Educational BackgroundPh.D., Transcultural Nursing, Duquesne University, 2000Post Masters Certificate , Family Nurse Practitioner, Duquesne University, 2002Post Masters Certificate , Transcultural Nursing, Duquesne University, 2000Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education, Duquesne University, 1994Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1985Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1979
Professional Background2005-Present: University Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences
2002-Present: Genesis Medical Associate-Family Nurse Practitioner2010-Present Director of Creative Planning and Programs: LifeStyle Directions, Inc.
2011- Present: Consultant to Ohio Northern University Nursing Faculty for Promotion and Tenure2002-2005: Director: Center for International Nursing
1994-2005: Associate Professor of Nursing, Duquesne University School of Nursing1989-1994: Teaching Specialist UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing1985-2002: Critical Care Staff Nurse: UPMC Shadyside
Area of Expertise/ResearchFamily Nurse Practitioner: Long-term Care: GeriatricsFamily Nurse Practitioner-Family Practice
Men's HealthHealth Promotion and Illness PreventionTranscultural/International Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing EducationTest-Taking Stratgies and
NCLEX PreparationRESEARCH: HRSA GRANT-PRIMES
PublicationsRoss, C. (2011). The Theory of Endurance of Nicaraguan Men, Published in peer-reviewed journal in NicaraguaHoward, V., Ross, C., Mitchell, A., & Nelson, G. (2010). Human Patient Simulators and interactive Case Studies: A comparative Analysis of Learning Outcomes and Student Perceptions. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. (January/February 2010)Ross C. (2007). Nicaragua: an example of commitments and strengths despite problems of poverty. J Prof Nurs; 2007 Nov-Dec;23(6):e9-12Ross, C. (2002). The theory of endurance of Nicaraguan men. Home Health Care Management & Practice. (14), 6, pp.448-451Roberts, E. & Ross, C. (2002). Borderlands: A blurring of two worlds-Implications for international health care. Home Health Care Management & Practice. (14), 6, pp. 461-465Ross, C. & Leonardo, M. (2001). Palpatations: Recognizing and deciphering these challenging clues will lead to appropriate intervention and referral. American Journal of NursingRoss, C. (2000). Developing low-cost clinical teaching tools. Nurse EducatorRoss, C. (2000). Benefits of cooperative learning groups when preparing for the NCLEX-RN. Nurse EducatorRoss, C. (2000). Dialysis Disequalibrium Syndrome: Early recognition of signs and symptoms of the syndrome and appropriate treatment may prevent a life-threatening situation! American Journal of Nursing Ross, C., (1999). Building bridges to promote globalization in Nursing: The development of a Hermanamiento. Journal of Transculltural NursingRoss, C. , Winter, K. & Mossesso, V. (1999). Bystander CPR in Two Predominantly African-American Communities. Topics in Emergency MedicineRoss, C.A. (1998). Preparing American and Nicaraguan nurses to practice home health nursing in a transcultural experience. Home Health Care Management & Practice,11(1), 66-70
Presentations2003 - Sigma Theta Tau; Revitalizing a Special Nicaraguan Community (Barrio Panorama): Utilizing Participant Action Research Methodology: Partnership between Duquesne University Center for International Nursing (CIN), Center for Health Care Diversity (CHCD), the Universidad de Polytechnica De Nicaragua (UPOLI), and the residents of Barrio Panorama.2004 - Transcultural Nursing Society: "Overcoming vulnerability: an evidence-based practice model in a men's health clinic for high-risk men in Managua, Nicaragua" 1998 - 11th Annual Critical Care Nursing: Quest for Excellence,
Title: Expanding critical care nursing in developing countries through a Sisterschool ?Hermanamieto? collaboration: Using Nicaragua as a model.
2003 - Sigma Theta Tau; Evidence-Based Practice Preconference, ?Building Bridges to Promote Globalization in Nursing Through the Development of a Hermanamiento (Sister School): An Evidenced-Based Model. 1997 - Symposium presented by Duquesne University School of Nursing, Center for International Nursing, Title: Development of a comprehensive model for international partnerships in education and service using Nicaragua as a model: Indications for international application?. Title: Sisterschool "Hermanamiento" activities. International Council Of Nurses. 2004 - Transcultural Nursing Society Annual Conference: "Using participatory action research to understand healthcare needs of a poor Nicaraguan community in Jinotega, Nicaragua"