20 avenue George Sand La Plaine St Denis - 93210 - Paris

Tel: +33 (0) 2 99 02 24 41 (work)

E-mail: odessa.petitditdariel@ehesp.fr (work)

Discipline(s): Nursing

Current position: Professor of EHESP

Diploma(s): Doctorate in Nursing Sciences

Affiliation(s): Healthcare organisation management (EA 7348 MOS), Institute of Management


1990 - 1994 – BA in Economics with a minor in Small Business Development  from the University of Texas at Austin, United States

1999 - 2002 – Nursing degree (recognized by the European Union) from Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

2005 - 2007 - Masters in Nursing Sciences, specialization in Nursing Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

2008-2011 - Ph.D in Nursing Sciences, Research topic:  the factors influencing nurse educators to integrate e-learning into their teaching, University of Nottingham, UK


My research is around Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and innovative pedagogical approaches in nurse education. The project I am currently working on is exploring the potential for Serious Games in developing clinical reasoning. I am also interested in Evidence-Based Practice and the leadership needed to implement changes in clinical practice to improve the quality of care.


Leadership, Change management

Qualitative research

Evidence-Based Nursing / Evidence-Based Practice