M.S. in Nursing, Community Health Concentration Pennsylvania State University (2004)
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (2010)
Application of Nursing Research (M.S.N.)
Applied Statistics (D.N.P.)
Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Translation (D.N.P.)
DNP Clinical Residency
DNP Scholarly Project: Implementation and DNP Scholarly Project: Evaluation and Dissemination
Transformative learning theory
Health promotion/disease prevention
Gardner, F.C., Adkins, C.S., Hart, S.E., Travagli, A., & Doheny, K.K. (2018). Preterm stress behaviors, autonomic
indices, and maternal perceptions of infant colic. Advances in Neonatal Care.
Adkins, C. S., & Doheny, K. K. (2016). Exploring preterm mothers’ personal narratives: Influences and meanings.
Advances in Nursing Science.
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.
Fenstermacher, K., & Adkins, C. S. (2017, April). “Oh, now I get it…” Teaching qualitative data analysis using
graduate students’ narratives of their own experiences with fatigue. Poster presentation at the 29th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA.
Adkins, C. S. (2015, November). Teaching nursing care for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities: A
service-learning format. Poster presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
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.
Eta Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, president 2017-2018
South Central PA Evidence-Based Practice Consortium, executive council member
PA Developmental Disabilities Nurses Network, past vice president
Reviewer: Global Qualitative Nursing Research, Journal of Christian Nursing
Nursing/healthcare consultant, Valley Springs Healthcare (dialysis center), Nakuru, Kenya
Medical-surgical, maternal-child, home-health care, intellectual/developmental disabilities, insurance industry, nursing education