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Sharyl Eve Toscano PhD, MS, BS, RN-CPN

Associate Professor
Office: HSB 352
Phone: (907) 786-6377
Email: setoscano@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Education
Dr. Toscano received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was awarded the Dean's Clinical Scholar Award. She received her Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where she graduated cum laude. She was awarded a fellowship and completed her PhD in 2002 at Boston College School of Nursing (with distinction).

Teaching Experience
Dr. Toscano has been teaching full time at the Baccalaureate and Masters level since 2000. She has taught a variety of clinical and theory courses.

Masters level: Women's Health, Research, Project and Thesis
Baccalaureate level: Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Nursing, Dynamics of Family Violence, Research, and Nursing Assessment.

Professional Nursing Practice
Dr. Toscano is a certified pediatric nurse and works part-time at Alaska Native Medical Center at in-patient pediatrics. She has PALS and NRP certification.

Since 1994, she has been active in both advance practice and RN roles.

Advanced Practice: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Women's Health
RN Practice: Pediatrics, Respite care, Home Health & Community Fairs, Medical Surgical (orthopedics, cardiac, general), New born nursery, transitional care high acuity rehabilitation.

Theory Development, Publications, and Presentations
Her work has appeared and been discussed globally including a 2007 Reuter's press release on her Theory of Female Adolescent Safety as Determined by the Dynamics of the Circle of Friends (TFASDC). Dr. Toscano has continued to investigate teen dating relationship. She has been an invited speaker at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and frequent presenter at the International Qualitative Health Conference. Other presentation venues include the Nurses Network Against Violence International and the Eastern Nurses Research Conference.

Awarded the Nursing Excellence in Research Folta-Deck Award 2011, Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Omega

Publications
Toscano, S (2013). A Retrospective Pattern Analysis. Journal of Holistic Nursing 31, 78-83

Toscano, S(2012). Exploration of a methodology aimed at exploring characteristics of teen dating violence and preliminary findings. Applied Nursing Research, 25, 81-88. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Toscano S. (2010). The foundations for the development of intimacy. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 25(2), 81-88. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Toscano S. & Motgomery, R. (2009). The lived experience of women pregnant post in vitro fertilization through the lens of virtual communities. Health Care for Women International, 30(11), 1014-1036. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Toscano S. (2007). A grounded theory of female adolescents' dating experiences and factors influencing safety: the dynamics of the Circle. BMC Nursing, 6(7). [Peer Reviewed Research]

Toscano, S. (2007). It wasn't always that way: A poetic transcription. The American Journal For Nurse Practitioners, 11(9), 29-31. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Toscano, S. (2006). Sex Parties: Female Teen Sexual Experimentation. Journal of School Nursing, 22(5), 285-289. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Pearce, E., Hawkins, J., Kearney, M., Peyton, C., Dwyer, J., Haggerty, L., Higgins, L., Murro, B., Kelly, U., Toscano, S., Aber, C., Mahony, D., Bell, M. (2003). Translation of domestic violence instruments for use in research. Violence Against Women, 9(7), 859-878. [Peer Reviewed Research]

Davolio, D., Hawkins, J., Haggerty, L., Kelly, U., Barrett, R., Durno Toscano, S., Dwyer, J., Higgins, L., Kearney, M., Pearce, C., Aber, C., Mahony, D., & Bell, M. (2001). Screening for abuse: barriers and opportunities. Health Care for Women International, 22, 349-362. [Conceptual]

Toscano, S. (2001) [Review of the book Clinical Guidelines in Family Practice; the Complete Resource for Adult, Pediatric, or Family Practice]. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 1(4), 249

Pending Publications
Toscano, S (2013). "My Situation Wasn't that Unique": the Experience of Teens in Abusive Relationships. Journal of Pediatric Nursing [Research]

Presentations
Toscano, S. (2012, October). Translation of Qualitative finding for Practical Use: Poetic Transcription. Oral Presentation presented at the 18th International Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, PQ.

Toscano, S. (2012, October). "My Situation Wasn't that Unique": The Experience of Teens in Abusive Relationships. Oral Presentation presented at the 18th International Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, PQ.

Toscano, S. (2011, October). The Lived Experience of High School Teens in Abusive Relationships: A Retrospective Narrative. Poster session presented at the 17th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Toscano, S. (2009, March). Validation of the theory of female adolescents' safety as determined by the dynamics of the circle. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Nurses Research Society, Boston, MA.

Toscano, S. (2007, September). Dating experiences and factors influencing safety: The Dynamics of the circle. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Nurses Network for Violence Against Women International, London, CA.

Invited to Present
Toscano, S. (2009, January). Invited speaker at the Teen IPV Research Forum held on January 29th, 2009 at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton NJ.

Toscano, S (2010, February - March). A Health Conversation About Teen Relationships, On-line forum Robert Wood Johnson Foundation