Dr. Katherine Hinic is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Department. Her areas of nursing practice and education include maternal-newborn nursing and adult primary care. Dr. Hinic has practiced as a maternal-newborn nurse, lactation counselor, and nurse educator in the area of maternity and women's health. Additionally, she has served as an adult nurse practitioner in primary care, with a primary focus in women's health. Dr. Hinic holds numerous national certifications including: Clinical Nurse Leader from the American Association of College of Nursing, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Maternal Newborn Nurse from the National Certification Corporation, and Clinical Nurse Educator from the National League for Nursing. Her areas of research include health promotion in new mother-infant dyads and evidence-based practice.
Dr. Hinic maintains her clinical practice in research and quality improvement at a nearby medical center. Dr. Hinic is passionate about working with the students at the College of Nursing and helping to prepare them for and advance their careers as professional nurses and advanced practice nurses.
- Ph.D., Seton Hall University
- M.S., Rutgers University
- B.S., Rutgers University
- Hinic, K. (2015). The Relationships Among Perceived Stress, Birth Satisfaction, and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy in Early Postpartum Women.
- Hinic, K.A. (2017). Understanding and promoting birth satisfaction in new mothers. MCN American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 42 (4) 210-215.
- Hinic, K.A., Silverstein, W., Kowalski, M.O. (In press). Professor in residence: an innovative academic-practice partnership. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
- Hinic, K.A. (2016). Predictors of breastfeeding confidence in the early postpartum period. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, & Neonatal Nursing, 45, 649-660. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.04.010
- Fortier, M. E., Fountain, D.M., Vargas, M., Heelan-Fancher, L., Perron, T., Hinic, K.A., Swan, B.A. (2015). Health Care in the Community: Developing Academic/Practice Partnerships for Care Coordination and Managing Transitions. Nursing Economic$.
Dr. Hinic was a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Preparation Program throughout her doctoral studies. She has presented her research at several state and regional nursing and interdisciplinary conferences.