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Faculty & Staff: Gail Landheer Zandee

Gail ZandeeGail Landheer Zandee MSN, RN | Community Partnership Coordinator
gzandee@calvin.edu

Education:

  • MSN, Community Health Nursing, Wayne State University, 1993
  • BSN, Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing, 1990

Specialty:

  • Community Health Nursing

Professional Experience:

  • Calvin College Department of Nursing, Community Partnership Coordinator, 2001 - present
  • Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor, 1993 - 2000
  • Sparta Health Center, Community Health Nurse, 1994
  • Blodgett Hospital, Staff Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit, 1990 – 1993

Research Interests:

  • Health Promotion / Illness Prevention
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Community Health Worker Programs

Grants:

  • Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics.  Awarded $1000 for the funding of a student fellow to mentor in community based participatory research.  May, 2009 and 2010.
  • Community Health Worker Program, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities Grant for continuing a program which teams nursing students with neighborhood residents to promote health and access to care in resident’s neighborhood,  2006, $18,229.00.
  • Community Health Worker Program, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities Grant for continuing a program which teams nursing students with neighborhood residents to promote health and access to care in resident’s neighborhood, 2005, $17,698.00.
  • Community Health Worker Program, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities Grant for initiating a program which teams nursing students with neighborhood residents to promote health and access to care in resident’s neighborhood, 2004, $17,767.00.
  • "Engaging with Creston Neighborhood for Health Promotion and Illness Prevention", Michigan Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement Mini-Grant, 1998, $1600.00.
  • Expanding Partnership with Creston Neighborhood and Investigating Other Community Partnerships in the Grand Rapids/Holland Area, Hope College Faculty Development Grant, 1998, $1100.00

Paper Presentations:

  • “Social Determinants of Women’s Mental health in Three Ethnically Diverse, Impoverished, and Under Served Communities”.  Midwest Nursing Research Society.  Dearborn, MI, 2012.
  • “Community-Campus Service-Learning Partnerships:  Promoting the Health of Urban, Underserved Neighborhoods while Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students”. Sigma Theta Tau Eta Zeta Chapter, Fall Research Workshop, Keynote address. Kalamazoo, MI, 2011.
  • “Community Based Participatory Research Results in Burton Heights and Baxter / Madison Neighborhoods”.  Kent County Health Department Infant Health I-team.  Grand Rapids, MI, 2011.
  • “Knowing your Body:  A Pilot Study”.  Kent County Health Department Infant Health I-team.  Grand Rapids, MI, 2010
  • ”Exploring the Pregnancy Recognition Process Through Group Interviews”.  Sigma Theta Tau International, 40th Biennial Convention.  Indianapolis, IN, 2009.
  • “Understanding Poverty”.  Spectrum Health Healthier Communities/Kent County Healthy Start inservice training for staff.   Grand Rapids, MI, 2006.
  • "Implementing a Community-Based Curriculum:  Meeting the Challenge Through Unique Faculty Roles".   AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2005.
  • “Evidence-Based Practice:  Teaching by Doing”.  AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, 2004.
  • “Promoting the Health of Populations through Community-Based Participatory Research”. Population Focused Nursing:  Applications Across Environments of Care conference, Cleveland State University, Ohio, 2004.
  • "Listening to Community Voices: Community-Based Research, A First Step in Partnership and Outreach." Outreach Scholarship 2002 Conference: Catalyst for Change, Columbus, OH, 2002.
  • "Educating Public Health Nursing Students: Partnerships in Urban, Rural, and Inner-city Areas", AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Chicago, IL, 2000.
  • "Taking Service-Learning to the Next Level Through Partnership". Universities as Citizens Summer Planning Institute, Midwest Campus Compact Collaboration, Kalamazoo, MI, 1999.
  • "Essential Factors in Community Field/Service-learning experiences", Calvin Faculty Developmental Workshop, Grand Rapids, MI, 1999.
  • "Educating Public Health Nursing Students Using a Service-Learning Partnership Approach". Sustaining Community-Based Primary Care: Policies, Partnership, and Practice, Williamsburg, VA, 1999.

Publications:

  • Doornbos, M. M., Zandee, G. L., DeGroot, J. (in press).  Desired Mental Health Resources for Urban, Ethnically Diverse, Impoverished Women Struggling With Anxiety and Depression.  Qualitative Health Research, in press.
  • Doornbos, M. M., Zandee, G. L., DeGroot, J. (in press).  Clinging to any bit of joy:  Urban, ethnically diverse, impoverished women's descriptions of anxiety and depression.  Archives of Psychiatric  Nursing, in press
  • Zandee, G. (2012).  Mapping a strategic plan for health:  Community-based participatory research with underserved, low-income uban neighborhoods.  Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3), 95-97.
  • Zandee, G., Bossenbroek, D., Friesen, M., Blech, K., & Engbers, R. (2010). Effectiveness of community health worker/nursing student teams as a strategy for public health nursing education. Public Health Nursing, 27(3), 277-284.
  • Feenstra, C., Gordon, B., Hansen, D., Zandee, G. (2006).  Managing Community and Neighborhood Partnerships in a Community-Based Nursing Curriculum.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(4), 236-241.
  • Heffner, G.G., Zandee, G.L. & Schwander, L. (2003). Listening to community voices: Community-based research, a first step in partnership and outreach. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 8(1), 33-44.
  • Zandee, G.L. (2002). Reciprocity and partnership: The multidimensional impact of community driven nursing practice. In G. Heffner & C. Beversluis (Eds.) Commitment and connection: Service-learning and Christian higher education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Zandee, G. L. (1999, Winter). Medical mission work in the inner city: A collaborative venture of a church and nursing program. Journal of Christian Nursing, 16-18.
  • Zandee, G. L. & Oermann, M. H. (1996). Effectiveness of contingency contracting: Component of a worksite weight loss program. AAOHN Journal, 44, 183-188.

Awards / Recognitions:

  • Community / Academic Partnership First Place Award for poster submitted in the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research conference, April, 2012
  • Poster Award for “Mapping a Strategic Plan for Health:  Community Based Participatory Research with Underserved, Low-Income, Urban Neighborhoods”.  Submitted to National Outreach Scholarship Conference. October, 2011.
  • Community / Academic Partnership Second Place Award for poster submitted in the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research conference, May, 2011
  • Leininger Breakthrough Award Honorable Recognition, September, 2008
  • Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, February, 2008
  • Community Partnership Award. Calvin College, April, 2005
  • Woman of Achievement Recognition. YWCA, Grand Rapids, MI, November, 2004.
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