Eileen Campbell


Eileen Campbell, Ed.D, APRN, ACNS-CP, CNS-CP, CNOR

Associate Professor, BS Nursing Undergraduate Coordinator

Department of Nursing

Western Connecticut State University




Doctorate Education, Nursing, Western Connecticut State University/Southern Connecticut State University, 2018

Study: Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Pain Management to Undergraduate Nursing Students.

Master of Science, Nursing, Western Connecticut State University, CT, 2000

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, New York, 2000

Associate Degree Nursing, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, 1996



Professional Experience:

Dr. Campbell has been a practicing nurse for over 20 years and has been teaching nursing since 2008. In 2016, Dr. Campbell joined WCSU as a full-time faculty member, she had been an adjunct faculty member since 2008. She teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses. Dr. Campbell practiced as an OR nurse for most of her career. Dr. Campbell earned an ADN form Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College in the Bronx, a BSN from Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, NY, an MSN from WCSU and a doctorate in Nursing Education from WCSU/SCSU. In addition to teaching at Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Campbell is currently practicing as an APRN in the Gibson Perioperative Surgical Home and the Anesthesia Pain Management Service at Danbury Hospital.



Dr. Campbell is nationally board certified as an APRN- ACNS-BC (Adult Health), as a CNS, CP (Advanced Perioperative Nursing) and as a certified perioperative nurse (CNOR). Dr. Campbell is licensed as an RN in New York and Connecticut and is also licensed and certified as an APRN in Connecticut. 





Publications and Presentations


Dr. Campbell has presented research about the education of nursing students about pain management at both regional and national conferences. In September 2018, she was an invited speaker to present her research as the Annual Conference for the Association of Pain Management Nurses (ASPMN). Dr. Campbell has published in the Journal of Pain Management Nursing (April, 2020) and has co-authored two chapters in books for Oxford press concerning the perioperative management of patients’ with complex medical problems.  





2020                            Research article based on dissertation research published article titled “Faculty Perceptions of  Teaching Pain Management”, The Journal

  of Pain Management  Nursing. This is a peer reviewed national



2021   Co-authored chapter of book titled “Problem Based Learning in Anesthesia: How to Teach, Learn and  Use Problem Based Learning in your Career” by Stacy Watt, MD and Patricia Fogarty, MD. Co-authored with Dr. Janine Limoncelli (In press)



2020     Co authored chapter of book about Problem                         Based Learning Discussion. Coauthored with                                           Dr. Janine Limoncelli.

The title of the chapter was “Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) From the Patient’s Perspective- Utopia or Bureaucracy”. 


2018  Abstract of Poster from Belsky Research Day published in Connecticut Medicine. Connecticut Medicine is a peer reviewed journal. The  title of the poster was “ The Experiences, Perceptions and Practices of Faculty Teaching Pain Management to Undergraduate Nursing Students”. 





Invited Speaker:


03/14/2019                 Schwartz Rounds-Interdisciplinary Presentation

Western Connecticut Health Network Invited Panel Speaker

Case presentation about complex patients and role strain.


01/30/2019                 The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the                                         Hospital Setting: A Blended Role. Invited Speaker: Western Connecticut State University Graduate Nurses


10/15/2018                 Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Alpha Chapter

Western Connecticut State University Keynote Speaker

Topic: Opioids: The New Paradigm


9/26/2018                   American Society for Pain Management Nursing 28th National Congress Bonita Springs, FL

Podium Presentation at the National Conference for nurses interested in pain management.

Topic: State of the Science Pain Management Nursing Education

-Teaching Pain Management to Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students


8/17/2018                   Western/Southern Connecticut Doctoral Students Residency Program Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

Invited Speaker

Topic: A Dissertation Journey using Qualitative Research

4/5/2018                     Stamford Hospital Nursing Research Day

Stamford, Connecticut Invited Speaker

Topic: Qualitative Research


2/23/2018                   Western Connecticut State University, Graduate Nursing Program.

Invited Speaker

Topic: The role of Clinical Nurse Specialist


2017                            “Observing in the Operating Room for Baccalaureate Students”, presented to undergraduate nursing students to prepare them for observational rotation in the perioperative area.


2017                            Clinical Nurse Specialist Presentation for WCSU Graduate students invited speaker.


2017                            Total  Joint   Replacement  and  Regional Anesthesia   presented  to RNs  in Ambulatory Surgery Department at Danbury Hospital.


2016                            Enhanced Recovery after Surgery presented to RNs at Danbury Hospital.

2016                            Role  of  the  Clinical  Nurse  Specialist  presented  at  Danbury Hospital.

2015                            Topics in Pain Management presented at Danbury Hospital.


Poster Presentations:


5/4/2019                     Education and Instructional Leadership Conference

Western Connecticut State University

Topic: Teaching Pain Management during the Opioid Crisis


4/25/2019                   Kappa Alpha Research Tea

Western Connecticut State University

Topic: Faculty  Perspectives  of   Teaching  Pain  Management  to Undergraduate Nursing Students.


6/15/2018                   Belsky Research Day Danbury Hospital Poster Presentation

Topic: Faculty Perspectives about Teaching Pain Management Winner: Best Presentation of Data in Poster Category


3/23/2018                   Connecticut Collaborative Research Day

Fairfield University, Connecticut

Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Chi Chapter

Poster Presentation

Topic: The Experiences, Perceptions and Teaching Practices of Nursing Faculty Teaching Pain Management: A Qualitative Study



3/10/2018                   CSCU Faculty Research Conference

Eastern     Connecticut    State University, Willimantic, CT Poster Presentation

Topic: Teaching Pain Management to Undergraduate Baccalaureate Students