Kristen Sethares


Kristen Sethares, PhD she/her/hers


College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae





Dion 308B


2003Boston CollegePhD
1993University of Massachusetts BostonMSN
1987University of Massachusetts DartmouthBS


  • Nursing research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Nursing intervention development
  • Honors thesis writing
  • Mentorship





Prerequisite for Honors APEX. The course leads students through project development and explores creative and critical thinking in the context of American culture, politics, economics and society; research ethics; time management; and public presentation. They will identify their project supervisor and submit their initial APEX proposal. This is scheduled as a blended course. In addition to meeting for one hour and forty minutes each week, you will be asked to complete weekly online assignments and provide peer feedback to other students. Students will earn three credits for completing this course.

Apply advanced strategies for selecting and evaluating various research designs used to investigate nursing phenomena. Emphasis is on sampling strategies, instrumentation, data collection methods, data analysis techniques and interpretation of findings. Critically examine scientific rigor and ethical concerns related to research with human subjects.


Research activities

  • Assessment of research needs of American Association of Heart Failure Nurses members
  • Dyadic intervention to promote health in HTN patients
  • Promoting self-regulated learning in undergraduate nursing students


Research interests

  • Self-care of chronic illness and heart failure
  • Self-regulated learning strategies
  • Health literacy in older adults
  • Learning styles
  • Symptom clusters in chronic illness

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Sethares, K.A., & Asselin, M.E. (2022).
    Use of exam wrapper metacognitive strategy to promote student self-assessment of learning: An integrative review.
    Nurse Educator, 37-41
  • Sethares, K. A., & Chin, E. (2021).
    Age and gender differences in physical heart failure symptom clusters.
    Heart & Lung, 50(6), 832-837.
  • Hunter Revell S.M., Sethares K.A., Chin E.D., Kellogg M.B., Armstrong D., & Reynolds T. (2022).
    A transformative learning experience for senior nursing students.
    Nurse Educator, 47, 161-167.
  • Walsh, J.A., & Sethares, K.A. (2022).
    The use of guided reflection in simulation-based education with prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students
    Journal of Nursing Education, 61(2), 73-79.
  • Sabo, K.K., Chin, E.D., Sethares, K.A., Revell, S.H., & Nicholas, P. (2022).
    Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of primary healthcare providers with assessing and supporting older informal caregivers.
    Geriatric Nursing, 44, 159-166.

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