Mary Lou Kanaskie, PhD, RN-BC, AOCN

    • 52 Citations
    • 4 h-Index
    1988 …2018
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    Research interests

    Mary Lou Kanaskie was appointed director of the Office of Nursing Research and Innovation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in August 2018.  Dr. Kanaskie’s primary responsibilities focus on development of research and evidence based practices (EBP) to promote innovations in the delivery of safe and quality patient care.  Kanaskie's recent work includes establishment of a system to mentor staff in creating practice innovations through research and EBP activities.  In 2018, she developed the Evidence-based Practice Fellowship and Writing Academy programs.

    Kanaskie’s research interests include cancer symptom management.  Her research on cognitive changes in women with breast cancer following chemotherapy were presented at national and regional conferences and published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Mary Lou Kanaskie is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health Sciences at Penn State and has received state and national recognition for her contributions to nursing education.  She served as interim Director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from November 2017-August 2018.  Kanaskie’s long career in nursing education included instructor in the Oncology Nursing Society’s Chemotherapy/Biotherapy and Genetics Courses.

    She served as graduate faculty in Penn State’s master’s degree in Nursing Education online program where she taught “Nursing Education Theories and Strategies.”  

    As faculty in Public Health Sciences, Kanaskie taught qualitative research methods and served as a session facilitator for the Short-term Intensive Translational Experience (SITE). 

    Kanaskie’s education research interests include education outcomes evaluation to measure knowledge and skill development through continuing education.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - College of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University

    Master of Science - College of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pennsylvania State University

    Certificate: Foundations for Online Teaching. Pennsylvania State University, World Campus

    External positions

    Member and Delegate (2010 and 2012), American Nurses Association

    Member and Delegate (2010 and 2012), American Nurses Association

    Member, Association of Nurses In Professional Development

    Member, Association of Nurses In Professional Development

    Member and Qualitative Research Interest Group, Eastern Nursing Research Society

    Member and Qualitative Research Interest Group, Eastern Nursing Research Society

    Member, President PA Capital Region Chapter (2005), Oncology Nursing Society

    Member, President PA Capital Region Chapter (2005), Oncology Nursing Society

    Member, PA Nurse Residency Collaborative

    Member, PA Nurse Residency Collaborative

    Member, Director (2005-2007), Vice President (2008-2010), Chair of Cabinet on Nursing Practice (2012-2014), STAR Leadership Program Mentor, PA State Nurses Association

    Member, Director (2005-2007), Vice President (2008-2010), Chair of Cabinet on Nursing Practice (2012-2014), STAR Leadership Program Mentor, PA State Nurses Association

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    Research Output 1988 2018

    • 52 Citations
    • 4 h-Index
    • 12 Article
    • 2 Review article
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    Moving and Lifting Patients
    Decision Making
    Nursing
    Nurses
    Technology
    4 Citations (Scopus)

    Implementing and Sustaining Evidence Based Practice Through a Nursing Journal Club

    Gardner, K., Kanaskie, M. L., Knehans, A., Salisbury, S., Doheny, K. K. & Schirm, V., Aug 1 2016, In : Applied Nursing Research. 31, p. 139-145 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Evidence-Based Practice
    Nursing
    Nurses
    Organizational Objectives
    Nursing Process
    8 Citations (Scopus)
    Family Health
    Intensive Care Units
    Communication
    Delivery of Health Care
    Research Design
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Chemotherapy-related cognitive change: A principle-based concept analysis

    Kanaskie, M. L., May 1 2012, In : Oncology nursing forum. 39, 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Drug Therapy
    Quality of Life
    Literature
    Social Adjustment
    Information Storage and Retrieval
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    Stomatitis
    educational program
    Teaching
    nurse
    Nurses