Angela Banks

Angela Banks

Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6393 Cowell Hall 302

Biography

Dr. Angela D. Banks, RN, PhD is a Professor and former Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Department at the University of San Francisco in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. She teaches Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacokinetics to undergraduate nursing students. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, and during the last 20 years she worked in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and the emergency room. She received a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. Her program of research focuses on health disparities, women’s health and African Americans with cardiovascular disease. During the year of 2011-2012, Dr. Banks was a Fulbright Scholar, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and later that year she co-authored her first book titled, “Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses.” She has spoken nationally and internationally on health seeking behavior among African Americans with heart disease and disseminated the findings of her research in peer-reviewed nursing and medical journals.

Dr. Banks' teaching philosophy, in her own words:

My teaching philosophy is built on the premise of 3 major roles. The first is a director, the second is a story teller, and the final is a gatekeeper. In the role of director, I mentor, guide and support my students through a pathway of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and student responsibility. I navigate through difficult concepts, new terminology, and the physiology of the human body. To assist students with comprehension and understanding, I provide clear guidelines and valuable resources. As a director, I select the material, topics, and the methodology for assessing and meeting program outcomes. I apply several teaching strategies such as gaming, on-line modules, student interaction, case studies, discussion and podcasting.

My second responsibility is the role of a storyteller. I believe there is value in using myself and my personal experiences as teaching tools; and I accomplish this through storytelling. Storytelling captures the attention of my students and provides a foundation for better understanding through the use of concrete examples.

My final responsibility is that of a gatekeeper. As a gatekeeper, I establish the standards for the course and the bar is high yet achievable. As students who will become future nurses, I am preparing them to develop problem-solving strategies; and to function as competent registered nurses in a hospital, community or clinic. To meet these benchmarks, I provide an environment that is conducive to active learning, meeting course objectives and bridging the gap between the acquisition and retention of knowledge.

Appointments
Academic Standards Committee
University Honorary Degree Committee
Education
BSN, University of Illinois, Chicago
MSN, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Experience
Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Cardiac Failure
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Expertise
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Trauma
Emergency Room
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Research
Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans
Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Procedures
Qualitative and Quantitative Research, and Smoking Cessation in College Nursing Students

Professional Memberships

2010 Western Institute of Nursing; current

2001-2003 UCSF, Committee for Chancellor’s Award for Advancement of Women

2001-2002 President of Doctoral Forum, University of California, San Francisco Committee for Doctoral Students

1999-2001 SBNA (Sacramento Black Nurses Association), Vice-President, Member of Scholarship Committee; Member of Fund Raising Committee, Vice-Chair of Community Events

1998 American Heart Association, Council of Cardiovascular Nursing; current

1997 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society; current

1992 AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses); current

Scholarships and Publications

Original Articles in Refereed Journals

Banks, Angela Denise, Ong-Flaherty, Chenit, Sharifi, Claire (2016). “Cultural of Oppression in African Americans with Heart Failure. “Journal of Cultural Diversity, 23(4), 139-142.

Ong-Flaherty, C., Banks, A., Doyle, M., Sharifi, C. (2016). “The Meaning of evidence and nonmaleficence: Cases from nursing. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 12(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.1202.02

Banks, Angela Denise, Ong-Flaherty, Chenit, Sharifi, Claire (2016). Reflections on Leadership Nursing Education: A Minority Perspective, Creative Nursing, 22(4), 88-91.

Bawadi, H.A., Banks, A.D., Tayyem, R.F., Elkhoury, C. (2015). “Meals served for hypertensive and cardiac in-patients in Jordan Evaluation in the light of WHO and relevant guidelines,” Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22(1), 810-815.

Banks, A.D. (2014). “A Fulbrighters’ Journey,” Creative Nursing, 20(3), 182-187.

Tayyem, R. F., Bayadoo, F., Kasseb, M. I., Khriesat, W. M., Al-Haifi, A.R., Banks, A. D., Bawadi, A. H., (2013). “Association of College Entrance Exam with Changes in some Lifestyle Factors among Adolescents,” Nutrition and Food Science, 43(6), 573-581.

