Stacen Keating


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Stacen Keating


Clinical Associate Professor

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Stacen Keating, PhD, RN, is a clinical associate professor at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. Teaching in both the undergraduate and DNP programs, her focus relates to applied epidemiology concepts and the overall importance of population and public health science for nurses. Her primary scholarship focus is on the global preparation of nurse educators in creating a healthcare workforce that can meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. She is currently working toward certification in the area of instructional design methods from NYU’s School of Professional Studies, in order to inform her curriculum development work. Disseminating instructional design knowledge has the ability to help her promote the development and delivery of nursing education globally that is steeped in evidence-based best practices for teaching and learning.

From a leadership perspective, Keating sits on the advisory council of Nurses International, a non-profit organization creating open-access educational resources for nursing students and educators in low-and-middle-income countries. The Nurses International Open Access BSN is an integrated program that includes classroom lectures, student and instructor references, assignments, and assessment items. Keating is also actively engaged in the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment as part of a sub-committee promoting the engagement of nurses to impact governmental policy to take responsible action to improve environmental health and address climate change.

Among her many honors, Keating was a fellow of the Hartford Institute on Geriatrics and a scholar at the John A. Hartford Foundation's Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity program. She also won a faculty award from the College of New Jersey Support of Scholarly Activities

Keating received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, MS from Northeastern University, and BSN from Columbia University School of Nursing. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

PhD - University of Pennsylvania
MS - Northeastern University
BSN - Columbia University School of Nursing

Community/population health
Nursing education
Primary care
Underserved populations

American Nurses Association
Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment
SONSIEL (Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders)
Sigma Theta Tau, Upsilon Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Zeta Chapter

Faculty Honors Awards

Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2019)
Digital Innovation Boot Camp, American Association of the Colleges of Nursing in conjunction with Apple, Inc. (2019)
Faculty Award, College of New Jersey Support of Scholarly Activities (2010)
Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation's Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (2006)
Penn-Hampton Scholar Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing-Hampton University Center for Researching Health Care Disparities


The Development of Nurses International: Nurses Called to Serve in Low-income Countries

Capone, K., Keating, S., Chickering, M., & Etcher, L. A. (2020). Journal of Christian Nursing : A Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship, 37(2), 108-113. 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000699
Nurses International (NI) is a global faith-based nursing education consulting organization dedicated to relieving suffering in low-resource countries by providing quality educational support to nurses and nursing schools. This article describes its inception by founder Miriam Chickering and details the beginning stages of the development of NI and examples of its work.

Establishing Global Nursing Education Equity by Developing Open Access Resources

Keating, S. A., Berland, A., Capone, K., & Chickering, M. J. (2020). Nurse Educator, 45(2), 63-65. 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000698
Current and future shortagesofhumanresources forhealth require international efforts to maximize the contribution of nurses. Exemplary preservice education and professional development are essential but are presently constrained by the global shortage of capable nurse educators. Providing robust OERs will support these educators, and in turn, NI welcomes the support of collaborators and philanthropistswho share the vision of globally accessible, high-quality nursing education.

Notes from the field: ‘nurses international’ uses oer to support nurse educators

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Nurses International Open Educational Resources for Global Impact

Keating, S. A., Berland, A., Capone, K., & Chickering, M. J. (2020). Creative Nursing, 26(3), 164-168. 10.1891/CRNR-D-19-00087
The Nurses international Open Educational Resources (NI-OER) directly addresses the global shortage of nurse educators by providing an open-access English-language curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The aim of the program is to provide educators in low- and middle-income countries with international standard content suitable for low-resource settings. The NI-OER include classroom lectures, references and learning resources, evaluation materials, and checklists for clinical practice. In order to meet local requirements, users can adapt the material according to the Creative Commons license. The development of evidence-based educator materials is a volunteer effort by two sponsoring organizations, Nurses International and the Bangladesh Health Project. Over time, additional resources and translations will be developed using communities of practice.

Open education resources to support the WHO nurse educator core competencies

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Psychometric testing of the immigrant Barriers to Health Care Scale: Hispanic Version

Keating, S., Carlson, B., Jimenez, S., Estrada, J., Gastelum, B., Romero, T., & Riegel, B. (2009). Nursing and Health Sciences, 11(3), 235-243. 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00446.x
Barriers to care contribute to health inequities for immigrant populations. Although inadequate health insurance is a known barrier, other factors impact the issue. Few instruments exist to specifically measure these other barriers. The purpose of this study was to test the Immigrant Barriers to Health Care Scale - Hispanic Version. It was first pilot-tested in southern California with a Mexican population. After refinement, the instrument was tested in a north-eastern sample of diverse Hispanic adults. The data were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis. Factor loadings and communalities were used to assess the adequacy of the scale's items. Six items were deleted due to ambiguous factor loadings. The final 11 items loaded onto four factors and explained 54.58% of the variance. The coefficient alpha was 0.81 for the instrument. The Immigrant Barriers to Health Care Scale is a reliable and valid tool. Its further use and reporting with other socially and economically disadvantaged groups is advised.

Translating research into practice: Transitional care for older adults

Naylor, M. D., Feldman, P. H., Keating, S., Koren, M. J., Kurtzman, E. T., MacCoy, M. C., & Krakauer, R. (2009). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15(6), 1164-1170. 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2009.01308.x
Rationale Over the last decade, in order to close the safety and health care quality chasm, there has been a growing imperative to translate evidence-based research into practice. Aims and Objectives This study examines the major facilitators and barriers of implementing in a large US insurance organization - Aetna Corporation - an evidence-based model of care, the Transitional Care Model, which has been rigorously tested over the past twenty years by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania. Methods Semi-structured interviews of 19 project leaders, case managers, and transitional care nurses were conducted during two phases of translation - start-up and roll out. Qualitative analysis was used to identify more than a dozen key barriers to and facilitators of translation in these two critical phases. Results Six facilitators and seven barriers that are consistent with the literature were identified during and categorized as either start-up or roll-out. Conclusion The combined results have important practical implications for other, subsequent translational efforts and for assisting providers, policy makers, payers, and other change agents in integrating evidence-based practice with "real world" management.

Transitional care

Naylor, M., & Keating, S. A. (2008). American Journal of Nursing, 108(9), 58-63. 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000336420.34946.3a
This item contains this abstract: Moving patients from one care setting to another.

Transitional care

Naylor, M., & Keating, S. A. (2008). Journal of Social Work Education, 44, 65-73. 10.5175/JSWE.2008.773247714