Rick Daniels, Ph.D., R.N., COL (ret.)

Rick Daniels

Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Ashland Campus
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., SN-SOU
Ashland, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 552-6701
FAX: 541 552-6055
E-mail: danielsr@ohsu.edu

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Rick Daniels, R.N., Ph.D. received his B.S.N. from the University of Oregon School of Nursing, his M.S.N. from the University of San Diego, and his Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Daniels has been an associate professor for the School of Nursing, Ashland campus, since 1988. His primary responsibilities are teaching theory and clinical courses at the undergraduate level, performing research with a wellness focus, and serving on campus-wide committees. He teaches a variety of acute care didactic nursing courses, such as pathophysiology, adult health and illness, and pharmacology. In addition, Dr. Daniels developed and taught a distance learning course in Pathophysiology from 1994-2000, as well as co-teaching the R.N.-B.S.N. online Pathophysiology course from 2002-2006. In the clinical settings, he initiated innovative selected clinical immersion courses in the areas of perioperative nursing, intensive care, and emergency health services. Dr. Daniels has also obtained three successive grants with the Department of the Army for initiating wellness programs with Oregon National Guardsmen. In addition, he has written a number of articles in nursing journals, authored three nursing textbooks which are in multiple editions, and presented posters and presentations at local, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Daniels maintained his clinical practice in the Oregon Army National Guard as the State of Oregon Deputy Commander at the rank of Colonel. He retired with 28 years of military service with multiple awards in August 2012.>


Ph.D. - University of Texas, Austin, Tex.


Pathophysiology, Pharmacology



Retired in August 2012 from 28 years of military service. Prior to retirement, COL Daniels served in the Oregon Army National Guard as a Nurse officer in the position of Colonel. He was appointed as the Deputy Commander of the State of Oregon. This position was appointed by the Oregon State Surgeon and was the commanding officer over the entire States’ nurse officers. Prior to that position COL Daniels served in the U.S.Army Reserves and was deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91. He received numerous state and federal awards/medals during his years of service.

Community Service

Oregon Army National Guard Medical Leadership; FOCUS (nonprofit organization) chairperson
Organizations: Phi Kappa Phi, ONA, NLN, AORN
OHSU Faculty Committees:
Statewide OCNE course leader for Acute Care I and Acute Care II
Statewide and Regional Search Committees
Statewide Conduct Officer
Statewide Bacc. Curriculum Committee


2005-2006. Co-investigator with Dr. Deborah Messacar (PI) awarded OHSU for: Family
Reintegration Following Guard Deployment, funded by the TriService Nursing Research

2004-2005. Co-investigator with Dr. Heather Young (PI) awarded AHRQ via Asante Health
Systems for: Medication Management: A Closed Computerized Loop. Total budget funded is
$3.2 million.

2002-2005. Principal investigator for Health Promotion and Prevention Initiative (HPPI)
accepted Dec., Title is, "Personal Responsibility Project Replication". Total budget funded is


Daniels,R. (2014). Delmar's Manual for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 3rd ed. Albany, New York:Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Daniels, R. & Nicoll, L. (2012). Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd ed. New York: Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Daniels,R. (2010). Delmar's Manual for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd ed. Albany, New York:Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Daniels, R., Grendell, R., & Wilkins, F. (2010).  Nursing Fundamentals: Caring & Clinical Decision Making, 2nd ed.. New York:  Cengage Delmar Learning.

Daniels, R. Nosek, L., & Nicoll, L. (2007). Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing. New York: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Daniels, R. (2005). Delivery of trauma care to injured soldiers, The Sentinel, 36 (3), 6-8.

Daniels, R. (2004). Nursing Fundamentals: Caring & Clinical Decision Making. New York:Thomson Delmar Learning.

Daniels,R. (2003). Delmar's Manual for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Albany, New York:Thomson Delmar Learning.

Daniels,R. (2002). Health promotion program implemented in ORARNG. AZUWUR, 29 (2),8-9.

Daniels, R. (2002). Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Albany, New York:Thomson Delmar Learning.

Daniels, R. (2000). Exploring the self-care variables that explain a wellness lifestyle in spinal cord injured wheelchair basketball athletes. SCI Psychosocial Press, 13(2), 32-41.

Jaqavone, J., Daniels, R., Tyner, I. (1999). CNS facilitation of a cardiac surgery clinical pathway program, Clinical Nurse Specialist, 13 (3), 43-49.