Kristen Sethares CV

Kristen Sethares, PhD

Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

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

Teaching

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the concepts of evidence-based nursing practice, informatics, and technology. Connections between these concepts, related theory, the research process, and application to evidence-based practice and health care quality are explored. Building on the concepts of communication, culture and diversity, legal and ethical issues, and professional behaviors, this course fosters growth in student writing skills by integrating writing assignments with critical thinking skills. This course is based on the American Nurses Association (2015) Scope and Standards of Practice. The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice were used to build this course.

Critically analyze and synthesize various evidence-based strategies and programs of research related to living with chronic illness. Critique the development, theoretical underpinnings, scientific rigor and outcomes of interventions to manage phenomena of concern to persons living with chronic illness. The role of the PhD-prepared nurse as leader and member of the interdisciplinary research team generating and translating evidence-based interventions is highlighted.

Weekly seminar discussions or presentations based on nursing or interdisciplinary research, theory development or methods alternating with focused dissertation discussions with faculty. Detailed exploration of grant development skills integrated across the four semester sequence supports skill development for dissertation proposal.

Weekly seminar discussions or presentations based on nursing or interdisciplinary research, theory development or methods alternating with focused dissertation discussions with faculty. Detailed exploration of grant development skills integrated across the four semester sequence supports skill development for dissertation proposal.

The dissertation is the culmination of knowledge development across the program. Over a period of several semesters, students synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study and develop a concentrated investigation of a fundamental or applied issue pertinent to nursing science. Students' research must make a contribution to nursing science in the area of chronic illness and /or nursing education. Students will successfully complete the qualifying requirement and prepare a formal proposal endorsed by the students' dissertation committee. The written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing.

The dissertation is the culmination of knowledge development across the program. Over a period of several semesters, students synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study and develop a concentrated investigation of a fundamental or applied issue pertinent to nursing science. Students' research must make a contribution to nursing science in the area of chronic illness and /or nursing education. Students will successfully complete the qualifying requirement and prepare a formal proposal endorsed by the students' dissertation committee. The written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing.

The dissertation is the culmination of knowledge development across the program. Over a period of several semesters, students synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study and develop a concentrated investigation of a fundamental or applied issue pertinent to nursing science. Students' research must make a contribution to nursing science in the area of chronic illness and /or nursing education. Students will successfully complete the qualifying requirement and prepare a formal proposal endorsed by the students' dissertation committee. The written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing.

The dissertation is the culmination of knowledge development across the program. Over a period of several semesters, students synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study and develop a concentrated investigation of a fundamental or applied issue pertinent to nursing science. Students' research must make a contribution to nursing science in the area of chronic illness and /or nursing education. Students will successfully complete the qualifying requirement and prepare a formal proposal endorsed by the students' dissertation committee. The written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing.

The dissertation is the culmination of knowledge development across the program. Over a period of several semesters, students synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study and develop a concentrated investigation of a fundamental or applied issue pertinent to nursing science. Students' research must make a contribution to nursing science in the area of chronic illness and /or nursing education. Students will successfully complete the qualifying requirement and prepare a formal proposal endorsed by the students' dissertation committee. The written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Nursing.

Research

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

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

  • Sethares, K.A., Asselin, M.E., Mahoney, D., Nicotera, J., Chung, J., & Schuler, M. (2021).
    Description and comparison of exam wrapper learning strategy use in baccalaureate and associate degree nursing students: A descriptive study.
    Nurse Educator, E pub
  • Sethares, K.A., Viveiros, J.D., & Ayotte, B. (2021).
    Uncertainty levels differ by physical heart failure symptom cluster.
    Applied Nursing Research, 60, 1-5.
  • Sethares, K.A., & Asselin, M.E. (2021).
    Use of exam wrapper metacognitive strategy to promote student self-assessment of learning: An integrative review.
    Nurse Educator, E pub, doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001026.
  • Wareing, S., Sethares, K.A., Chin, E.D., & Ayotte, B.J. (2021).
    Entry and passage variables associated with nursing home adjustment in elders with dementia.
    Geriatric Nursing, 42, 1084-1092.
  • Baah, F., Chittams, B., Carlson, B., Sethares, K.A., Daus, M., Moser, D.K., & Riegel, B. (2021).
    Sociodemographic indicators of social position and self-care maintenance in adults with heart failure.
    Clinical Nursing Research, 30, 847-854.

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