Scott Community College (1986), Nursing
Teikyo Marycrest University (1997), Nursing
Graduate School
University of N C-Chapel Hill (2007), Nursing

Research Interest

  • Impact of nursing care on outcomes for neurocritical care patients
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Research methodology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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


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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)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (2007)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2005)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (1990)