Christie Emerson, MSN, RN, is a clinical assistant professor in the Wellstar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University and is also in the final semester of coursework toward a Ph.D. in Nursing Science.
Ms. Emerson has accompanied students and conducted research in the United Arab Emirates and Oman since 2009. During academic year 2014-2015, Ms. Emerson served as the faculty coordinator for KSU’s signature annual country study program, the Year of the Arabian Peninsula and was recognized by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center for her work toward the promotion of ties between the Sultanate of Oman and the United States of America.
July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, Ms. Emerson served as the co-principal investigator for a project entitled, "Connecting Communities: The Development of an International Collaboration on Nurse Staffing Metrics and Patient Outcomes," funded by KSU’s Division of Global Affairs Strategic Internationalization Grant.
She is currently collaborating with colleagues at KSU and in Oman analyzing research regarding nurse leader perceptions of appropriate nurse staffing that resulted from the project.
She is the first author of a chapter entitled, Women of Oman: A Systematic Review of Health Issues in Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research. For her dissertation, Ms. Emerson will be doing a life history of an Omani nursing leader.