Carla Mueller, Ph.D., RN

Professor

Email: cmueller@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8525

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Indiana University, 2001
  • Master of Science – Ball State University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Cincinnati, 1978

Selected Honors and Awards

  • “Impact of an Educational Intervention on Evidence Based Guidelines for Orogastic/Nasogastric Insertion & Care,” with N. Hinton BSN, RN – Midwest Alliance for Health Education Summer Research Grant, 2007
  • “The Lived Experience of Master of Science in Nursing Students as Members of a Virtual Classroom on the Internet” – Midwest Alliance for Health Education Research Fellowship, 2000
  • “The Lived Experience of Master of Science in Nursing Students as Members of a Virtual Classroom on the Internet” – Indiana University Graduate Student Research Grant, 2000
  • Chancellor Scholar – outstanding academic record for all Graduate School students, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2000
  • Carol McMullen Marsh Award – scholarly achievement, professional ability and potential for continued excellence in nursing education and/or research, Indiana University School of Nursing Alumni Association, 2000
  • Achievement in Nursing Research Award – Midwest Medical Research Foundation, 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Nursing
    • Beta Iota Chapter, University of Cincinnati
    • Xi Nu Chapter-at-Large, charter member
  • Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

Recent Publications/Presentations

Book Chapters

  • Mueller, C. (2012). Service learning. In D.M. Billings & J.A. Halstead (Eds.), Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty (4th edition). St. Louis: Saunders.
  • Mueller, C., & Billings, D.M. (2006). Supporting learner success. In J. Novotny (Ed.), Distance Education in Nursing. New York: Springer.
  • Mueller, C. (2003). Orienting e-learners to technology and new roles. In D. Billings (Ed.), Conversations in e-learning. Pensicola, FL: Pohl Publishing.
    • Selected as an American Journal of Nursing “Book of the Year” in the category of Nursing Education and Continuing Education, 2004
  • Mueller, C. (2003). Learner support. In D. Billings (Ed.), Conversations in e-learning. Pensicola, FL: Pohl Publishing.
  • Mueller, C. (2000). The new millennium: The role of distance education. In L. Scheetz (Ed.), Nursing Education Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.
  • Mueller, C. (2016). Service learning: Developing values, cultural competence,, social responsibility and global awareness. in D.M. Billings & J.A. Halstead (Eds.)., Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (5th edition).  St. Louis: Saunders.

Articles

  • Mueller, C. (2009). The Scholarship of Teaching. Illumination, 1(15), 1.
  • Mueller, C. (2008). Boyer for Beginners. Illumination, 1(8), 1-2.
  • Mueller, C. (2002). Teaching at a distance via the Web. Excellence in Nursing Education and Research, 3(2), 1.
  • Knepp, A., Winegarden, M., Mueller, C., & Yoder, M. (2014). The University of Saint Francis hosts the ISBN board meeting. Nursing Focus: Official Publication of the Indiana State Board of Nursing, 6(19), 8.
  • Goldbort, J., Knepp, A., Mueller, C., & Pyron, M. (2011). Intrapartum nurses’ lived experience in a traumatic birthing process. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(6), 373-380.

Presentations

  • “A Partnership for Evidence Based Practice” – Clarion Health Systems Annual Research Conference, 2006, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Experiential Learning in Higher Education Using Games – Independent Colleges of Indiana Academic Technology Summit, 2005, Franklin, Ind.
  • “Translating Course Content to the Online Environment” – Independent Colleges of Indiana Academic Technology Summit, 2003, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Boyer for Beginners: Integrating the Boyer Model in your Curriculum Vita” – School of Health Sciences Workshop, University of Saint Francis School, 2008, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Teaching Excellence: Thriving in the Face of Growth” – Faculty Development Day, University of Saint Francis, 2007, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Impact of an Evidence Based Guideline for Orogastric/Nasogastric Insertion & Care” – Nursing Faculty-at-Large Committee, University of Saint Francis, 2007, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Using Blackboard to Administer Exams in a Computer-Based Classroom” – Physician Assistant Studies Program, University of Saint Francis, 2006. Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Saint Francis College-University of Saint Francis: A Time of Professional Growth” – Welcome Week Program, Calumet College of Saint Joseph, 2005, Hammond, Ind.
  • “Using the Boyer Model to Promote Faculty Service” – Faculty Welcome Week, Calumet College of Saint Joseph, 2005 , Hammond, Ind.
  • “Using Blackboard to Facilitate Classroom Discussion” – Faculty Development Day Panel Discussion, University of Saint Francis, 2004, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
  • Using CINAHL and Medline Databases to Search for Evidence to Change Practice.” Presentation to Parkview System EBP Internship Group

  • Tips for Teaching Online.” Co-led presentation at University of Saint Francis Nursing Department Scholarship of Teaching, Fort Wayne, IN 12/6/13

  • Innovative Teaching Strategies.” Co-led presentation at University of Saint Francis Nursing Department Scholarship of Teaching, Fort Wayne, IN 4/12/13

  • Using Online Discussion Forums to Stimulate Reflective Learning.” Presentation at the University of Saint Francis Department of Nursing, Fort Wayne, IN 1/14/11

  • Why the Focus on Scholarship of Teaching and Evidence Based Teaching?” Presentation at the University of Saint Francis Department of Nursing, Fort Wayne, IN 12/09

  • Facilitating Online Learning: Effective Use of the Discussion Board” Presentation at University of Saint Francis School of Health Sciences Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN 5/7/09

  • Teaching Excellence.” Thriving in the Face of Growth, University of Saint Francis Faculty Development Day, 10/9/07

Clinical Expertise/Certification

  • Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  • Intrapartum Nurses Lived Experience of Participation in an Unexpected Birthing Process, 2009-2010
  • Evidence-Based Guidelines for Injections in collaboration with Medical-Surgical Nursing Faculty, University of Saint Francis, 2008
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Early Identification of Shock in collaboration with Parkview Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit, 2008
  • Impact of an Educational Intervention Regarding Evidence-Based Guidelines for Orogastic/Nasogastric Tube Insertion & Care in collaboration with Nancy Hinton, BSN, RN, 2007
  • Development of Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Orogastric/Nasogastric Tube Insertion & Care in collaboration with Nancy Hinton, BSN, RN, CCRN, 2007
  • “The Lived Experience of Master of Science in Nursing Students as Members of an Virtual Classroom on the Internet,” – dissertation, 2001
  • “Online Learning Communities in Nursing Education: Students’ Perspective” – Research Incentive Fellowship, 1999
  • “The Lived Experience of Master of Science in Nursing Students as Members of an Virtual Classroom on the Internet” – pilot study, 1998
  • “Quality of Life in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators,” 1995
  • “Quality of Life in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators” – pilot study, 1994
  • “Indiana High School Guidance Counselors’ Attitudes about an Ideal Career versus a Nursing Career,” 1993
  • “Allen County High School Guidance Counselors’ Attitudes about an Ideal Career versus a Nursing Career” – pilot study, 1993
  • “The Effect of Preoperative Holding Areas on State Anxiety” – master’s thesis, 1985 .
  • Consultant for Parkview Health Systems on Evidence-based Practice during development of “Nightingale EBP classes” for Registered Nurses employed by Parkview Health Systems (2015-2016)
  • Dissertation advisor for M. Sommerville PhD, RN during PhD work at Capella University (2015-2016)

Curriculum Vitae

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