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Abigail Drallos

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Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email

414.443.8784

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator, Liberty University
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Concordia University

    Certification

    • Oncology Certified Nurse (2010)
    • Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification (2010)

    Background

    Throughout the 13 years of my nursing career, I have mainly worked within the area of hematology/oncology. I am passionate about this patient population as they have so much to gain from overcoming cancer, and they have taught me many valuable lessons along the way. It is my privilege to have served this population in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient, and in the role of an inpatient nurse educator. My most recent nursing position involved providing care to cancer patients in need of chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, and other various supportive care in the outpatient setting at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Despite the considerable amount of time I have worked in hematology/oncology, I am very versatile in my role as a Registered Nurse because I worked as a travel nurse as well for several years during my career. The various places to which I journeyed as a travel nurse include Virginia Mason (Seattle, WA), Stanford Hospital (Palo Alto, CA), Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute and Roy Lester Schneider Hospital (Charlotte Amalie, USVI), University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (Madison, WI), and the Angeles Clinic and Research Institute (Santa Monica, CA). 

    The Lord has used my extensive past experience to lead me to my present undertakings in the realm of nursing education. During the spring 2017 and fall 2018 semesters, I was an adjunct instructor for WLC and taught adult health and gerontology clinicals. In January of this year (2018), I accepted a divine call to serve as a part-time member of the nursing faculty. I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals enrolled in this program as they represent the future of the nursing profession. It is an honor to be allowed to help shape the future of nursing practice in this manner.

    My husband, our daughter, and I live in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee and are members of Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee. We are currently attending and supporting the development of Grace’s start-up sister congregation, Grace in the Ward. We enjoy traveling and hope to instill the love of travel in our daughter as well!

    Teaching

    • Mental Health & Mental Health Practicum
    • Adult Health I & II Practicum

    Research Interests

    • Peer Mentoring in Undergraduate Nursing Students
    • Burnout Prevention in Oncology Nurses
    • Suicide Prevention and Intervention
    • Interventions to Reduce Undergraduate Nursing Student Anxiety
    • Attrition in Undergraduate Nursing Students and Retention Strategies

    Scholarly Works

    Oncologic Emergencies: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Cardiac Tamponade, Acute Renal Failure, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, and Sepsis - Presented for nurses new to hematology/oncology at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

    Fundamentals of Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course -Presented for nurses new to chemotherapy and biotherapy administration at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin 

    Professional Memberships

    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society (STTI)
    • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
    • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Nursing Association (WELSNA)