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Dr. Patricia Vanhook Profile

Dr. Patricia  Vanhook 

Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships
Graduate
Contact:
423-439-7184 /
Nicks Hall, 1-142

CREDENTIALS

PhD, APRN,MSN, CNRN

EDUCATION

Education information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Experience information

COURSES TAUGHT

  • NRSE 6014

CURRENT RESEARCH

Dr. Vanhook studies the impact of stroke on the lives of survivors. Her dissertation study empirically explored and validated the concept of "comeback" from the theory of chronic illness trajectory in female Appalachian stroke survivors. She was funded as principal investigator on an ETSU Research Development Committee grant in which she replicated the study with a male stroke survivor population. Her second area of research interest is in the nursing effectiveness and evidence-based care and outcomes of care in acute and primary care delivery settings, including prevention of falls in the elderly. She has published her findings in journals such as Journal of Neuroscience in Nursing, On-Line Journal of Nursing Synthesis, Nursing Management, and others. She presents nationally and internationally. Dr. Vanhook teaches research in the undergraduate nursing program. In the PhD program, she teaches measurement of clinical outcomes. Dr. Vanhook maintains an active practice at Mountain City Extended Hours Health Center and is responsible for grant writing, grant monitoring, and grant reporting for the College of Nursing Practice Network. The focus of her work is to enhance the NPs ability to provide services to the under-served including homeless, indigent, and rural citizens.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Vanhook, P. M. (2014). Comparing reimbursements with cost of services provided. In J. Dunham-Taylor & J. Z. Pinczuk (Eds.). Financial management for nurse managers: Merging the heart with the dollar (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Vanhook, P. & Polaha, J. (2014, January). Integration of behavioral health into nurse-managed primary care in rural Appalachia using technology and academic interprofessional expertise. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2014 Doctoral Education Conference: Faculty practice pre-conference: Position faculty practice for the future. Naples, FL.

Vanhook, P., Polaha, J., Cantrell, P. (2014, February). Integration of behavioral health into nurse-managed primary care in rural Appalachia using technology and academic interprofessional expertise. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2014 Master’s Education Conference: Faculty practice pre-conference: Position faculty practice for the future, Scottsdale, AZ.

Vanhook, P. (2014, April). Women Strong: Learning from the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and the life course model. Tennessee Department of Health Women's Health Update (Keynote Speaker), Franklin, TN.

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