Dr. Gormley earned her BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Her first work as an RN was actually at the University Hospital, but she didn’t join the faculty full time until 2008. The Nursing Administration program has been offered since the 70′s, but only recently has this excellent curriculum been brought online. And Dr. Gormley is excited to be a part of the transition: “The vision of the program is to prepare nurses for leadership and management roles in the current dynamic healthcare arena; being online helps us do this more effectively.”
Frerick, J., Dinsey-Read, K., McCoy, C., Gormley, D.K., Roda, S., Clark, S., & Menrath, B. 04/27/2009 to Present NIH Partners in Research Program: Pathways for Translational Research Lead Exposure Reduction (LER): Trusting Families, Communities, and Universities to Act (not funded) Role: Co-PI $139,437
Gormley, D.K. 2007 2007 Rabinowitz Research Award Organizational Climate and Turnover in Employed Nurses Role: PI $4,312
Dean, A., Frerick, J., Gormley, D.K., & Uhler, J. 2006 2006 Kentucky University Partnership Grant Pathways to Nursing Role: Co-PI $70,721
Robinson, D. and Gormley, D.K. 2006 2006 Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, FY 2006 Role: Co-PI $10,000
Dean, A. and Gormley, D.K. 2004 2004 Independent Book Group Grant, The Faculty Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Northern Kentucky University $500
Peer Reviewed Publications
Gormley, D.K., Kennerly, S. (2009). (In Press).Influence of Work Role and Perceptions of Climate on Faculty Organizational Commitment. Journal of Professional Nursing.
Gallagher, R. and Gormley, D.K. (2009). Perceptions of Stress, Burnout, and Support Systems in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Nursing. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Gormley, D., Dean, A., & & Frerick, J. (2009). Pathways to Nursing: An Innovative Approach to Encourage High School Students to Enter Nursing. Kentucky Nurse, 57(4), 7-8.
Gormley, D.K. (2003). Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction in Nurse Faculty: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Nursing Education, 42(2), 174-178.
Gormley, D.K. (2010). (In Press)Collective Action. In Yoder-Wise, P.(Eds.), Leading and Managing in Nursing.
Gormley, DK (11/04/2007). Climate, Role and Commitment: Factors Influencing Turnover Intention in Nurse Faculty. STTI International Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Gormley, DK (07/19/2007). Evidence-Based Practice. Magnet Nurse Champions at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH.
Gormley, DK (04/27/2007). Developing Poster Presentations. Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners/Nurse Midwives, 19th Regional Conference: Toward Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY.
Gormley, D; Dean, A; Frerick, J; Uhler, J (04/23/2007). Pathways to Nursing. Final Friday, Northern Kentucky University
Gormley, D (02/10/2007). Quantitative Research I: Defining the Research Problem & Doing a Literature Review. Spring 2007 Nursing Research Workshop, Edgewood, KY.
Gormley, D; Cummins, M; Churchill, J; & Pfendt, K (10/10/2006). Health from the Heart: A Nursing Intervention to Eliminate Health Disparities Among Underserved Women in Northern Kentucky Through Increased Access to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention Activities. Nurse-Managed Health Centers: The 21st Century Solution to Eliminating Health Disparities, 2006 Conference, Delray Beach, FL.
Gormley, D (09/20/2006). Ovarian Health: What Everyone Should Know!. Gamble-Nippert YMCA, Cincinnati, OH.
