Overview

  • I am Professor and Associate Chair of the Graduate Program in Nursing as well as the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (APN) program in the School of Nursing. I see patients in the clinical setting as a family nurse practitioner at EVMS.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 A technology intervention for nurses engaged in preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infectionsComputers, Informatics, Nursing. 1-9.
    2018 How to Prepare Interprofessional Teams in Two Weeks: An Innovative Education Program Nested in TelehealthInternational journal of nursing education scholarship.
    2018 The APN-PLACE Telehealth Education Network: Legal and regulatory considerationsJournal of Nursing Regulation. 47-51.
    2017 Interprofessional team performance, optimizedNursing Management. 36-43.
    2017 Telehealth and eHealth in Nurse Practitioner Training: Current PerspectivesAdvances in Medical Education and Practice. 399-401.
    2017 The Modified Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale in Currently Practicing Athletic TrainersAthletic Training Education Journal. 10-17.
    2016 Animal Assisted Therapy in a Special Needs Dental Practice: An Interprofessional Model for Anxiety ReductionJournal of Intellectual Disability-Diagnosis and Treatment. 25-28.
    2016 Animal assisted therapy in a special needs dental practice: An interprofessional model for anxiety reducitonJournal of Intellectual Disability Diagnosis and Treatment. 25-28.
    2016 Effect on Self-Efficacy and Sleep Among Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia: Effect of an Interprofessional Virtual Healthcare NeighborhoodJournal of Gerontological Nursing. 39-47.
    2016 Factors That Influence Women to Disclose Sexual Assault History to Health Care ProvidersJournal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN. 553-64.
    2016 Self-Efficacy and Sleep Among Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia: Effect of an Interprofessional Virtual Healthcare NeighborhoodJournal of Gerontological Nursing. 39-47.
    2015 Are Nurse Practitioners Ready for Telehealth?The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 860-861.
    2015 Barriers in asthma care for pediatric patients in primary careJournal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 70-9.
    2015 The Noncompete Clause and the Nurse Anesthetist: An Assessment of Knowledge, Perception, and ExperienceAANA journal. 329-35.
    2014 An Interprofessional Virtual Healthcare Neighborhood (VHN) for Caregivers of Elderly with DementiaThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 829-834.
    2014 Telehealth: preparing advanced practice nurses to address healthcare needs in rural and underserved populationsInternational journal of nursing education scholarship.
    2014 Using New Communication Technologies: An Educational Strategy Fostering Collaboration and Telehealth Skills in Nurse PractitionersThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 840-844.
    2014 Using New Communication Technologies: Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration and Telehealth Skills in Nurse PractitionersThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
    2013 Back to School! Selecting a DNP ProgramNursing Management. 1-6.
    2013 Herbal supplements in primary care: Patient perceptions, motivations, and effects on use.Holistic Nursing Practice. 7-12.
    2013 Self-Efficacy for Sleep in Primary CareJournal of Clinical Nursing. 1254-61.
    2012 Effectiveness of nurse practitioner coordinated team group visits for type 2 diabetes in medically underserved AppalachiaJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 735-43.
    2012 Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition CounselingICAN: Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition. 1-7.
    2012 Preparing Emotionally Intelligent Doctor of Nursing Practice LeadersJournal of Nursing Education. 1-7.
    2012 The Predictive Relationship of Pediatric Body Mass Indexes and Comorbid Diagnoses Including the Current Findings Regarding AbscessesInfant Child & Adolescent Nutrition. 283-288.
