Rita Million

Rita Million, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE, COI
Associate Professor
(515) 643-6622
rmillion@mercydesmoines.org

Office Hours
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Office Location
SC-205

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

YEAR STARTED AT MERCY COLLEGE: 2020

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Nursing Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2017)
  • MSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, (2009)
  • BSN, College of Saint Mary (2005)
  • ADN, College of Saint Mary (1990)
     

COURSES TAUGHT

  • NUA 337 Research

  • NUA 435 Informatics, Healthcare Policy, & Finance
     

ADVICE TO STUDENTS

  • "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     

CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE

  • Public Health Nursing, LTC, Home Health Care
     

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Rural family caregivers for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia; Nursing education: service learning, innovation in teaching methods; Both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
     

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

  • American Nurses Association

  • Iowa Nurses Association

  • Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Pi At Large

  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators

  • Team Based Learning Collaborative
     

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Exploring Experiences with Resources Among Rural Alzheimer's Dementia Family Caregivers in the Midwest - Roundtable; November 2018; San Diego, CA; APHA Annual Meeting

  • Bridging Service Learning and Public Health Nursing – Rapid 5; Spring 2018; 7th International Nurse Educator Conference, Banff, Canada

  • Exploring Perceptions and Experiences with Resources Among Rural Alzheimer’s Dementia Family Caregivers in the Midwest; UNMC Doctoral Dissertation Defense

  • Cohen, M.Z., Torres-Vigil, I., Million, R., & Bruera, E. (2013). Nursing telephone intervention content in a randomized clinical trial. Accepted for poster presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference March 27-30, 2014, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Berger, A.M., Yennu, S., & Million, R. (2013). Update on interventions focused on symptom clusters: What has been tried and what have we learned? Current Opinions in Supportive Palliative Care, 7(1), 60-66.

  • Eilers, J., & Million, R. (2011). Clinical update: Prevention and management of oral mucositis in patients with cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 27(4), e1-16.

  • Wilson, M., Eilers, J., Heermann, J., & Million, R. (2009). The experience of spouses as informal caregivers for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Cancer Nursing, 32(3), E15-23.

  • Eilers, J., & Million, R. (2007). Prevention and management of oral mucositis in patients with cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 23(3), 201-212.

  • Eilers, J., Heermann, J., Wilson, M., & Million, R. (2007). Independent nursing actions – instrument testing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(1): 242-3.

  • Heermann, J., Eilers, J., Wilson, M., & Million, R. (2007). Experiences of spousal caregivers during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-based Practice.

  • Wilson, M., Eilers, J., Heermann, J., & Million, R. (2007). Development and testing of the independent nursing actions scale. 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-based Practice.

 

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