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Cherie Adkins, Ph.D., R.N.

Education

  • BS (Bible), Lancaster Bible College, 1989
  • BSN, Millersville University, 1996
  • MS in Nursing, Community Health Concentration
    Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2010

Credentials

  • Registered Nurse

Courses

  • NURS 450/451 Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 508 Application of Nursing Research
  • NURS 700 Applied Statistics

Research Interests

  • Adult education
  • Transformative learning theory
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • Preterm mothers
  • Intellectual/developmental disabilities

Recent Publications

  • Evaluating theory from a Christian perspective: Transformative learning theory. Journal of Christian Nursing, 2015.
  • Salavitabar, A., Haidet K., Adkins, C., Susman E., Palmer C., & Storm H., (2010). Preterm infants’ sympathetic arousal and associated behavioral responses to sound stimuli in the neonatal intensive care unit. Advances in Neonatal Care.
  • Steis. M., Penrod, J., Adkins, C. & Hupcey, J. (2009). Principle-based concept analysis: Recognition in the context of nurse-patient interactions. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Recent Presentations

  • Nurse recognition of transformative learning: Its utility in clinical settings. Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.
  • Leadership by design. Symposium, Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.
  • Recasting assessment to transform learning: An integrated approach. Symposium, Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.
  • Transformative learning: Never the same again. Community Services Group, Mountville, PA, 2012.
  • Evidence-based practice in nursing. Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Nurses’ Network State Conference, Lancaster, PA, 2011.

Service

  • Eta Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, past president-elect
  • South Central PA Evidence-Based Practice Consortium, executive council member
  • PA Developmental Disabilities Nurses Network, past vice president
  • Reviewer: Global Qualitative Nursing Research
  • Nursing/healthcare consultant, Valley Springs Healthcare (dialysis center), Nakuru, Kenya

Experience

  • Medical-surgical, maternal-child, home-health care, intellectual/developmental disabilities, insurance industry, nursing education
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