About Our Program
Graduate Program Objectives
When students graduate, they are expected to be able to:
- Integrate theoretical perspectives from nursing science and related sciences as a framework for planning holistic care to enhance, modify, or support the health patterns of client systems in various environmental contexts.
- Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice with focus on direct and indirect delivery of care and evaluation of outcomes for defined client systems.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication skills for advanced nursing practice as a part of a multidisciplinary team within various environmental contexts.
- Design programs for defined client systems in health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation within a framework of population-focused advanced nursing practice.
- Demonstrate professional roles to operationalize standards of care and to effect change in nursing practice.
- Critically appraise available evidence in the planning and delivery of safe and effective care.
- Participate in the political process to influence health and social policy.
- Demonstrate legal, ethical, and financial accountability from the perspective of advanced nursing practice and within various environmental contexts.
- Exhibit a commitment to excellence in nursing practice and to advancement of the discipline of nursing through engaging in scholarly inquiry.
Kathleen Ann Ballman
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing; Coordinator, Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner Programs, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275 Procter Hall
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing; Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs
CON Professional Studies Team - 0038
Christine L Colella
Professor and Executive Director of Graduate Programs, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.76 Procter Hall
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.77 Procter Hall
Jason Allen Gregg
Assistant Professor of Clinical; FNP Distance Learning Program Coordinator, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
W. Jeff Trees
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Coordinator of Onsite FNP Programs, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.72 Procter Hall
Areas of expertise:
Family Practice / Primary Care
Emergency / Urgent Care / Retail Clinics
Valerie Kay Moniaci
Assistant Professor of Clinical, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
Joan Marie Sevy Majers
Dr., CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.55 Procter Hall
Beth Ann Clayton
Program Director-Nurse Anesthesia Major, CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.58 Procter Hall
She leads over 70 nurse anesthesia students in doctorate level programing. She oversees curriculum, DNP projects, faculty teaching for 15 didactic faculty members and over 70 clinical nurse anesthesia faculty members at the University of Cincinnati Health, as well as 17 clinical coordinators over 15 different clinical sites. She is responsible for compliance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Dr. Clayton is a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She provides anesthesia services at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and with NorthStar Anesthesia at Mercy-Health Fairfield Hospital. She specializes in obstetric anesthesia and delivers care at Level II and Level III labor and delivery units.
With experience spanning over 20 years, Dr. Clayton is a respected clinician, researcher, and educator to practicing nurse anesthetists, nurse anesthesia students and other healthcare professionals. A primary author of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists obstetric anesthesia practice guidelines, she advocates tirelessly for evidence-based practice improvements through years of working with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Her commitments include the AANA Closed Claims Committee, Practice Committee and Spinal/Epidural and Ultrasound Workshops. Her research analyzes closed malpractice claims to facilitate the identification of patterns of injuries, precipitating events and interventions to improve care. Her work in obstetric anesthesia has improved maternal and fetal care across the country and the world through dissemination at over 100 national and international conferences, several peer-reviewed publications and participation in community and national task forces to advance patient care. A recipient of two AANA national awards in education and research, Dr. Clayton serves as a journal reviewer for the AANA Journal and Pain Management Nursing Journal. In addition, Dr. Clayton is leading an opioid sparing pain control technique with demonstrated results in place at multiple Ohio hospitals.
Dr. Clayton received her BSN from Bloomsburg University and her MS in Nurse Anesthesia from Northeastern University. She later earned her DNP at the University of Cincinnati.
Susan R Reutman
Director, Occupational Health Nursing Graduate Program, CON AD for Nursing Research
223 Procter Hall
Dr. R. Lee Tyson
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director, CON Undergrad Prog & Admin Srvcs
275.62 Procter Hall
The College of Nursing is authorized to have a clinical presence in all states, except Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
In Washington, Master of Science in Nursing and Post-MSN Certificate programs are authorized; Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are not.