Kathleen Neville Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is an experienced nurse educator with an extensive background in both undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on research, evidence-based practice and curriculum development. She is a graduate of New York University where she obtained both a Ph.D. and master's degree in Nursing, and a B.S. in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing. Prior to joining Seton Hall College of Nursing in January 2018, she was professor in the School of Nursing at Kean University and taught in the R.N.-B.S.N. master's and Ph.D. programs. Previous teaching experiences include Rutgers University and Yale University.
In 2018, Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the School of Health and Medical Sciences, and the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine were awarded a three-year Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Grant to address the opioid epidemic. As principal investigator and one of three project directors, in collaboration with SAMHSA grant team members, nurse practitioner, medical and physician assistant students are afforded the opportunity to receive state of the art didactic and clinical training to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT), the gold standard treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders.
Dr. Neville’s research interests pertain to investigations addressing challenges in nursing practice and further testing of her instrument, the Nurses' Perception of Patient Rounding Scale© (Neville,2010). She has been primary author to numerous nursing studies in refereed journals examining compassion fatigue, rounding practices, substance abuse, the opioid epidemic, servant leadership, fatigue, noise mitigation, psychosocial oncology and uncertainty in illness. Dr. Neville is the author of the pediatric/adolescent text, Mature Beyond Their Years: The Impact of Cancer on Adolescent Development. Throughout her career she has presented locally, nationally and internationally on her many research studies and has extensive experience as a nursing research editor. Dr. Neville is passionate about facilitating and mentoring nurses in the conduct of scholarly inquiry to guide practice.
- Ph.D., New York University, Nursing Research and Theory Development
- M.A., New York University, Nursing Education
- B.S., Rutgers-The State University, College of Nursing
- Maglione, J., & Neville, K. (2021). Servant leadership among undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Journal of Religion and Health.
- Neville, K., Conway, K., Maglione, J., Connolly, K., Foley, M., & Re, S. (2021). Understanding servant leadership: A concept analysis. International Journal of Human Caring. DOI:10.20467/humancaring-d-20-00022
- Neville, K., & Foley, M. (2020). The economic impact of the opioid epidemic in America: Nurses call to action. Nursing Economics, 38,1, 7-15.
- Neville, K., & Re, S. (2019). Guidelines to creating meaningful minutes, Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14, 235-237.
- Neville, K, Velmer, G., Brown, S., & McKean, N. (2017). "A pilot study: The relationship between fatigue and napping in nurses practicing on the night shift." The Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(11),581-586.
- Applebaum, D., Calo, O., & Neville, K. (2016) "The implementation of quiet time on a medical-surgical unit." Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(12),669-674.
- Neville, K., DiBona, C., & Mahler. M. (2016). "Validation of the nurses’ perception of the patient rounding scale: An exploratory study of the influence of shift work on nurses’ perception of patient rounding." Orthopaedic Nursing, 35(2),1-9.
- Neville, K., Radil, E. & Velmer, G. (2015). "Improving parental adherence to a failed vision screening referral in the U.S." British Journal of School Nursing,10(3),82-89.
- Neville, K., & Roan, N. (2014). "Challenges in nursing practice: Nurses’ perceptions in caring for medical-surgical patients with substance abuse/dependence." Journal of Nursing Administration, (44)6,339-346.
- Neville, K., & Cole, D. A. (2013). "The relationships among compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction in nurses practicing in a community medical center." Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(3), 348-354.
- Neville, K., & Roan, N. (2013). "Suicide in hospitalized, medical-surgical patients." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 51(1)),1-9.
- Neville, K., Lake, K., Paul, D., LeMunyon, D. & Whitmore, K. (2012). "Nurses’ perception of patient rounding," Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(2),83-88.
- Neville, K., Foley, M. & Gertner, A. (2011). "Understanding and identifying the child at risk for auditory processing disorder: A case method approach in examining the interdisciplinary role of the school nurse." Journal of School Nursing, 27(2) 22-32.
- Dilessio, E., Magsalin, M., Neville, K., & Patten, C. (2010). "Patient rounding to improve patient satisfaction." Nursing Management, 41(12), 16-19.
- Neville, K. & Horbatt, S. (2008). "EBP: Creating a spirit of inquiry to solve clinical nursing problems: A case study approach," Orthopaedic Nursing, 27(6), 2-8.
- Neville, K. (2000). Mature beyond their years: The impact of cancer on adolescent development. Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Press, Inc.
- March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year, Nursing Research, Evidence-based practice and informatics, 2020
- Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2018
- Associate Research Editor Orthopaedic Nursing 2015
- Graduate Faculty Research Mentor Award Kean University 2016
- Range Adjustment Merit Award Kean University 2015
- Nurse of the Year, Academic Educator March of Dimes 2014
- Nurse of the Year Finalist, Nurse Education Award March of Dimes 2014
- National League for Nursing Recognition Award NJ League for Nursing 2013
- Foundation for Research Award Kean University 2013
- Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Kean University 2007
- Lambda Iota Outstanding Faculty Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society, 2006.
- Foundation in Research Award Kean University 2004