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Genevieve E. Chandler

Associate Professor
BIO: Dr. Chandler’s passion is understanding how to interrupt the affect Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) have on health risk behaviors, hard-to-treat symptoms and chronic disease conditions. Her empowerment model is the framework for asset-based interventions to develop resilience to ACE to promote young adult health and well being. She has been a leader in promoting trauma informed care to eliminate seclusion and restraints and create a safe environment for patients and staff on inpatient mental health units. Mentoring as strategy to empower students, nurses and faculty, is the focus of Dr. Chandler’s educational research which has resulted in two books, the award winning guide to successfully being accepted into nursing school and an informative study on succeeding in the first year of practice as well as two Robert Wood Johnson New Careers In Nursing awards. “I am a midwife teacher who gives birth to student’s ideas’” aptly describes Dr. Chandler’s teaching style that inspires students to develop their voice, create new knowledge and build their leadership capacity. “As a relational learner, whether in person or online, I develop trusting relationships and promote an exciting collegial environment so learning will thrive.” Her leadership style, whether in the classroom, on university committee or in a professional organization, gently encourages by what one student described as “the ability to plant seeds of ideas, where upon they grow in students fertile minds and are welcomed as ideas of their own.” 
RESEARCH INTERESTS: How to interrupt the affect Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) have on health risk behaviors, hard-to-treat symptoms and chronic disease conditions.
Kalmakis, K & Chandler, G (2012) Adverse childhood experiences: A concept analysis. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, in review.
Chandler, G. & Swantston, J. (2012). Underrepresented students speak: Assertive mentoring ofr career progression. Nurse Educator, accepted. 
Chandler, G. (2012). Reducing restraints and seclusion to create a culture of safety. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, accepted.
Barton-Burke, M., Garofalo, J., Zucker, D. Chandler, G., Jacelon, C. (2012). Mutaul mentoring: A report of a successful project. Journal of Professional Nursing, accepted.
Chandler, G. (2012). Succeeding in the first year of practice: Heed the wisdom of novice nurses. Journal of Nursing Staff Development. (accepted)
Roche, J., Morsi, D., & Chandler, G. (2009). Testing a work environment- work relationship model to explain expertise in experienced acute care nurses. Journal of Nursing Administration. 39(3), 115-122. 
Gazarian, P. Henneman, E, Chandler, G. (2009). Nurse decision making in the pre arrest period. Clinical Nursing Research, 19(21), 21-37.
Chandler, G. (2008). From traditional inpatient to trauma-informed treatment: Transferring control from staff to patient. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 14(5), 363-371.
Chandler, G (2006). Evolution from a traditional role course to a second bachelor’s best practice. First International Symposium on Excellence in Second-entry Baccalaureate Nursing Education: Best Practices Locally and Globally. 32-36. Canada: University of Toronto.
DeMarco, R., Roberts, S.J., & Chandler, G. (2005) The use of a writing group to enhance voice and connection among staff nurses, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 21(3), 85-90.
Chandler, G (2005). Growing nurse leaders: An undergraduate teaching assistant program. Journal of Nursing Education. 44(12), 569-572.
Chandler, G., Roberts, S. J. & DeMarco, R (2005) The development of nursing voice: writing as an empowerment strategy. In M. Oermann & K. Heinrich (Eds.) Annual Review for Nursing Education, (3), 359-374). N.Y.: Springer Publishing. 
Chandler, G (2002) An evaluation of college and low income youth writing together: self-discovery and cultural connection Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. 25 (4), 255-269.
Baldwin, C., & Chandler, C. (2002) Coaching faculty to write for publication. Journal of Professional Nursin,g 18(1), p.8-15.
Hayes, E., Chandler, G. & Merriman, D. (2002) The master’s portfolio: validating the advanced practice nurse. Journal of Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 14(3) 119-125.
Hunter, A., Lusardi, P., Zucker, D., Jacelon, C. & Chandler, G (2002) Making meaning: Creativity in qualitative research, Journal of Qualitative Research, 12(3), 388-398.
Hunter, A. & Chandler, G. (1999) Adolescent resilience. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 31(3), 243-247.
Chandler, G & Hanrahan, P (1999) Teaching over interactive video: Creating connections. Journal of Nursing Education, 39(2), 73-80.
Chandler, G. (1999) A creative writing intervention to enhance self-esteem and self-efficacy in adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 12(2) 70-78.
Chandler, G. & Roberts, S. (1998) Student perceptions of empowerment in their graduate program. 8(2) REVOLUTION: Journal of Nurse Empowerment 43-46.
Roberts, S. & Chandler, G. (1996) Empowerment of nursing graduate students: A dialogue for change. Journal of Professional Nursing. 12(4) 233-239.
Chandler, G. (1995). Taking the private voice public: Sharing nursing knowledge. REVOLUTION: Journal of Nurse Empowerment, Spring, 80-83.
Chandler, G. (1992). Power through relationships: A natural for nurses. REVOLUTION: Journal of Nurse Empowerment, 2(4), 28+
Chandler, G. (1992). The source and process of empowerment. Nursing Administration Quarterly.
16(3), 1-4.
Chandler, G. (1991). Nurses in the news: From invisible to visible. Journal of Nursing Administration 22(2), 11-12
Chandler, G. (1991). Creating an empowered environment. Nursing Management, 22(8), 20-23
Chandler, G. (1990). Structural theory: Women in management Rossabeth Moss Kanter in Case Studies in Nursing Management. Marrianer-Tomey Ann (ed), St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year-Book.
Chandler, G. (1990). Retention: Has it obstructed nursing’s view? Nursing Administration Quarterly 14(4), 70-75.
Chandler, G. (1989). On good mothers and good managers. Nursing Management 22(12), 36-37.
Chandler, G. (1988). Killing her softly. Journal of Nursing Administration 18(1), 4.
Chandler, G. (1987). Articulating nursing practice: Putting care plans into action. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(5), 89-90.
Chandler, G (1986). The relationship of nursing work environment to empowerment and powerlessness. Unpublished dissertation.
Chandler, G. (1984). Self-scheduling: Another step in professionalism. Nursing Management, 15(1) 42C-42G.
Chandler, G. (1993) On the new psychology of women: A cautionary view. Nursing Scan in Administration. 8(5),7.
Chandler, G.(1993). Self-leading work teams: Moving beyond self-management myths. Nursing Scan in Administration. 8(4), 7.
Chandler, G. (1992) To be fully there: Psychological presence at work. Nursing Scan in Administration 8(1), 7. 
Chandler, G. (1992) Leadership: An alienating myth? Nursing Scan in Administration. 7(4),12.
Chandler, G. (1992) Language, technology, gender & power. Nursing Scan: Administration. 7(4).
Chandler, G. (1992) Network relations and loss of organizational autonomy. Nursing Scan in Administration, 7(2), 10.
Chandler, G. (1991) Group decision fiascos continue: Space shuttle Challenger and a revised group think framework. Nursing Scan in Administration. 7, (1) .
Chandler, G. (2010) New nurses survival guide. NY: McGraw-Hill.
Chandler, G. & Schneider, P. (2009). Creation and response: From wellspring to evaluation in Kaufmann & Kaufmann, (Eds.) The psychology or creative writing, (pp. 316-331). NY: Cambridge University Press. 
Chandler, G. (2007). The ultimate guide to getting into nursing school. NY: McGraw-Hill.
Chandler, G. (1993). The RN mentor program: An exercise in leadership. In Dickelman, N., & Rather (Eds) M., Transforming RN Education. NY: National League for Nursing Press...