Elizabeth Kinchen, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Dr. Kinchen is an assistant professor in the undergraduate department. A board certified advanced holistic nurse, Kinchen has presented and been published in several journals for her research on holistic nursing care, and is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She began her nursing career as staff nurse at a regional burn center in Indiana and has worked in intensive and progressive care units.

Funded Research

  • Principal Investigator, Holistic Nursing Values in Nurse Practitioner Education, Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Epsilon Chapter ($684).

  • Principal Investigator, The Preservation of Holistic Nursing Values in Nurse Practitioner Care, Florida Organization of Nurse Executives ($2,000).

Selected Publications

  • Kinchen, E. (2018). The need for development of theory specific to nurse practitioner practice. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing. Advance Online Publication.

  • Kinchen, E., & Loerzel, V. (2018). Nursing students’ attitudes and use of holistic therapies for stress relief. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Advance online publication.

  • Kinchen, E. (2015). Development and testing of an instrument to measure holistic nursing values in nurse practitioner care. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(2), 144-157.

  • Kinchen, E. (2015). Development of a Quantitative Measure of Holistic Nursing Care. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

  • Kinchen, E. (2014). Measuring the Preservation of Core Holistic Nursing Values in Nurse Practitioner Care. Advances in Nursing Science.

  • Purnell, M., Lange, B., Bailey, C., Drozdowicz, A., Eckes, S., Kinchen, E. & Smith-Atkinson, N. (2013). Covered Wagon Journey: Student Chronicles in Advanced Holistic Nursing. Creative Nursing, 19(1), 16-20.

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Holistic Nurses Association

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