Elizabeth Chin

Elizabeth Chin, PhD

Associate Professor / Chairperson

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Research Gate




Modular Unit #5 001


Laboure CollegeAD
Bridgewater State CollegeBA in Education
University of Massachusetts DartmouthMSN
University of Massachusetts WorchesterPhD


  • NUR 712
  • NUR 787
  • NUR 789





This course builds upon previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs, reinforcing the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team and member of the profession.

This course complements the nursing knowledge and skills presented in NUR 3XX. The experiential learning focuses on the nursing care of the adult experiencing acute and/or chronic illness.


Online and Continuing Education Courses

Analyze the philosophical underpinnings and development of qualitative research methods. Critically examine qualitative research designs, data collection and methods for analysis and interpretation of findings from a variety of disciplines. Critically examine evaluation criteria and ethical concerns related to qualitative research with human subjects.


Research activities

  • Early recognition of Exacerbation of COPD
  • Symptom monitoring in individuals with COPD and self-care management
  • Use of smart phone applications to improve self-care management of COPD


Research interests

  • COPD
  • Chronic illness
  • Symptom management
  • Self-management
  • Technology in clinical management of chronic disease

Select publications

  • Kristen Sethares, K. PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA, FHSA, Elizabeth Chin PhD, RN (2021).
    Age and gender differences in physical heart failure symptom clusters
    Heart & Lung, 50, 832-837.
  • Jane M. Murphy, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC , Elizabeth D. Chin, PhD, RN, Cheryl A. Westlake, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FHFSA, FAHA, FAAN, Marilyn Asselin, PhD, RN, Maryellen D. Brisbois, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC (2021).
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse spirituality, stress, coping, spiritual well-being, and intent to leave: A mixed-method study
    Journal of Hematology-Oncology Nursing
  • Kathryn Sabo, MSN, RN, Elizabeth Chin, PhD, RN (2021).
    Self-care needs and practices for the older adult caregiver: An integrative review
    Geriatric Nursing, 42, 570-581.
  • Kathleen M Elliott , Elizabeth Chin, Kathryn Louise Gramling, Kristen A Sethares (2021).
    Changing Nurse Practitioner Students' Attitudes and Beliefs About Caring for Those With Opioid Use Disorders
    Journal of Addiction Medicine, 32(2), 115-120.
  • Christine Devine, Elizabeth Chin, Kristen Sethares, Marilyn Asselin (2021).
    Nursing student perceptions of academic and clinical integrity
    Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(4), 221-226.

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