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Sandra Friedman

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Sandra A. Friedman

CNM, MSN

Assistant Clinical Professor
RN-BSN Completion Department

Sandra A. Friedman, CNM, MSN, received her certification as a certified nurse-midwife from the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 1981. She has practiced privately in obstetrics and gynecology with a specialty area in adolescent reproductive health, advocacy and policy. Friedman served as the director of Health Services at the J. Seward Johnson Sr. Center for Adolescent Health at HiTOPS Inc. in Princeton, N.J. from 2005 to 2010. There she directed a nurse practitioner managed health center that focused on disease prevention and health promotion of female and male adolescents.

At Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Friedman teaches Health Assessment, Complex Systems of Care: Technology, Patient Safety and Quality, as well as Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning in the Advanced Practice Nursing Program. She has participated in the Drexel University Partnership for Interdisciplinary Education Simulation Team where she had the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate nursing students, medical students, residents and nurse anesthesia students in simulated emergency situations in order to increase patient safety and quality of care. Additionally, Friedman served as a Drexel Core Faculty Member on the Macy Foundation Grant (2018-June 2020) facilitating the integration of professionalism modules into CNHP’s undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula.

On the international front, Professor Friedman has been an active faculty member of a Rotary International Grant entitled Drexel University to Uganda- Maternal and Child Healthcare Education-Vocational Training: Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Uganda (2013- present). She is currently developing online curricula to build rural midwife and health worker capacity in the delivery of emergency obstetric care in Uganda. Friedman is a member of the Drexel University-Rotary International interdisciplinary team consisting of faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine, School of Public Health and the College of Informatics and Computing.

Academic Distinctions

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions - Assistant Clinical Professor 2010-Present Philadelphia, PA.

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions - Chair Faculty Affairs Committee 2019-Present.

Eternal University Akal College of Nursing - Visiting Faculty 2013–Present, Baru Sahib , India

Princeton University - Mathey College Community Fellow, Community based Learning Initiative 2007–2010, Princeton,NJ.

Director of Health Services at the J. Seward Johnson Sr. Center for Adolescent Health HiTOPS Inc., Princeton, N.J. 2000-2010.

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and College of Medicine course: Comprehensive Colposcopy for the Women Health Practitioners: A State-of-the-Art Conference in Cervical and Lower Genital Track Pathology: Lab co-director (2018-present).

Professional Society

American College of Nurse-Midwives Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
National League for NursingSociety for Simulation in Healthcare

Selected Publications

Friedman, S., Goldschmidt, K. (2014) Let me introduce you to your first virtual patient. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29, 281-283.

Pearlstein, I., Friedman, S. Reduction of Cigarette Smoking Via iQuit: A Web Based Program Using Podcasting and Text Messaging In Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health Volume 44: Number 2, p.S19., 2009.

Friedman, S., Angelini DJ, and Knapp CW (eds), Shoulder Dystocia, Case Studies in Perinatal Nursing, Aspen Publications, Rockville, MD, 1990.

Grant participation:

Drexel Core Faculty Member Macy Foundation Grant (2018-June 2020) facilitated the integration of professionalism modules into CNHP’s undergraduate and graduate nursing curriculum.

Rotary International Grant entitled Drexel University to Uganda- Maternal and Child Healthcare Education-Vocational Training: Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Uganda (2013- present). Currently developing online curricula to build rural midwife and health worker capacity in the delivery of emergency obstetric care in Uganda, Africa.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Nurse -Midwives Interprofessional Education Grant (2019). Drexel Lead Faculty in online simulation development and debriefing for interdisciplinary education and training of Drexel University College of Medicine obstetric and gynecology residents and graduate Frontier University midwifery students.

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary simulation and debriefing, online simulation and debriefing, Shadow Health® Digital Clinical Experience technology/ nurse midwifery /obstetrics, gynecology and newborn online education in Uganda to increase rural healthcare worker capacity.

Specialization

Simulation and debriefing interdisciplinary teams, online simulation and debriefing, expertise in Shadow Health® Digital Clinical Experience technology, nurse midwifery, obstetrics and g\ynecology.

Master of Science in Nursing/Certified Nurse Midwife,Yale University
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 1981.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Miami
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude, 1976.

The Institute for Medical Simulation, Instructor Training: Simulation as a Teaching Tool, Harvard University, 2012.