Gormley, D (01/21/2006). Essentials of Nursing Research: Quantitative vs Qualitative Research, Research Problem, Literature Review, and Theoretical Framework. Rho Theta Chapter, STTI, St Elizabeth Hospital, St Luke Hospitals, and Northern Kentucky University
Gormley, D (09/29/2005). Asking the Question: Identifying Clinical Issues. TriHealth Nursing Research Council sponsored nursing workshop at Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
Gormley, DK (10/23/2009). Are We on the Same Page? Staff Nurse and Manager Perceptions of Work Climate and Quality of Care. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Baltimore, MD. Conference International
Gormely, DK (01/05/2009). Organizational Climate: Relationship to Organizational Commitment in Nurse Faculty. Mosby’s National Faculty Development Institute, Orlando, FL. Conference National
Gormley, DK; Dean, A; Frerick, J; & Turkelson, S (01/07/2008). Pathways to Nursing. Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Gormley, D; Dean, A; Frerick, J; Uhler, J (04/19/2007). Pathways to Nursing. Northern Kentucky Nursing Research Collaborative
Gormley, D (04/11/2006). Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention in Nurse Faculty. Northern Kentucky Nursing Research Collaborative
Gormley, D; Cummins, M (04/11/2006). Health from the Hearth: A Nursing Intervention Program to Decrease Health Disparities Among Underserved Women in Northern Kentucky Through Increased Access to Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention Activities. Northern Kentucky Nursing Research Collaborative
Gormley, D. K. (10/29/2009). Evidence-based Practice in Nursing. Good Samaritan Hospital College of Nursing. Other Institution College
Honors and Awards
04/19/2007 -04/18/2007 Vision Award By the Northern Kentucky Research Collaborative & Riverhills Healthcare for excellence in a professional poster presentation and project “Pathways to Nursing”
2005 -2005 Nurse Researcher of the Year Award Kentucky Nurses Association
1992 -1992 Neva Mote Stevenson Award for Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter Advisory board, Board Member Community Service Regional 2005 to Present
TriHealth Nursing Research Council Member Community Service Local, 2005 to Present
Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives Poster judge Review Board/Panel Community Service State, 10/21/2009
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Poster Judge Review Board/Panel Community Service Local, 05/13/2009
Ohio Hospital Association Monitor, breakout sessions, Community Service State, 06/15/2009 to 06/17/2009
Ohio Association of Nurse Executives Program Committee Member Community Service State, 2008 to Present
Sigma Theta Tau International House of Delegates Member Community Service International, 2005 2007
Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved Co-Director Community Service Regional, 2006 2007
Center of Excellence for Obesity and Diabetes Steering Committee Member University/College Service University, 2009 to Present
Dean’s Advisory Council on Semester Conversion Member University/College Service College, 2009 to Present
College of Nursing eLearning Task Force Member University/College Service College, 2009
College of Nursing Curriculum Council Committee Chair University/College Service College, 2009 2010
College of Nursing PhD Program Evaluation Committee Member University/College Service College, 2009
University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum poster judge University/College Service University, 03/06/2009
Undergraduate Poster Forum poster judge University/College Service University, 06/06/2008
College of Nursing Curriculum Council Member University/College Service College, 2008 2009
Positions and Work Experience
2008 to Present, Assistant Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Nursing Administration Teaching responsibilities include Nursing Service Administration graduate courses, graduate level nursing research and statistics, leadership and management. Participate as a member of the MSN directors meetings and program committees. College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
2006 – 2007, Program Director Responsible for advising all potential and accepted students in the Accelerated BSN Program including admission, progression and graduation activities. Participate as a member of the School Leadership Team with other Program Directors and Chair. Second Degree BSN Program, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
2006 – 2007, Assistant Chair Assist Chair with faculty development including faculty orientation, faculty mentoring, faculty assignments, program evaluation, peer evaluation program and special projects. School of Nursing and Health Professions, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
2004 – 2007, Assistant Professor Teaching responsibilities included: Nursing Research, Nursing Leadership and Practicum, Strategic Management for Nursing Administration and Practicum, Human Resource Management for Nursing Administration, Advanced Nursing Research School of Nursing and Health Professions, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
2002 – 2003, Graduate Teaching Assistant Worked as graduate assistant aiding faculty with research projects, teaching activities, literature searches and poster and slide presentations Parent-Child Health Department, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
1998 – 2000, Assistant Professor Temporary full-time faculty position teaching nursing research, health assessment, nursing leadership and community health nursing Department of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
1996 – 1998, Part-Time Clinical Faculty Part-time teaching position teaching nursing leadership practicum and health assessment clinicals and laboratory skills Department of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
1995 – 1998 Nurse Data Collector Part-time data collector for nursing consulting firm specializing in hospital work redesign DLS Associates Cincinnati, OH
1990 – 1993, Nurse Manager Nurse Manager for a ten-bed medical research unit funded by the National Institute of Health. Responsible for nursing budget and supervision and direction of nursing staff General Clinical Research Center, University Hospital Cincinnati, OH
1989 – 1990, Acting Director Acting Director of four adult psychiatric units, one adolescent psychiatry unit, and the psychiatric emergency department Psychiatric Nursing Services, University Hospital Cincinnati, OH
1980 – 1993, Nurse Manager Nurse Manager for a twelve-bed psychiatric research unit focused on biologically based psychiatric disorders. Responsible for budgeting, and hiring, firing, supervising and directing nursing staff Psychobiology Research Unit, University Hospital Cincinnati, OH
2009 to Present, Director of Graduate programs in Population-focused/Systems Nursing Responsible for Nursing Administration, Occupational Health Nursing and Public Health Nursing graduate programs University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH PhD 2005 Nursing
Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH MSN 1995 Nursing
Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH BSN 1992 Nursing
Institution: Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing Cincinnati, OH Diploma 1977 Nursing
Board Certifications & Licenses
State of Ohio RN
State of Kentucky RN
Research and Practice Interests
Dr. Gormley’s area of interest in research is with organizational systems, work climate, commitment, job satisfaction, nursing shortage, nurse retention, and faculty work issues.
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