    2011 Acceptability of behavioral treatments for insomniaJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 272-80.
    2011 Educating Advanced Practice Nurses in Using Social Media in Rural HealthcareInternational journal of nursing education scholarship. 1-14.
    2011 Telehealth Versus In-Person Stroke Prevention Education in Elderly Adults in Appalachian VirginiaTelemedicine and e-Health. 1-5.
    2011 Validation of the Insomnia Treatment Acceptability Scale (ITAS) in primary careJournal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 235-42.
    2010 A pilot study of diversity climate and organizational effectiveness in accredited U.S. physical therapist education programsJournal of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    2010 Psychosocial Correlates of Insomnia Severity in Primary CareJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 204-211.
    2008 An Integrative Approach to Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses Using SimulationContemporary Nurse. 129-140.
    2008 Integrative simulation: A novel approach to educating culturally competent nursesContemporary Nurse. 119-128.
    2008 Intergrative Simulation: A Novel Approach to Educating Culturally Competent NursesContemporary Nurse Journal.
    2008 The School Nurse's Role with Vulnerable Goth Teens: Psychosocial RisksJournal of School Health. 459-464.
    2008 Vulnerable Goth teens: the role of schools in this psychosocial high-risk cultureThe Journal of school health. 459-64.
    2006 Perceived health and geriatric risk stratification: observations from family practiceCanadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien. 626-7.
    2006 The School Nurse's Role in Prevention of Student Use of Performance Enhancing SupplementsJournal of School Health. 1-5.
    2004 Using standardized patients to teach and evaluate nurse practitioner students on cultural competencyInternational journal of nursing education scholarship.
    1998 Sensitizing Students to Functional Limitation in the ElderlyFamily Medicine. 15-18.
    1997 Social Desirability, Repression, and Finger TemperatureApplied Psychophysiology Biofeedback. 143.
    1997 Student Attitudes Toward People with Mental RetardationAcademic Medicine. 246.
    1997 The Impact of Student Learning Styles on Interviewing Skills and Academic PerformanceTeaching and Learning in Medicine. 131-135.
    1996 Using A Retreat to Build Student Interest in the ElderlyFamily Medicine. 167-168.
    1995 Student's Learning Styles Do Affect PerformanceAcademic Medicine. 659-660.
    1995 The Importance of Religion for Parents Coping with a Chronically Ill ChildJournal of Psychology and Christianity. 50-57.
    1995 The doctor, the patient: a first-year course for personal and professional growthFamily Medicine. 444-8.
    1994 A Student Wellness ProgramOSR. 5.
    1994 Family Dysfunction and the Well-Being of Medical StudentsFamily Systems. 1-4.
    1994 Knowledge of Pregnancy Symptoms Among Abortion Patients: Is Race a Predictor?Journal of the National Medical Association. 353-356.
    1993 A Family Physician-Counselor Program for Medical StudentsFamily Medicine. 256-259.
    1993 Family Relationships and Depressive Symptoms Preceding Induced AbortionFamily Practice Research Journal. 149-155.
    1993 Psychosocial Determinants of Late Prenatal Care: The Health Belief ModelFamily Medicine. 269-272.
    1992 Determinants of Delayed Pregnancy Testing Among AdolescentsJournal of Family Practice. 406-410.
    1992 Most Parents Approve of AIDS EducationVirginia Nursing Matters. 8.
    1991 Laboratory Differences in Cervical CytologyFamily Practice Research Journal. 171-177.
    1991 Parental Attitudes Towards Physicicans Providing AIDS Education for ChildrenFamily Medicine. 624-626.
    1991 Predicting the Occurrence of Antibiotic Induced Candidal Vaginitis (AICV)Family Practice Research Journal. 319-326.
    1990 A 'New' Candidal Vaginitis Risk FactorJournal of Family Practice. 16-17.