Bawadi, A. H., Banks, A. D., Ammari, F., Tayyem, R. F., Jabreen, S. (2012). “Stage of Change of 6 Health-Related Behaviors among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.” Primary Care Diabetes 6(4), 319-327.

Banks, A. (2008). Women and Heart Disease: Missed Opportunities. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 53(3), 430-439.

Banks, A. & Dracup, K. (2007). “Are There Gender Differences in the Reasons Why African-Americans Delay in Seeking Medical Help for Symptoms of an Acute Myocardial Infarction?” Ethnicity & Disease, 17(2), 221-227.

Banks, A. & Dracup, K. (2006). “Factors Associated with Prolonged Prehospital Delay Time in African Americans With an Acute Myocardial Infarction.” American Journal of Critical Care 15(2), 149-157.

Banks, A. & Malone, R. (2005). “Accustomed to Enduring: Experiences of African American Women Seeking Care for Cardiac Symptoms.” Heart & Lung, 34(1). 13-21.

Banks, A., Drew, B., Ide, B. (1999). Does Recording of a Patient's ST Segment "Fingerprint" During Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Help to Exclude Coronary Artery Reocclusion as the Cause of Transient Ischemia Following the Procedure? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing. October 1999:115-116.

Book Chapters

Banks, A. D. & Kwong, A. W. (2013) "Faculty of Color Needed in Nursing Leadership: Voices From Two Nursing Academes,"”" Cracking the Wall Twenty Years Later: Women in Higher Education Leadership (2nd edition), College and University Personnel Association.

Books

Corbett, J.V. & Banks, A. D. (2012). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses. (8th ed.), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Abstracts

2015 Banks, A., Ong-Flaherty, C. “Nurturing Awareness on the Culture of Oppression.” 6th International in Sickness and In Health Conference, University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2010 Banks, A. “Medication Compliance in the Homeless: Challenges and Opportunities.” Western Institute of Nursing, Communication Nursing Research Conference. Nursing Science Informing Practice and Driving Policy Proceedings, Volume (43)460.

2006 Banks, A. & Dracup, K. “Factors Associated with Prolonged Prehospital Delay Time in African Americans With an Acute Myocardial Infarction.” American Journal of Critical Care, Abstract, 15(3) 333.

2003 Howie, J. Banks, A., Caldwell, M., Dracup, K. “A Pilot Educational Intervention Improves Patient Knowledge of Symptoms of Heart Failure.” American Journal of Critical Care, Abstract, 12(3), 278.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Fall 2018 Song Brown Grant, funded, $96,000

Spring 2017 HRSA Workforce Grant, approved, not funded

Spring 2014 USF SONHP Teaching Effectiveness Award, $1000.00

Fall 2011 Fulbright Award to Jordan University of Science and Technology, $43,500

Fall 2008 University of San Francisco, Jesuit Grant, $5,000

Spring 2008 USF School of Nursing, Teaching Effectiveness Award, $1000.00

Spring 2008 Faculty of the Month Award for April 2008

Spring 2007 University of San Francisco, Internal Grant, $8,500

2001-2005 National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Fellowship

2000-2001 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship for Doctoral Studies

1997 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Beta Gamma Chapter); current

Community Service

June 2011-Oct. 2016 Church of the Chimes, San Jose, Serving the Homeless Meals and Teaching in the Nursery School

June 2010 Sacred Heart Community Center, San Jose, CA.

April 2003 Mount Davidson (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Volunteer

August 2000 Nurse – Medical Mission trip to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala through Celebration Life Church in Sacramento, CA.

June 2011-Oct. 2016 Church of the Chimes, San Jose, Serving the Homeless Meals and Teaching in the Nursery School June 2010 Sacred Heart Community Center, San Jose, CA.

April 2003 Mount Davidson (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Volunteer

August 2000 Nurse – Medical Mission trip to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala through Celebration Life Church in Sacramento, CA.