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Patricia D. Suplee

PhD, RNC, CS
Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
215 North 3rd Street, Room 304 D
Camden, NJ 08102

Phone: 

(856) 225-2317

Email: 

Education: 

PhD: University of Pennsylvania (Nursing)
MSN: University of Pennsylvania (Perinatal Clinical Specialist)
BSN: Indiana University (Nursing)

Selected Publications: 

Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P.D., & Gardner, M. Understanding Access to Care and Health Needs of Hispanic Women from an Urban Community. Journal of Hispanic Healthcare International, in press, (2013).
Jerome D’Emilia, B. & Suplee, P.D. (2012). The ACA and the undocumented. American Journal of Nursing,112(4), 21-7.  
McKeever, A.E., Young, J.M., & Suplee, P.D. (2012). Post-polio syndrome: A rising health concern among women. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16(9-10).  
Hanna, A.F. & Suplee, P.D. (2012). Professional boundaries in nurse patient relationships. NURSING2012, 42(9), 40-47.  
Suplee, P.D. & Solecki, S. (2011). Creating and implementing pediatric simulation experiences for Licensed Practical Nursing Students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, July/August. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2010.01.001" \t"  
Dawley, K., Bloch, J.R., Suplee, P.D., Sherzer, G., & McKeever, A. (2010). Using a pedagogical approach to integrate evidence-based teaching in an undergraduate women’s health course. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, Quarter 2010. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2010.00210.x  
Suplee, PD., Cornelius, F. & Gallagher Gordon, M. (2009). Developing life-long learning skills through integration of mobile devices in women’s health education. Published Proceedings – EDULEARN09 – Barcelona, Spain.  
Bloch, J., Dawley, K., & Suplee, P.D. (2009) "Methodological Challenges in Measuring Prenatal Care Adequacy in Preterm Birth Populations."  Journal of Public Health Nursing, 26(5), 449-459.  
Suplee, P.D., Gardner, M. (2009). "Fostering a Smooth Transition to the Faculty Role." The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(11), 514-520.

Certification: 

In-Patient Obstetrics, NCC, 1989 - Present

Research Interests: 

Urban women’s health and behavior change; Maternal health; High-risk pregnancies; Nursing education; Incivility in nursing education and healthcare settings; Nursing faculty development

Awards: 

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Rutgers University, Camden, 2012.
Civic Engagement Fellowship (inaugural), Rutgers University – Camden, 2012
The Journal of Nursing Education's Top Teaching Tool Award - 2010
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching – Drexel University, 2005

Funded Grants: 

“Neighborhood Characteristics that Influence Adverse Birth Outcomes of Hispanic Women Living in Camden, NJ” – Dean’s Summer Research Grant – 2013  
“Identifying Urban Women’s Needs for Postpartum Self-Care and Parental Transition” - Eta Mu Chapter Sigma Theta Tau, Int. - 2013  
“Providing Education to Meet the Healthcare Needs of African American Women: A Community Engagement Project” - Rutgers University Community Engagement Grant – 2012  
“Exposing Nursing Students to Healthcare Needs of Hispanic Women By Means of a Community Health Fair” - Rutgers University Community Engagement Grant – 2011  
“Identifying the Healthcare Needs of Women and Children from a Church Community in Camden, NJ” – Xi Chapter & Eta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Int. - 2011  
“Urban Hispanic Mothers’ Experiences Accessing and Using Health Care Services for their Children with Special Health Care Needs” - Society of Pediatrics & Eta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Int. – 2011.

Selected Presentations: 

Jerome D’Emilia, B. & Suplee, P.D. “Mammogram Use and Self-Efficacy in an Urban Minority Population” presented at ENRS, Boston, MA, 2013.  
Suplee, P.D., Gardner, M., & Borucki, L. “Urban Women’s Needs for Postpartum Self-Care and Parental Transition” presented at ENRS, Boston, MA, 2013.      
Jerome D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P.D. & D’Emilia, J. “Mammogram Use and Self-Efficacy in an Urban Minority Population” presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Chicago, IL, 2013.  
Suplee, PD, Jerome D’Emilia, B., & Gardner, M. “Using Community Based Participatory Research to Understand the Health Needs of Urban Hispanic Women and Children” presented at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research (CANS), Washington DC, 2012.  
Gardner, M., Jerome D’Emilia, B., & Suplee, PD. “Identifying the Healthcare Needs of Women and Children from a Church Community in Camden, N.J.” presented at Reinkemeyer Research Day, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 2012.  
Bloch, J., Lecks, K., Suplee, P.D., Gardner, M., & Borucki, L. “Insights into the childbearing experiences of women with Asperger syndrome” presented at the Eastern Nursing Research Society National Conference, 2012.  
Suplee, P.D., Borucki, L., & Jerome D’Emilia, B. “Tailoring health education to meet the needs of Latina women in a community setting” presented at the AWHONN National Conference, 2012.

Professional Organizations: 

Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Sigma Theta Tau (STT) Eta Mu & Xi Chapters
American Nurses Association (ANA)

Clinical Expertise: 

Obstetrics, High Risk Pregnancies, Women's Health, Clinical Education, Nursing Faculty Development