Mandi L Cafasso , DNP

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Dr.

College of Nursing
P.O. Box 210038
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Email Barcikml@ucmail.uc.edu

Professional Summary

Mandi Cafasso is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches courses preparing post masters and BSN students about the role of the doctor of nursing practice.

Mandi has focused her career on educating advanced practice nurses about Ohio law and rule and has served as a guest lecturer on this topic for a number of national, regional and local organizations and facilities. She is actively involved in a number of professional organizations both for clinical growth and as an advocate for the APRN role. 

In addition to her advocacy work and clinical expertise, she has served as a primary investigator for a drug trial, worked on numerous quality improvement committees and enjoys opportunities to volunteer in the community

Education

BSN: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2022 (Nursing)

MSN: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005 (Pediatric Nursing- Primary Care)

Research and Practice Interests

Mandi has an interest in health policy and grassroots advocacy for APRN practice. She is involved in a number of professional organizations for this cause.

Clinical interests and expertise in pediatric endcrinology and diabetes care with special interest in treatment of precocious puberty and obesity.

Mandi also has interests in patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with auto-islet cell transplantion and increasing cultural competency for providers seeing transgender  patients. 

Positions and Work Experience

01-2007 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Endocrinology/ Diabetes, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,

01-2017 - Adjunct Instructor, College of Nursing- Post Graduate , University of Cincinnati,

01-2018 - Instructor Adjunct- represented, College of Nursing- Post- Graduate, University of Cincinnati,

07-2005 -01-2007 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Liver/Small Bowel Transplant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,

08-2002 -07-2005 Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse- Inpatient Liver/Small Bowel and Airway population, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,

06-2018 - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Univeristy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Publications

Published Abstracts

Jennings, C., Barcikowski, M. & Rose, SR (2009. ) Efficacy of 3-Month Depot GnRH Agonist in Control of Inappropriate Puberty .[Abstract]Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24 (3 ) ,233Co-Author

Peer Reviewed Publications

Howell, J., Cafasso, M., Backeljauw, P. (2011. ) Superior mesenteric artery syndrome as a presentation of Graves disease in adolescence. Diabetology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, , 18 (3 ) ,

Cafasso, M., Elder, D. A., Blum, S., Weis,T., Hornung, L., Khoury, J., Stenger, . Rose, S.R. (2015. ) Treatment of central precocious puberty using GnRH agonists.The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, , 11 (7 ) ,686-694 More Information

Cafasso, M (2019. ) Patient Advocacy: A Primer on Influencing Healthcare Delivery for Endocrine Patients.Journal Pediatric Nursing, , 45 (March-April ) ,83 -84

More Information

Book Chapter

Cafasso, Mandi L. (2020 ) Management of Endocrine Disorders Primary Care Pediatrics for the Nurse Practitioner .(pp. Chapter 37).New York, Springer (Author)

Cafasso, Mandi L. (2020 ) Management of Endocrine Disorders Primary Care Pediatrics for the Nurse Practitioner .(pp. Chapter 37).New York, Springer (Author)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Mandi Cafasso (05-2018. ) Grassroots Advocacy: A Necessary Skill in Nursing .Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society , Bonita Springs, FL. Conference. . Level:National

Mandi Cafasso (03-2018. ) Incrementalism: Beginning a Successful Path to Full Practice Authority .National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL. Conference. . Level:National

Mandi Cafasso (04-2017. ) Klinefelter Syndrome: A near miss in a child with congenital hypothyroidism .Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society, Minneapolis, MN. Conference. . Level:National

Mandi Cafasso (05-2018. ) Ohio Law Update .Ohio Chapter National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Columbus, Ohio. Conference. . Level:State

Mandi Cafasso (03-2017. ) Law and Rule for the School Nurse .Ohio Department of Health, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Professional Meeting. . Level:State

Cafasso, M., Miller, K & Pfister, MP (01-2019. ) APP Advocacy: Beyond the Bedside .Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Other Institution. . Level:Local

Riley, A & Cafasso, M. (02-2019. ) Catching up with the times: The state of pediatric obesity and impact of technology based tools .Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Other Institution. .

Cafasso, M (02-2019. ) APRN Advocacy: Beyond the Bedside .Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Professional Meeting. .

Cafasso, M. (03-2019. ) Precocious puberty .Webinar, Conference. .

Cafasso, M. (04-2019. ) The Politics that Influence Pediatric Endocrine Care .Hotel, Long Beach, CA. Conference. .

Cafasso, M. (05-2019. ) APRN Advocacy: Beyond the Bedside .University, Athens, Ohio. Conference. .

Poster Presentations

Mandi Cafasso, Susan Rose, Tammy Weis, Lindsey Hornung, Jane Khoury, Peggy Stenger, Deborah Elder (06-2012. ) Clinical Efficacy of Three Month Depot GnRH Agonist in Suppression of Central Puberty .Pediatric Endocrine Society, Houston, TX. . Level:National

Mandi Cafasso, Susan Rose, Cindy Jennings, Samantha Blum (04-2009. ) Efficacy of Three Month Depot GnRH Agonist in the Control of Inappropriate Puberty .Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society, Newport, Rhode Island. . Conference. . Level:National

Honors and Awards

03-2019 OAAPN Amazing APRN

Student Advising

Taylor Foley (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2019

Christina Busick (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 2019

Temitayo Olagbemi (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Mallory Widecan (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Rachel Weber (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Tina Arstingstall (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Jennifer Murphy (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:In Progress

Kelsey Byrne (Doctoral ) Chair Status:In Progress

Service

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Medical Executive Committee ) Elected Member Type:Other Level:Department 01-2016 -01-2018

Post Graduate Training and Education

05-2013-05-2015 Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Otterbein University, , Columbus, Ohio

Professional Affiliation

Legislative Chair Ohio Chapter National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners,

Nominating Committee Member Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Society,

Key Person Program Chair Ohio Association for Advanced Practice Nurses- taskforce for full practice authority. Grassroots education chair Ohio Association for Advanced Practice Nurses,

Courses Taught

-NDNP-8001 DNP ROLE SEM Level:Graduate

-NDNP-8002 ROLE SEM DNP APRN Level:Graduate

-NDNP-8002 ROLE SEM DNP APRN Level:Graduate

-NDNP-9030 PLAN MGT PROG PROJ Level:Graduate

-NDNP-9030 PLAN MGT PROG PROJ Level:Graduate

Planning, Management and Evaluation Level:Graduate

DNP Role Seminar Level:Graduate

Practicum I Level:Graduate

DNP Practicum II Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Academic - College of Nursing
P.O. Box 210038
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Barcikml@ucmail.uc.edu

Clinical - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45220
Mandi.cafasso@cchmc.org