfeeding. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 May-Jun;30(3):521-3. Epub 2015 Feb 7.
Hallowell SG, Spatz DL, Hanlon AL, Rogowski JA, Lake ET. Characteristics of the NICU work environment associated with breastfeeding support. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug;14(4):290-300.
Posters and Presentations
Hallowell, S.G., Lake, E.T (2016), How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners - Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Chapter – Fall Conference; [poster] Valley Forge Casino/Radisson Hotel, PA. November, 2016.
Hallowell, S. G. and Cassidy B.L.(2016). Pediatric Special Interest Groups Lecture, Title: TBD. Pennsylvania Coalition of Nursing Practitioners Conference [Invited Lecture]. Poconos, PA. November, 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. (2016), Alaskan Native Medical Center. Breastfeeding: An Evidence-Based Intervention to Mitigate Toxic Stress? [Invited lecture]. Anchorage AK. July 21, 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. and Lake, E.T. (2016). AcademyHealth 2016. How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care. Two presentations: Annual Research Meeting and Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues Interest Group; [poster] Boston, MA, June, 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. (2016). 2016 Teaching and Learning Strategies Symposium. Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning. Teaching Millenials – The 5R’s Strategies. [Seminar presentation]. April, 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. (2016). Healthy Work environments - Happier nurses: A Glimpse of Nurse Burnout within Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Eastern Nursing Research Society. [Paper]. Pittsburgh, PA. April 14, 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. (2016). The Associations Between the Work Environment, Nursing Care and Human Milk Use for Very Low Birth Weight Infants Discharged from Neonatal Intensive Care. Eastern Nursing Research Society. [Paper]. Pittsburgh, PA. April 14, 2016. Selected as a Finalist for Best Peer Reviewed Paper 2016.
Hallowell, S.G. (2015). Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Support & Human Milk at Discharge from Neonatal Intensive Care. Emerging Scholars Forum. University of Toronto. [Invited Lecture]. Toronto, Canada. October 26, 2015.
Hallowell, S.G. (2015). The Great Infant Imposter-Unmasking the Late Preterm Infant. University College of London, Institute of Global Health. [Invited Lecture]. London, England. July 30, 2015.
Hallowell, S.G. & Kutney-Lee, A. (2015). Nurse Job Outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU): The Importance of the Work Environment. Two presentations: Annual Research Meeting and Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues Interest Group; [poster] Minneapolis, MN, June 2015.
Hallowell, S.G., Spatz, D.L., Hanlon, A.L., Rogowski, J.A., Lake, E.T. (2014). Response to the Call to Action: A National Picture of Breastfeeding Support Provided in Neonatal Intensive Care. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses- AWHONN (June 14-18, 2014); [paper]. Orlando, FL, June, 2014.
Lake, E.T., Hallowell, S.G., Kutney-Lee, A., Hatfield, L.A., DelGuidice, M., Ellis, L.N., Verica, L., Aiken, L.H. (2014). Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated with Better NICU Work Environments. AcademyHealth 2014 Annual Research Meeting and Child Health Services Interest Group; [poster] San Diego, CA, June, 2014.
Lake, E.T., Hallowell, S.G., Kutney-Lee, A., Hatfield, L.A., DelGuidice, M., Ellis, L.N., Verica, L., Aiken, L.H. (2014). Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated with Better NICU Work Environments. 17th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum; [poster]. Washington, DC, June, 2014.
Awards and Honors
2016, Fostering the Optimal Contribution of Nurses to Parental Engagement in Neonatal Intensive Care grant award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
2016, Patient Information Networking Group. Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, Spring 2016 Nursing and Community Health Innovation Competition.
2008, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing Teaching Excellence Gold Star, Division of Family and Community Nursing
2002, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award for Excellence in Staff Nursing, Multi-Organ Transplant Nursing Team
Editorial and Academic Positions
2016, Elsevier Publishers
2016, BMJ Open
2015, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
2015, Burns, Pediatric Primary Care SIXTH Edition
Leadership and Memberships
2015-2016, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Chapter, President
2014, American Nurses Association
2014, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
2011, International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
2011, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
2010, Academy of Neonatal Nursing
2010, Association of Women’s Obstetric Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN)
2005, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
2005, Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
2004, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
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