WellStar School of Nursing


Patricia Hart, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

HS 3128

Phone: 678-797-2506

Email: phart@kennesaw.edu

 

For complete CV, please click on a link: ( Word / PDF )

Academic Degrees

 

PhD

 

Nursing

Georgia State University 

2006

MS     Nursing Georgia State University 2001
BSN   Nursing Kennesaw State University 1996
Diploma   Nursing Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing 1978

                                                   

 

Professional Experience

 

 

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Georgia

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia

Specialty Director, Nursing and Patient Education

 

Wellstar Health System, Marietta, Georgia 

Manager, Clinical Onboarding & Pipeline Development   

Coordinator, Center for Nursing Excellence

Manager, Short Stay/Pediatrics

 

Floyd Medical Center, Rome Georgia

Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Georgia 

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Wellstar Health System, Marietta Georgia

Care Coordinator Manager/Director

Critical Care Manager

Critical Care Supervisor

Critical Care Registered Nurse

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Publications in Professional Journals

Hart, P., & Mareno, N. (2013). Cultural challenges and barriers through the voices of nurse. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Accepted for publication August 2013.


Hart, P., Brannan, J., Long, J., Maquire, M. B., Brooks, B. K., & Robley, L. (2013). Effectiveness of a structured curriculum focused on recognition and response to acute patient deterioration in an undergraduate BSN program. Nursing Education in Practice.  Published online July 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2013.06.010.

 

Hart, P., Spiva, L., & Kimble, L. P. (2011). Nurses’ Knowledge of Heart Failure Education Principles Survey: A Psychometric Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. (Accepted for publication, 2011)

 

Hart, P., & Davis, N. (2011). Effects of nursing care and staff skill mix on patient outcomes within acute care nursing units. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 26(2), 161-168.

 

Hart, P., & Grindel, C. G. (2010) Illness representations, emotional distress, coping strategies, and coping efficacy as predictors of patient outcomes in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2(3), 225-240.  

 

Hart, P., Eaton, L., Buckner, M., Morrow, B. N., Barrett, D. T., Fraser, D. D., Hooks, D., Sharrer, R. L. (2008). Effectiveness of a computer-based educational program on nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and skill level related to evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, 5(2), 75-84.

 

Hart, P. (2005). Women’s perceptions of coronary heart disease: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20(3), 170-176. 


Haldeman, L., Read, S., & Hart, P. (2001).  Customized clinical case management for chronically ill patients.  Journal of American College of Physician Executive, 27, (5), 46-50.                     

                            

                         
Referred Chapters in Books


de Chesnay, M., Hart, P., Brannan, J. (2011) Cultural competence and resilience. In M. deChesnay & B. Anderson, Caring for the vulnerable: Perspectives in nursing theory, practice and research (3rd ed.) Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, Inc. (In Press).

 

Brannan, J., de Chesnay, M., & Hart, P. (2010). What to do when the busy day is over. In: McAllister, M., Lowe, J. (Eds.), Nurses Making a Difference: Strategies for Empowering Your Practice. Springer Publishers, New York.


Presentations


Referred Conference Presentations

Treiber, L., Hart, P., & Jones, J. (October 2013). I Didn’t Have to Answer the Phone: Using Symbolic Non-interruption Zones to Decrease Nursing Medication Administration Errors. Podium Presentation at the 2013 Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Conference, Portland, Oregon. (National).

 

Whitfield, D., Baio, P., Huff, B., Hart, P., Spiva, L., Law, T, Wells, T., & Mendoza, I. (September 2013). Medical-surgical nurses’ knowledge, perceived self-confidence, and leadership ability, as first responders in acute patient deterioration events. Podium Presentation at the 2013 Evidence-based Practice Toolkit (Regional).

 

Hart, P.  Brannan, J., Long, J., Maquire, M. B., Brooks, K., & Robley, L. (August 2013). Evaluating outcomes using simulation in a clinical deterioration course. Podium presentation at the Lippincott and Laerdal Medical Simulation Users Network and Innovation Summit, Kennesaw, Georgia (Regional-Invited).


