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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




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.
  • 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.
  • 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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