    Books

    Year Title
    2009 Virtual learning platform, Monarch General Hospital: Enhancing BSN Student Interaction with Culturally Diverse Virtual Patients, In Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation.  Springer Publishing Company.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2015 Transforming Clinical PracticeEssential Leadership for Advanced Practice Professionals. DEStech Publications, Inc.
    2010 Innovations in cultural competence development: virtual learning platformTeaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care. Springer Publishing Company.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2015 Women’s Perceptions of Sexual Assault Screening by Healthcare Providers in Primary Care.  6-7.

    Research Overview

  • Access to Care for Rural and Underserved populationsHealth Technology (telehealth, EHR, Decision Support, Social networking)Clinical Care and Vulnerable PopulationsInterprofessional Collaboration and Education
  • Grants

  • APN-CPR: Optimizing APN Readiness to Address Rural and Undeserved Needs  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Program 2017 - 2019
  • “Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant: APN-CPR Optimizing APN Readiness to address the needs of rural and underserved populations through enhanced academic-practice partnerships”  awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration 2017 - 2019
  • Advanced Nursing Education Grants  awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services 2017 - 2018
  • APN PLACE: A Telehealth Network for Developing APN Opportunities in Rural VA  awarded by HRSA 2015 - 2018
  • APN Place: A Telehealth Network for Developing APN Preceptor Opportunities in Rural Virginia  awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration 2015 - 2018
  • Advanced Nursing Education Program  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Nursing Education Program 2015 - 2018
  • APN Place: A Telehealth Network For Developing APN Preceptor Opportunities In Rural Virginia  awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services 2016 - 2017
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) for Distance FNPs & PNP  awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration 2016 - 2017
  • Inter-Professional Education For Advanced Practice Nurses  awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services 2016 - 2017
  • Interprofessional Education for Advanced Practice Nurses  awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration 2014 - 2017
  • Educating Nurse Practitioners to Practice Interprofessionally.” Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Program  awarded by HRSA 2012 - 2016
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships  awarded by HRSA - Advanced Nursing Education 2012 - 2014
  • Training DNP Providers to Address Disparities with Technology  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Program 2010 - 2014
  • Training DNP Students in Health Technology  awarded by HRSA 2010 - 2013
  • Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Administrators/Educators  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Program 2008 - 2011
  • Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses  awarded by HRSA Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Grant 2006 - 2009
  • Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses in Rural Virginia  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Undergraduate Nursing Program 2006 - 2009
  • Educating Culturally Competent DNP-NP Students 2006 - 2009
  • Measuring Response to Dementia Therapy: What Matters to Caregivers  awarded by AMDA Foundation/ Pfizer Quality Improvement Award 2005 - 2009
  • Attitudes of Family Practice Patients toward Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia  awarded by The Joint AAFT/F-AAFP Grants Award Program 2007
  • Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Midwives in Rural Virginia  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Education Nursing Program 2004 - 2007
  • Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Practitioners in Rural Virginia  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Education Nursing Program 2003 - 2006
  • Clinical Experiences in Federally Funded Community Health Centers  awarded by Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Education Nursing Program 2004 - 2005
  • Standardized Patient Cases: Used in Televised and Web Courses  awarded by Faculty Innovator Grants 2004 - 2005
  • Faculty Development in Family Medicine 2002 - 2005
  • Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine 2002 - 2005
  • Attitude of Family Physicians towards Working with Nurse Practitioners as compared to Psychologists, Social Workers, and Nutritionists  awarded by Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Chi Chapter 2003 - 2004
  • Cues to Action in Diabetes Risk Education (CADRE)  awarded by ATPM/CDC/ATSDR Cooperative Agreement Grant 2002 - 2004
  • Portsmouth Family Medicine Residency Training 2001 - 2004
  • Faculty Development in Family Medicine 1999 - 2002
  • Establishment of Departments of Family Medicine (supplemental) 1999 - 2001
  • Establishment of Departments of Family Medicine 1998 - 2001
  • Graduate Training in Family Medicine 1998 - 2001
  • Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine 1998 - 2001
  • Establishment of Departments of Family Medicine 1995 - 1998
  • Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine 1995 - 1998
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies/Health Services track, Old Dominion University 2001
  • M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner, Old Dominion University 1988
  • B.S. in Nursing, Medical College of VA 1979
  • Full Name

  • Carolyn Rutledge