- 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
- An evaluation of stroke education in AVAIL registry hospitals.
- West A, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Fedder W, Weber C, Drew L, Peterson ED, Bushnell C, Olson DM J Neurosci Nurs 2012 Jun 44 3 115-23
- Depression and antidepressant use after stroke and transient ischemic attack.
- El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Pan W, Olson DM, Zimmer LO, Williams JW, Bushnell C, Laskowitz DT Stroke 2012 Jun 43 6 1609-16
- Use of tissue-type plasminogen activator before and after publication of the European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study III in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke.
- Messé SR, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Kaltenbach L, Olson DM, Kasner SE, Schwamm LH Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 May 5 3 321-6
- Saving the brain with therapeutic hypothermia.
- Olson DM, Britt ES, Garvin KA, Grissom JL, Laaro KH, Halley N Nursing 2012 May 42 5 59-62
- Predictors of rapid brain imaging in acute stroke: analysis of the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program.
- Kelly AG, Hellkamp AS, Olson D, Smith EE, Schwamm LH Stroke 2012 May 43 5 1279-84
- Data quality in the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke): results from a national data validation audit.
- Xian Y, Fonarow GC, Reeves MJ, Webb LE, Blevins J, Demyanenko VS, Zhao X, Olson DM, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH, Smith EE Am. Heart J. 2012 Mar 163 3 392-8, 398.e1
- Relationship of national institutes of health stroke scale to 30-day mortality in medicare beneficiaries with acute ischemic stroke.
- Fonarow GC, Saver JL, Smith EE, Broderick JP, Kleindorfer DO, Sacco RL, Pan W, Olson DM, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH J Am Heart Assoc 2012 Feb 1 1 42-50
- Electroencephalography leads placed by nontechnologists using a template system produce signals equal in quality to technologist-applied, collodion disk leads.
- Kolls BJ, Olson DM, Gallentine WB, Skeen MB, Skidmore CT, Sinha SR J Clin Neurophysiol 2012 Feb 29 1 42-9
- Neurocritical care nursing research priorities.
- Olson DM, McNett MM, Livesay S, Le Roux PD, Suarez JI, Bautista C Neurocrit Care 2012 Feb 16 1 55-62
- Representativeness of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Registry: comparison of patient and hospital characteristics among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with ischemic stroke.
- Reeves MJ, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Pan W, Olson D, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH Stroke 2012 Jan 43 1 44-9
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)