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Dr. Patricia Hayes Profile

Dr. Patricia  Hayes 

Associate Professor Emerita




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  • NURS 5000


Dr. Hayes studies the quality of life and health care practices among rural Appalachian older adults. She is currently the PI on a HRSA grant that provides primary health care to public housing residents and in-home care to older adults experienceing complex chronic diseases. She has recently completed a project as principal investigator on a nursing sub-award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development Senior Options Program to the Johnson City Housing Authority. With this funding, she is exploring quality of life for older adults in public housing, and testing a conceptual model for case management using a nurse practitioner intervention. Funding for previous studies has been obtained from the American Nurses Foundation and ETSU Research Development Committee. She has published her finding in journals such as International Journal of Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Seminar for Nurse Managers and others. She presents her work nationally. Dr. Hayes teaches research in the DNP program. In the PhD program she teaches philosophy of science, phenomenology and concept development and analysis.


Rasmussen, S. L., & Hayes, P. A. (2014). An overview of case management. 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.

Mullins, C., Hayes, P., & Stidham, A. (2013, November). Effects of an educational program: Increasing the acute care interdisciplinary discharge team’s knowledge of the PACE Referral Process in the Southern Appalachian Region. Medical Challenges Conference.

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