- Scott Community College (1986), Nursing
- Teikyo Marycrest University (1997), Nursing
- Graduate School
- University of N C-Chapel Hill (2007), Nursing
- Impact of nursing care on outcomes for neurocritical care patients
- Intracranial pressure monitoring
- Research methodology
- Time to treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and outcome from acute ischemic stroke.
- Saver JL, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Reeves MJ, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Pan W, Olson DM, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH JAMA 2013 Jun 309 23 2480-8
- Evidence to Guide Nursing Interventions for Critically Ill Neurologically Impaired Patients With ICP Monitoring.
- McNett MM, Olson DM J Neurosci Nurs 2013 Jun 45 3 120-3
- Targeting telestroke: benchmarking time performance in telestroke consultations.
- Yang JP, Wu TC, Tegeler C, Xian Y, Olson DM, Kolls BJ J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 May 22 4 470-5
- Planning for Study Design and Analysis for Point-of-Care Research Teams: Measurement.
- Zhao Y, Olson DM AACN Adv Crit Care 2013 Apr-Jun 24 2 219-22
- Insurance Status and Outcome after Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Findings from Get with The Guidelines-Stroke.
- James ML, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Olson DM, Smith EE, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Mar
- Dysphagia Screening and Hospital-acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Findings from Get with the Guidelines-Stroke.
- Masrur S, Smith EE, Saver JL, Reeves MJ, Bhatt DL, Zhao X, Olson D, Pan W, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Jan
- Interrater reliability of the bedside shivering assessment scale.
- Olson DM, Grissom JL, Williamson RA, Bennett SN, Bellows ST, James ML Am. J. Crit. Care 2013 Jan 22 1 70-4
- A risk score for in-hospital death in patients admitted with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
- Smith EE, Shobha N, Dai D, Olson DM, Reeves MJ, Saver JL, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH J Am Heart Assoc 2013 2 1 e005207
- Death and Rehospitalization after Transient Ischemic Attack or Acute Ischemic Stroke: One-year Outcomes from the Adherence Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke-Longitudinal Registry.
- Olson DM, Cox M, Pan W, Sacco RL, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, Labresh KA, Schwamm LH, Williams L, Goldstein LB, Bushnell CD, Peterson ED J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Dec
- Venous Thromboembolism in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Population: Incidence and Patterns of Prophylaxis.
- Douds GL, Hellkamp AS, Olson DM, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Cockroft KM J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Dec
Chapter 56. Nursing Assessment: Nervous System. In Medical-Surgical Nursing. Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. 9th Edition
Olson, DM (2014). Elsevier
Nursing and Education. In Monitoring in Neurocritical Care
Olson, DM (2013). Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier
Honors & Awards
- D-Magazine Excellence in Nursing
Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (2014)
- Fellow, Neurocritical Care Society
- Presidential Citation
Award for recognition from the Neurocritical Care Society (2013)
- North Carolina Great 100
Recognition for top 100 nurses in N.C. (2011)
- American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (2007)
- Neurocritical Care Society (2005)
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses (1990)