Nursing: Faculty
& Staff

Faculty and Staff

Deborah Vargo, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

Associate Professor
Director, M.S.N. Program

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of Akron
  • M.S.N., Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
  • B.S.N., The University of Toledo
  • A.A.S., The University of Toledo Community and Technical College

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Nursing education
  • Infection control
  • Decision-making

Recent Publications

  • Witt, D. E., Choudhury, R., Cusack, G., Greene, N. Lange-Otsuka, P., Minchew, L., …Vargo, D. (2012). Application of a Family Pedigree for Nursing Practice: Lesson Plan and Grading Rubric. Available at Genome.gov website http://www.genome.gov/17517037#al-2 and National Human Genome Research Institute Summer workshop in Genomics short course website http://www.genome.gov/10000217

Recent Presentations

  • Vargo, D. (2013). Variables Influencing Registered Nurses’ Decisions about Medication Management to Prevent Errors. Invited oral presentation October 17, 2013 for the Annual ProMedica Research Conference, Toledo, Ohio
  • Vargo, D. (2013). Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Role of the Registered Nurse in Medication Management. Oral Presentation given June 6, 2013 at the conference entitled Classroom to Clinical: Looking Through the QSEN Lens, Sylvania, Ohio
  • Gallagher, M., & Vargo, D. (2013). Applying the Framework of Nursing Theories to Art. Oral Presentation at AACN's 2013 Master's Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 20-23, 2013
  • Vargo, D. (2013). Educational Option for ADN and Diploma Nurses: The RN to MSN. Oral Presentation at AACN's 2013 Master's Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 20-23, 2013
  • Vargo, D. (2011). Factors Influencing Registered Nurses' Judgments and Decisions for Medication Management. Oral Presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society March 26, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio
  • Vargo, D., Wynd, C., & Ludwick, R. (2007, March). Factorial Survey for Examining Nurse Decision-making in the Prevention of Medication Errors. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Nursing Research Society Omaha, Nebraska
  • D. Vargo, C. Wynd, and R. Ludwick, Factorial Survey for Examining Nurse Decision-making in the Prevention of Medication Errors. Poster presented at the University of Akron’s research symposium February, 2007, Akron, Ohio
  • D. Vargo, Nursing’s Role in the Care of Mr. Smith -- Lecture for Intro to Health Professions Class (HEPR 150) The University of Findlay. February 1, 2007

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Northwest Ohio Nurses' Association Nursing Excellence Award, 2011
  • Scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Theta Chapter-at- Large. October, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Ohio Nurses Association/American Nurses' Association
  • Northwest Ohio Nurses’ Association (NONA)
  • National League for Nurses
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

Service to Community

  • Advisory Council Sylvania Schools Med Tech Program

Contact


Deborah Vargo
Office: SCH 234
Phone: 419-824-3792
Email