Hart, P. & Davis N. (October 2010) Effects of nursing care and staff skill mix on patient outcomes within acute care nursing units. Podium presentation presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Regional)

 

Spiva, L, McVay, F., & Hart, P. (October 2010). The lived experience of mature nurses: Discovering ways that influence the mature nurse to remain practicing at the bedside. Podium presentation presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Regional)

 

Kadner, M., Spiva, L., Brown, H., & Hart, P. (October 2010). Changing the silver alloy catheter every 14 days to reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections. Poster session presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Regional)

 

Johnson, S., Davis, N., & Hart, P. (September 2009). Staff perception of unit-based shared governance. Poster session presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Regional)

 

Hart, P., Eaton, L., Barrett, D., Buckner, M., Fraser, D., Hooks, D., Morrow, B., & Zaricor, L. (September 2007) Effectiveness of a computer-based education program on nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and skill level related to evidence-based practice. Podium presentation presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Regional)

 

Barrett, D., Foots, L., Hart, P., Grindel, C., & Davis, K. (September 2007). Patients’ perceptions of VTE risk and knowledge level related to VTE. Poster session presented at An Evidence-Based Practice Toolkit for Bedside Nurses: Nursing Research Conference. Atlanta, GA (Regional)

 

Hart, P. & Davis, N. (January 2007). Effects of agency staff and staff skill mix on patient outcomes. Poster session at Transforming Nursing Data into Quality Outcomes: The First National Conference, NDNQI, Las Vegas, NV. (International)

 

Hart, P. (October 2006) Illness representations, emotional distress, coping strategies, and coping efficacy as predictors of patient outcomes in type 2 diabetes. Poster session presented at 2nd Annual Research Fair 2006: Harvest of Knowledge, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA. (Local)

 

Eaton, L., Hart, P., Barrett, D., Buckner, M., Fraser, D., Hooks, D., Morrow, B., & Zaricor, L. (July 2006). Effectiveness of a computer-based education program on nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and skill level related to evidence-based practice. In progress. Poster session presented at Ninth Annual Poster Display of Innovative Programs and Projects, Nurse Leadership Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC. (International)

 

Hart, P. (February 2006). Illness representations, emotional distress, coping strategies, and coping efficacy as predictors of patient outcomes in type 2 diabetes.  In Progress. Poster session presented at 20th Anniversary Conference: Remembering the Past and Celebrating the Future, 2006 Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Memphis, TN. (International).

 

Hart, P., & Long, J. (June 2003). Initiative for diabetes educational advancement for Latinos (IDEAL). Poster session presented at 2003 Regional Research Conference, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA. (Local)  

 

Long, J., Hart, P., & Taylor, G. (May 2003). Improving the management of type 2 diabetes in a community based clinic. Podium presentation at Obesity Conference, Athens, GA. (National)


GRANTS And AWARDS

National League of Nursing Education Research Grant. Hart, P., Brannan, J., Long, J., Maquire, M. B., & Brooks, K. Effectiveness of a Structured Curriculum Focused on Recognition & Response to Acute Patient Deterioration in an Undergraduate BSN Program. Funded $12,224.00 in 2011.


CETL Faculty Incentive Award. Hart, P. & Marneo, N. Nurses’ Perception of their Cultural Competence in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations. Funded $6,320 in 2011.

 

Nursing Research Award, Mu Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau. Hart, P. Illness representations, emotional distress, coping strategies, and coping efficacy as predictors of patient outcomes in type 2 diabetes Funded $500 in 2006.

 

Professional Interests

 

 

New Graduate Nurses’ Transition to Practice
Acute Patient Deterioration
Resilience in Nursing
Patient Safety
Cultural Competency

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

  NURS 8863(Online) Thesis/Research Project
  NURS 7747(Online) Theoretical Foundations, Research Applications & Evaluation II
  NURS 7745(Online) Theoretical Foundations, Research Applications & Evaluation I

 

NURS 4490 (Onground)  

Special Topic: Acute Patient Deterioration

 

NURS 4417 (Onground)  

Advanced Senior Practicum

 

NURS 4416 (Onground)

Nursing Leadership

 

NURS 4402 (Online) 

Nursing Research

 

NURS 3303 (Online)

Pharmacology

 

Recognition and Awards

 

2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Georgia Finalist: Academic Education Category, Atlanta, GA

 

2011 Research Poster Presentation Award, 2nd Place, Nursing Research Conference, Kennesaw, GA

 

2011 Research Poster Presentation Award, 3rd Place, Nursing Research Conference, Kennesaw, GA

 

2009 Research Poster Presentation Award, 2nd Place, Nursing Research Conference, Kennesaw, GA

 

2008 WellStar Nursing Excellence Award, Administrative Leadership, WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA

 

2006 Nursing Research Award, Mu Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

 

2006 WellStar Nursing Excellence Award, Nursing Research, WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA

 

2001 WellStar Best of the Best Award for Outstanding Employee, WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA

 

1998 Pacesetter Award, Georgia Immunization Coalition, Atlanta, GA

 

1996 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Inducted, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

 

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